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IIT Delhi: Education minister inaugurates IInvenTiv

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Posted on 15 Oct 2022
14:05 PM
Education minister, Dharmendra Pradhan

Education minister, Dharmendra Pradhan Source: Shutterstock

‘IITs today have become instruments of transformation’: Dharmendra Pradhan
The two-day event will be hosting representatives from CII, FICCI and NASSCOM

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi held its first-ever all-IIT R&D showcase ‘IInvenTiv’ on Friday. The Union Minister for Education and Skill Development, Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the event.

The minister stated that IITs today have become instruments of transformation. They are repositories of knowledge and experience and a bridge to the future.

Additionally, Pradhan said that the Covid pandemic has shown us the impact of what happens when technology-driven research commits itself to the service of the human race. “Whether it is the development of Indian vaccines within a short span of time, it has all been possible because of brilliant minds like yours”.


“These are the signs of an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and we have to encourage the relationship of academic R&D – new age technology - industry- society more to take research and innovation to the zenith so that no one is left behind”, the minister added.

The minister also said that technology will drive the next phase of growth and development with IT and communications technology among the contenders. Events like ‘IInvenTiv’ will be the start of a revolution and emerge as a key forum which will provide solutions to complex global problems.

“The R&D Fair is being organized in commemoration of the 75th year of India’s Independence in line with the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ initiative. It has brought over 300 representatives from the industry. There are 75 projects and 6 Showcase projects on diverse themes being exhibited at the event. The projects are aligned with the vision of Make in India, Digital India, and Atmanirbhar Bharat," said the Ministry of Education.

The two-day event will be hosting representatives from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), along with students, global IIT alumni, faculties of various CFTIs, scientists from DRDO, ISRO, CSIR and ICAR.

Last updated on 15 Oct 2022
14:05 PM
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