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IIT plans road map for next 50 years

Fifty years on, the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay (IIT-B) must churn out students who will be capable of solving real life problems through the education imparted in their alma mater.

india Updated: Mar 13, 2009 01:16 IST
Snehal Rebello

Fifty years on, the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay (IIT-B) must churn out students who will be capable of solving real life problems through the education imparted in their alma mater.

This is one of the visions spelt out by Atomic Energy Commission chairperson Anil Kakodkar at IIT-B’s foundation day on Thursday.

“Unlike the US where problem-solving emerged from reputed universities, their solutions have failed in India. In the same light, IITs have the capability to guide societies in our country. We should aim that 50 years from now, anything important that’s being thought of must be based on advice given by IIT-Bombay,” said Kakodkar.

The institute is charting out a road map for the next 50 years. While the Golden Jubilee Committee has formulated recommendations, the charter will be circulated to all the IIT-B stakeholders for their suggestions towards the final document.

“We need to grow as University of Technology and ensure intellectual capital in the institute can be mobilised towards local, state and national needs. We also need to contribute to the national needs for quality and quantity expansion for tertiary education,” said Professor Devang Khakhar, IIT-B director.