“The great challenge before the IITs is to act as a catalyst in the growth of quality technical education in the country,” he added.
He, however, said that the lack of qualified faculty is a “missing link” in the growth story.
“Significant effort is required to reach out and train faculty, in both teaching and research, in other institutions as well. Here existing IITs have a major role to play,” he said.
About 1,420 students will be awarded degrees at the convocation ceremony of IIT-D this year, which is being be hosted over the weekend.