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Ramesh Pokhriyal asks IITs to modify Institute Development Plan as envisioned in NEP

Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has asked IITs to modify Institute Development Plan as envisioned in New Education Policy to improve the mobility of faculty between institution and industry. He said, the mobility of faculty members and industry experts between technical institutes and industry will promote collaborations between industry and academia.

Chairing the meeting of the Council of Indian Institutes of Technology today through online medium, the Minister urged IITs to adopt ‘One IIT – One Thrust Area’ approach based on local needs.

He congratulated Heads of all IITs and Chairpersons for successfully continuing the academics during the challenging times of COVID-19 and for their remarkable contribution in combating the pandemic by way of new scientific research.

During the meeting, Digital Transformation using Blockchain, AI, ML, and Cloud Computing at IITs came up for discussion. It was recommended to constitute a Task Force to review use of technology at all IITs and also to accelerate deployment of digital tools. It was also recommended to undertake rationalization of staff from current standards to a lower number.

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