"PROFICIENCE is doing yeomen service to the Society, the tax payer. The expertise, knowledge and facilities available at the Indian Institute of Science have been made available to all those who want to enrich their knowledge: it would have been very difficult for some of them to formally enter IISc due to various constraints. The planners, designers and constructors have effectively used their training in PROFICIENCE resulting in economy and efficiency, a great service to the nation.

It gives me great pleasure to recall that I was also associated with PROFICIENCE, first its Coordinator and then, as the Chairman of CCE.

I am sure, with your dynamic leadership PROFICIENCE will reach greater heights and serve those interested in acquiring knowledge. "