Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan visited IIT Madras today, September 19, 2022. During his visit, the education minister launched the institute’s strategic plan for 2022 to 2027. He also inaugurated the Kotak IITM Save Energy Mission. Details shared below.
During his visit, the union minister also interacted with teachers, faculty, researchers and students. He also visited various facilities on the IIT Madras campus.
Amongst these facilities were the 5 G Test Bed, the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Development Centre and Startup Agnikul Cosmos also known as the Rocket Factory of IIT Madras. Apart from these, Minister Pradhan also visited the Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre and the IIT Madras Incubation Cell.
The key event of the visit was the launch of the IIT Madras strategic plan for 2022 to 2027. The plan was launched in the presence of Professor V Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras.
“Today the country is celebrating the 75th year of Independence. We already have a glorious history with institutions like IIT. Today, I am happy to dedicate the Strategic Plan upto 2027, inaugurate the Mphasis Centre for Quantum Science, Energy Efficiency Centre sponsored by Kotak Group and other initiatives of the Institute,” stated the minister.
The focus of the strategic plan is for ambitious growth in the institute. Apart from this, the education minister also launched the Kotak IITM Save Energy Mission which has been created with the aim to help MSME’s reduce energy consumption.
As per the official press release, Pradhan also facilitated the MPhasis team for supporting the growth of the Centre for Quantum Information, Communication and Computing, CQuICC.