Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visits IIT Hyderabad

IIT Hyderabad will play a major role in building brand India globally: Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Minister for Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan today inaugurated the state-of-the-art facilities, laid the foundation stone for BVRSCIENT & witnessed a landmark MoU for the first-of-its-kind Greenko School of Sustainable Science & Technology at IIT Hyderabad.

The infrastructure inaugurated today is a part of the campus development project under the broader India-Japan collaboration through the JICA. On this occasion, IITH has also exchanged an MoU with English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) to get support to meander students to accustomed to the foreign languages to be prepared for upcoming global opportunities on the way via various UG & PG programs at IITH with eminent global academic & industrial partners.

Speaking on the occasion, Pradhan said that India is going to play a leading role in the fourth industrial revolution and IIT Hyderabad will play a major role in building brand India globally and in carving out a better and prosperous future, especially during the AmritKaal. We have to fulfil Prime Minister’s vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, he added.

The Minister further said that India cannot be just a consuming nation. We have to innovate and establish our own models for achieving self-sufficiency as well as for furthering global welfare. He urged IIT Hyderabad to redefine its role to fulfil societal needs and also to provide affordable global solutions.

The Minister stated that NEP 2020 is a roadmap to situate India among the top in the new emerging world order. He suggested that IIT Hyderabad must endeavour to provide education & skilling in frontier areas, encourage risk taking, transform job-seekers into job-creators and establish new parameters of excellence.

He said that skilling is a lifelong process and NEP 2020 emphasises on integrating skill development into education system. He suggested IIT Hyderabad and experts from the industry to establish a world-class skill development centre at IITH for harnessing IR 4.0 & 21st century job markets. He expressed his confidence that IITH with its thrust on research and innovation will be a role model for emerging and global economies. The Minister thanked Mr BVR Mohan Reddy from Cyient & Mr Anil Chalamasetty from Greenko for taking responsibility and donating generously for strengthening research activities at IITH and also for placing the institute at the forefront of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Dr BVR Mohan Reddy said that both Entrepreneurship & Climate Change are dear to Minister of Education and it is gratifying to have him on the occasion today. He applauded the steps taken by Ministry of Education towards implementing NEP 2020. He expressed his confidence  that world-class facilities at IITH will help in realizing the visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.

Expressing delight on occasion, Prof B S Murty that today we are witnessing the uniqueness of IITH, be it Innovation Park, Research Centre & foundation for upcoming school for innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Science and Technology. We look forward to continued guidance and support from the ministry to ensure IITH does its best in the field of Innovation, he added.

Delegates from Japan, BoG Chairman Dr BVR Mohan Reddy; Mr SAITO Mitsunori, Chief Representative, JICA, Mr Anil Kumar Chalamalasetty, Chief Executive and Managing Director, Greenko Group; Mr OP Bhatt, Independent Director and Chairman of Board of Directors of Greenko; Prof BS Murty Director, Deans, HoDs, Faculty, Staff & Students of IIT Hyderabad also attended the event.