Union education minister asks council of IITs to adopt a One IIT One Thrust Area approach
Encourage mobility of faculty members and industry experts between Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank told the council of IITs on February 22.
The education spoke about an Institute Development Plan in keeping with NEP 2020 to promote collaborations. He also said IITs have the potential to become a driving force towards realising the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat or self-reliant India and suggested the adoption of a One IIT One Thrust Area approach.
Pokhriyal was chairing the 54th meeting of the council virtually, in the presence of minister of state for education Sanjay Dhotre and higher education secretary Amit Khare.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) February 22, 2021
An online IIT R & D fair was proposed to showcase the quality research work done by IITs, which has impacted the industry. The education ministry issued a statement, proposing an offline fair after the pandemic.
While discussing blockchain, AI, ML and cloud computing, the council also recommended the creation of a taskforce to review the use of technology at IITs and to accelerate the deployment of digital tools. A recommendation to undertake rationalisation of staff from current standardises to a lower number was also made.
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