Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh has said that Institutes like IITs should find its place in the hundred top global institutes of higher learning.
”Multiple attractive features like international students and faculties presence in Indian institutes, research and innovation at a par with the best institutes in the world and physical facilities second to none at IITs”, he said in his address at the 6th convocation of IIT Bhubaneswar on Monday.
Expressing his ministry’s dedication to improving quality and excellence of technical education in India, Mr. Singh said, “India was on the threshold of a fourth industrial revolution to be ushered in by advancements in robotics, virtual reality, cloud technology, big data, Artificial Intelligence and other technologies.”
Congratulating the parents and teachers of 295 graduating students, the minister said the country was dependent on these young minds for the nation building for a New India as envisioned by the Prime Minister.
The ministry had launched Revitalising Infrastructure Systems in Education (RISE), he said, adding that it aimed to provide financial assistance up to Rs 1 lakh crore over a period of four years to IITs, NITs, and IISERs.