IIT Mandi is one of the Best Institutions in the country: Jai Ram Thakur
Jai Ram Thakur Chief Minister said that Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi was most prestigious institution of the State. Chief Minister was presiding over 12th Foundation Day of IIT Mandi at Kamand on February 24.
He said that ever since inception of IIT, it had made unprecedented development. He said that students of IIT had excelled in their fields. He said that there were 23 IITs in the country and state felt pride to have one of them in the State.
CM said that the IIT had made valuable contribution for the development of the Country and the welfare of humanity. He said that the IIT would continue to contribute in national building. He said that about 2000 students were getting education in this institute who would contribute in global development.
CM said that working on research projects of over than Rs 100 crore was indeed an outstanding achievement for any institution. He said that the IIT catalyst had received more than 1000 applications so far and has supported 140 startup businesses. He said that it had distributed about Rs. 3.50 crore for clean energy, environment, agriculture, healthcare, enterprise management, education, biotechnology, manufacturing etc.
Chief Minister said that technology played a major role in controlling spread of the coronavirus.
He said that the Tehri Kamand road would be improved and upgraded and work of Uhal bridge would be expedited to be completed within the stipulated time. He said that the proposed Greenfield Airport would ensure air connectivity to the area and would give big boost to the tourism industry, besides facilitating the parents, teachers and students of IIT Mandi.
Earlie, Chief Minister inaugurated Technology Innovation Hub developed with an investment of Rs 110 crore. He also released book ‘Scaling the Heights’: An Institutional Biography on the occasion.
He inaugurated the Central Library Facility completed at cost of Rs 9.5 crore.