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?NITTTR to be upgraded?

Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh today announced that the National Institute for Technical Teachers? Training and Research (NITTTR) would soon be upgraded.

india Updated: Jan 08, 2006 12:22 IST

Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh today announced that the National Institute for Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR) would soon be upgraded.

He was speaking as chief guest at the valedictory session of the International Conference on Wing Energy: Trends and Issues organized by the NITTTR. Earlier, Arjun Singh renamed the auditorium of the institute after late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Arjun Singh said that within one and half year, the institute would be upgraded in capacity and efficiency.

The minister said that the needs of the country are changing and increasing very fast, particularly in the field of science and technology. It is difficult to establish new institutes to meet this growing demand but the existing institutes could be upgraded to take up the challenge.

NITTTR would be one of such institute, he said amidst applause from the audience. The Union minister mentioned that wind energy is one of the most important sources of pure and renewable energy and it is need of the hour to pay maximum attention to its best utilisation.

Arjun Singh also said that the new generation has the opportunity to utilise the huge knowledge sources and contribute to the knowledge explosion around it.

Delivering the presidential address, associate professor with Delft Technological University, The Netherlands, mentioned that situations are different in India and Europe and thus India has to look forward to encouraging technology suitable to its circumstances.

He said that rather than going for large wind turbines as promoted in Europe, India should opt for smaller, robust and nearly maintenance- free designs.

He lauded the holding of the conference, the first of its kind, but expressed regret the time for the technical deliberations seemed to be limited.

Chairman of NITTTR Mahendra Singh Chouhan delivered the welcome address. Director of the institute K K Shrivastava summed up the conference, while convener Dr Joshua Earnest proposed vote of thanks.

First Published: Jan 08, 2006 12:22 IST