Digital Desk, New Delhi. Thanks to the technological capability of IIT Madras, India will be able to roll out indigenous 5G by the end of 2023. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has made this disclosure on Monday. He said this while releasing the Strategic Plan 2021-27 of IIT Madras.
Pradhan said that India has a culture of giving back to the society and India keeps on taking innovative measures for the betterment of the society. Thanks to the technological capability of IIT Madras, India will be able to roll out indigenous 5G by the end of 2023.
The Union Education Minister here has 5G test beds, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development Center at IIT Madras, Rocket Factory of IIT Madras-based start-up Agnikul Cosmos, Health Technology Innovation Center and IIT Madras Incubation Cell besides other research centers such as Sudha Gopalakrishnan Brain Centre. and visited the first 3D-printed house on campus.
An ambitious growth phase has been proposed for the institute under the strategic plan of IIT Madras and also dedicated to the nation the Emphasis Center for Quantum Science. He also launched Kotak-IIT(M) Urja Bachao Mission to help MSMEs in reducing energy consumption for which CSR funding support is coming from Kotak.
The Minister also inaugurated the indigenous GDI engine developed by IIT Madras, aided by TVS Motor Company and the economical vegetable cart incubated at IIT(M). Director, IIT Madras, Prof. V. Kamakoti, Prof. Mahesh Panchaganula, Prof. a. Ramesh, Prof. Abhijit Deshpande and students of IIT Madras participated in the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Pradhan said that IITs are not just educational institutions, but they are temples to develop scientific temper and ensure a bright future for humanity. He also said that our society has high expectations from all the IITs. Our students getting education in IITs will have to be the guides of progress and development. He said that the day is not far when the whole world will come to IIT Madras to benefit from the Brain Research Centre. Innovative ideas like 3D-printing technology can revolutionize the construction sector, go a long way in resolving displacement issues and give a dignified life to the poor.
The Union Minister highlighted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to all of us to adopt Panch Prana to make India a developed nation by the year 2047. Institutions like IIT Madras have an important role to play in making India a $5 trillion economy and realizing the vision of a developed India. The next 25 years are extremely important for all of us. As we entered the nectar period, we overcame a country that had colonized us. India is developing at an unprecedented pace. He said that the domestic needs of a rapidly developing India would be huge which all our IITs would have to meet.
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