The Minister of Education, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the new Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) hostel in Bombay today, March 27. Rs 117 crore.
Our IITs are ‘India’s Instrument of Transformation’ and the Institute should play a leading role in fostering new frontiers of knowledge and nurturing tomorrow’s innovators. This will bring positive change in people’s lives and attract Indian diaspora and international students, the minister said at the launch. He added that the atmosphere of a campus is important because it provides positivity and quality learning experiences.
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“India has shown that it has solutions to complex global problems. Students from IIT Bombay should map out the country’s requirements for the next 50 years, including disaster management, clean energy and sustainability, and work to meet those requirements,” he added.
Happy to be one of the students and teachers of @iitbombay† Inauguration of the new hostel-17, one of the first group of buildings to @iitbombay has built entirely with funds from Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) with an estimated cost of 117 crore. pic.twitter.com/V1fJMJ1eoD— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) March 27, 2022
“The era of rapidly changing geopolitical realities and pandemic-induced global challenges has presented us with a plethora of opportunities. I underlined the role of IIT Bombay in ensuring a prominent role for India in the new emerging world order,” he continued.
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At the institute, the on-campus minister also paid floral tribute to Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Baba Saheb BR Ambedkar. In addition, the Minister, along with Dr. Pawan K Goenka, Chairman and Director Prof. Shubhashish Chaudhuri and other senior faculty members, took a presentation on IIT Bombay on the institute’s plan to implement the NEP 2020 recommendations.
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