Kharagpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the IITs need to be taken to the next level from Indian Institutes of Technology to Institutes of Indigenous Technologies in the 21st century to meet the changing demands and aspirations of new India. He said this while addressing the 66th convocation of IIT Kharagpur on Tuesday via video conference.
PM Modi urged the students passing out to work towards building startups and innovating things that can change the lives of crores of Indians. “Degree they won today represents the aspiration of millions of people, which students have to fulfill,” the prime minister said.
PM Modi also asked the students to adopt the mantra of Self 3 — Self-awareness, Self-confidence and Selflessness — to overcome their self-doubts and obstacles in the future.
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Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Union Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre also graced the occasion.
PM Modi stressed on the need for significant innovation for Industry 4.0. Lauding the efforts of IIT Kharagpur to transform academic research related to AI at the industrial level, Internet of things and modern construction technology, he urged the premier institute to work fast on futuristic solutions in Health Technology.