HRD Minister Launches PARAM-ISHAN Supercomputer At IIT


The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr. Prakash Javadekar at the inauguration of the Super Computer ‘PARAM-ISHAN’, at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati on September 19, 2016.

IITs Are Modern Temples For Development

Guwahati (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Union Human Resource Development Minister Mr. Praksh Javadekar launched PARAM-ISHAN supercomputing facility at IIT, Guwahati on Sep 19. “It is a one of the glad moment to have fastest and most powerful computer in northeastern, eastern and southern regions” he said after launching the PARAM-ISHAN super computer.

The IITs are modern temples for development and we reiterated our commitment to give a big push to research and innovations by empowering the educational institutes to transform into higher seats of learning and platforms for advanced research. A nations’ potential for growth today, is evaluated on the quality of its research and development.

He also expressed that, C-DAC and IIT Guwahati is a strategic move that will provide a boost to both the HPC users and the community through the deployed PARAM-ISHAN and several technology areas will be positively affected through the introduction of the new Supercomputer.

Mr. Vinay Sheel Oberai, Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of India; Prof. Rajat Moona, Director General, C-DAC, Pune; Prof. S.V. Rao, Head, Computer Center, IIT, Guwahati were also present during the occasion.


Doruvu Paul Jagan Babu

International Correspondent for The Yellow Press

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