Dharmendra Visits IIT-Bhubaneswar, Reviews Functioning Of Higher Education Institutions In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited IIT Bhubanswar campus on Friday and chaired the meeting to review functioning of Higher Educational Institutions in Odisha.

Director of IIT Bhubaneswar Prof Shreepad Karmalkar introduced all the senior members of faculty, newly recruited faculty, staff and officers to the Minister.

In his brief interaction with the faculty, officers and staff, the Education Minster emphasised that India is changing. The country has a role to be played in global arena and no one can replace India in coming 50 years, he said.

He further emphasised that IITs are the epicenter of knowledge and culturally distinct for different methods of thinking. Learning of students at IITs give courage and right perspective to students to think, this in turn helps them to contribute in nation building. He reiterated to create Entrepreneurship Eco System in and around IIT Bhubaneshwar and to create employers from the incubation centers.

He also suggested for a think tank to debate core emerging sectors to meet the societal needs at large. He declared that by July 2023, this year, he will initiate a large scale plantation drive in the IIT Bhubaneswar campus.

Hon’ble Education Minister Ji visited Center for Research Instrumentation Facility (CRIF) and VARCoE, Chip to Startup/ Semiconductor facility within the IIT Bhubaneswar campus. He has also reviewed various new Infrastructure projects of the Institute.

A meeting to review of Higher Educational Institutions in Odisha was chaired by the Minister and presentations were made by IIT Bhubaneshwar, NIT Rourkela, Central University Koraput, IIM Sambalpur and IISER Berhampur, a press release said.

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