Union Education and Skills Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today visited IIT Hyderabad to lay the foundation stone for the BVR Mohan Reddy School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BVRSCIENT). The BVRSCIENT aims to nurture and develop India’s world-class innovation and entrepreneurial talent. It will offer a wide range of courses, including bachelor’s, master’s, executive and doctoral programs.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of Education said that India will play a leading role in the fourth industrial revolution and that IIT Hyderabad will play a major role in building India’s brand at the global scale and in building a better and prosperous future, especially during the AmritKaal. . “We must realize the Prime Minister’s vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” he added.
He further stated that India cannot just be a consumer nation. “We must innovate and establish our own models to achieve self-sufficiency as well as to promote global well-being,” he added. He went on to add that the NEP 2020 is a roadmap to position India among the frontrunners of the emerging new world order.
Pradhan further said that training is a lifelong process and that NEP 2020 emphasizes the integration of skills development into the education system. He suggested to IIT Hyderabad and industry experts to establish a world-class skills development center at IITH to harness IR 4.0 and 21st century job markets.
IIT Hyderabad has also exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding with English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) to help students get accustomed to foreign languages and prepare them for upcoming global opportunities for various UG and PG programs.
The institute signed a memorandum of understanding with Greenko for the establishment of the Greenko School of Sustainable Science and Technology (GSSST). The MoU was signed to launch India’s first school dedicated to sustainable science and technology. The school aims to fill the growing gaps in research, education and skills caused by the imperatives of sustainable development. The school will advance knowledge in climate change mitigation, artificial intelligence and space technology, energy transition and industrial transformation, circular and regenerative economy, etc.
The GSSST will open towards the end of this year and by June 2023 it aims to induct MTech and PhD students in Sustainable Science and Technology, followed by BTech programs. Greenko works in consultation with the Department of Education, AICTE, NCERT and NCVET to ensure that the GSSST is both compliant with and advances the learning of sustainable science and technology.
The IITH also inaugurated the Technology Innovation Park (TIP), an incubation ecosystem to nurture ideas and innovations into viable technology and business ventures. The Research Center Complex (RCC) was also inaugurated today to house sophisticated laboratories with high-end research equipment.
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