Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday released the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Strategic Plan 2022-27, which proposes an ambitious growth phase for the Institute.
The minister also visited for demonstration the 5G Testbed, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development Center, IIT Madras-based start-up Agnikul Cosmos rocket factory, Medical Technology Innovation Center and IIT Madras Incubation Cell at IIT Madras Research Park, besides other research facilities such as like the Sudha Gopalakrishnan think tank and the 3D printed house on campus.
He also launched ‘Kotak IITM Save Energy’, a CSR-backed mission by Kotak to help SMEs reduce energy consumption, and congratulated the Mphasis team for supporting the growth of the Center for Quantum Information, Communication and Computing (CQuICC). He also presented graduation certificates to selected students of the Bachelor of Science in Data Science program.
“Today the country is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Independence. We already had a glorious history with institutions like IITs. Today I am delighted to inaugurate the Strategic Plan till 2027, inaugurate the Mphasis Center for Quantum Science, the Center for Energy Efficiency funded by Kotak Group and other initiatives of the Institute,” said Pradhan.
V. Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras, presented the Institute’s strategic plan for 2022-2027.
“The main reason why IIT Madras has maintained its top position in the NIRF rankings has been the strategic plan that has enabled all of us — students, staff, faculty and alumni — to work with purpose as one cohesive unit,” Kamakoti said.
“In the new Strategic Plan for 2022-2027, we began to focus more on ‘local relevance leading to global excellence.’ We are focusing on seven verticals ranging from hybrid pedagogy to infrastructure modernization to deep tech startups to global infrastructure modernization and have identified key enablers to achieve these goals,” he added.
September 19, 2022