Had an enriching interaction with Directors of leading IITs and IISc Bangalore: PM Narendra Modi

Had an enriching interaction with Directors of leading IITs and IISc Bangalore during which we exchanged thoughts on a wide range of subjects including making India a hub for R&D, innovation and popularising science among the youth.

The IISc Bangalore team shared an interesting presentation on their key R&D initiatives in areas like robotics, efforts in education such as training maths/science teachers, COVID-19 work.

They emphasised on the need to give importance to health in Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision.

I was happy to know details on IIT Bombay’s extensive work in technology for conversion of nitrogen generator to oxygen generator, cell therapy for cancer cure and their academic innovations like starting LASE programme, Masters in Digital Health, AI and Data Science.

The team from IIT Madras talked about COVID mitigation efforts like setting up of a modular hospital, hotspot prediction, their multi-disciplinary research and their online BSc. in programming and data science. They are also working on enhanced digital coverage across India.

Proud to see IIT Kanpur become a hub for futuristic research and innovations in blockchain technologies, monitoring air quality, electronic fuel injections and more. The support being given to start-ups, upskilling of professionals will greatly benefit India’s Yuva Shakti.

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