NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressing the 66th convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur said that the new graduates represent the aspirations of 130 crore people in the country.
Addressing the IIT graduates, PM Modi said that India’s premier engineering institution needs to be able to provide solutions to India’s problems in order to become part of global application.
Innovators should not lose heart over failures. Patience and self-confidence when working to develop new technologies and making new discoveries is important, the PM said.
Here are the highlights:
* While keeping an eye on the present situation, you must also anticipate the future. The students must work on the needs that can arise 10 years later and should innovate for the future.
* IITs need to be changed from just Indian Institutes of Technology to Institutes of Indigenous Technologies. The more our IITs research to solve India’s problems, the more it will become a part of global application.
* Every scientist has learnt a new way for experiencing failure. Failure can form new roads to success. Aspirations, situations and needs of 21st century India have changed a lot.
* Going forward in life, you will have to answer questions about what is right and wrong. The “self-three” formula can help you find some answers.
* Self-awareness, self-confidence and selflessness. You should recognize your potential and move forward, move ahead with full confidence, move ahead with selflessness.
* When you become an engineer, you are able to develop the ability to change patterns to patents. In a way, you are able to look at things in detail.
* Understanding the patterns of problems take us towards long-term solutions. This understanding becomes the epicentre of new discoveries and breakthroughs.
PM Modi inaugurates super speciality hospital at IIT
The Prime Minister also inaugurated Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at IIT, Kharagpur.
The super speciality hospital has been set up by IIT Kharagpur with support from the ministry of education. The hospital will focus on robust biomedical, clinical and translational research.
It will also focus on the development of remote diagnostics, telemedicine, teleradiology along with research in drug design and delivery.
The MBBS programme in the institute is expected to start from the academic year 2021-22 in addition to postgraduate and doctoral programmes.
(With inputs from agencies)