Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi presented the blueprint for the next 10 years on the occasion of its Golden Jubilee year. In an online program, the Institute’s Strategic Documents (Strategy Documents) and the Golden Jubilee Year Mascot were released by Vice President and Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
Director of IIT Delhi Prof. Ram Gopal Rao said that we want to touch the lives of one billion people in the next 10 years. Want to make their life better. For this, we have to work on five important points.
These five points are research, educational, experiential and employment enhancement for better research, achieving global competitiveness in selected technology sectors, entrepreneurship and leadership in the global world and contributing to service to the country and society. For this, strong teaching and research, investment in technology, leadership in select areas, improvement in the industry, a globally established entrepreneurial center for alumni and connecting the alumni and teachers of the institute.
Find solutions to the problems of IIT rural India: Naidu
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said on the occasion of IIT Delhi’s Golden Jubilee celebrations that IIT institutions should initiate major research programs to revitalize the rural economy by developing sustainable technology.
He said that research in other higher educational institutions including IITs should be relevant to the society. Their aim should be to find solutions to the problems faced by mankind from climate change to health related issues.
Indian institutions will be counted among the best institutions of the world only when they provide excellent solutions to the problems of society. The goal of research should be to facilitate people’s lives, speed up development and ensure a more equitable world order. The Vice President said that the institutes should focus not only on increasing agricultural production, but also on the production of nutritious and protein-rich food grains.
He said that I am happy to state that the new education policy will promote India as a global center of education. Will provide high level of affordable education and help India in coming back in the role of Vishva Guru.
Institution expected to meet the national challenge: Nishank
Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that IIT Delhi is to meet the national challenge. It has done remarkable work by creating the cheapest RT-PCR-based Kovid-19 diagnostic kit to supply more than 40 lakh PPE kits in India. He said that I am happy to know that the institute has filed more than 500 patents and has done many innovative work in the last 5 years besides publishing more than 10,000 researches to the students.