IHOR SIRYI – Candidate of Technical Sciences, Professor. He was in charge of higher education from 1971 to 1987.
In the 1972-1973 academic year, the Institute equipped with 8 lecture halls for the use of technical teaching aids and two classes of programmed training.
In 1973, for the first time, on the initiative of the Institute, 10 mechanized student units were created.
For the leadership of Ihor Siryi in 1974, the current certification of students is introduced twice in the semester. This form of knowledge control has gained full recognition in subsequent years. In the same year, the course “Fundamentals of Scientific Research” is introduced.
Over the years of the leadership of Ihor Siryi the building was put into operation:
- student dining room for 220 seats (1975);
- libraries with reading rooms for 300 places (1976);
- student’s club (1978);
- the educational building of the military department (1980)
- in 1979, the construction of a 9-storey training and laboratory building (now the building 2).
Under the direction of Ihor Siryi in October 1979, the Faculty of Advanced training of senior managers and specialists in agriculture began to work at the institute. For the direction of Ihor Siryi the institute became a university of I category. In 1981, the Melitopol Institute of Agricultural Mechanization was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.
For outstanding achievements in the work of Ihor Siryi was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor. In 1980 Ihor Siryi was awarded the title of Honored Worker of the Higher School of Ukraine, was awarded a diploma of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and an honorary diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers. He – Excellence in agrarian education and science 1st degree, has a medal «For labor valor».
For honesty, professionalism and a great contribution to the development of his hometown in 1999, he was awarded the title «Honorary citizen of the city of Melitopol». Ihor Siryi also teaches at the department of technical service in the agroindustrial complex.