Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) is set to introduce a course on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 in the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) curriculum from this academic year (2020-2021).
The course will be offered to the second year B.Tech students as a compulsory course, to reorient the thinking of young and dynamic individuals towards the path of sustainable development.
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, the nodal department for this course, has collaborated and pooled resources from eight other departments of the Institute to design and implement the course.
Faculty members from each of these departments will jointly conduct the course and will provide exposure to B.Tech students on the technological, economical, ecological and societal aspects of these 17 SDGs.
Speaking about the introduction of this course, Prof T G Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, emphasised the urgent need to adopt these 17 goals as part of the curriculum so that the students who are the future leaders of the country are aware of the challenges for sustainable development and how their roles can lead to holistic development.