HRD Minister Inaugurates IIT Goa Campus

The Union Minister for Defence, Mr. Manohar Parrikar at the inauguration of IIT-Goa, at Farmagudi, Ponda, Goa on July 30, 2016. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr. Prakash Javadekar and the Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Laxmikant Parsekar are also seen.
The Union Minister for Defence, Mr. Manohar Parrikar at the inauguration of IIT-Goa, at Farmagudi, Ponda, Goa on July 30, 2016. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr. Prakash Javadekar and the Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Laxmikant Parsekar are also seen.

IITs Are Recognised World Over As Premier Institutes Of Academic Excellence

Goa (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Union Minister of Human Resource Development Mr. Prakash Javdekar inaugurated Indian Institute of Technology, Goa on July 30. He also laid the foundation stone for IIT Goa Students’ Hostel. The newly set up IIT Goa shall function from temporary campus at Goa Engineering College, Farmagudi and will be mentored by IIT Mumbai.

Speaking on the occasion Union HRD Minister stated that IITs are recognized world over as premier institutes of academic excellence. He also stated that the Ministry is working towards increasing the perception of IITs so that IITs are ranked top in world rankings. He also congratulated the students who made into the IITs and described them as the cream of the country.

Union Defence Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar said that the summer internship programme of IIT students can be conducted at various defence research establishments and will add value to their curriculum. He also mentioned about a programme in which scientists from DRDO will act as visiting faculty members to various IITs. The proposed campus for NIT Goa will be established at Cuncolim removing all the bottlenecks.

Chief Minister of Goa Mr. Laxmikant Parsekar, Deputy Chief Minister, Francis D’Souza, PWD Minister Mr. Ramakrishna Dhavlikar, MP South Goa Mr. Narendra Sawaikar and Prof. Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT, Mumbai graced the occasion.

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

Doruvu Paul Jagan Babu

International Correspondent for The Yellow Press

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