President to host conference of chairmen, Board of Governors, Directors of IIT on Aug. 22
President Pranab Mukherjee will host a conference of Chairmen, Board of Governors and Directors of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 22 this year.
This is for the first time that a Conference of Chairmen, Board of Governors and Directors of IITs is being convened by the President who is a visitor of all IITs.
Twenty-nine Chairmen, Board of Governors and Directors of IITs will participate in the conference.
The agenda of the conference includes steps required to improve global ranking of IITs; giving impetus to research and innovation; use of technology in pedagogy and online learning; deepening of the engagement of IITs with community and resource mobilization as well as alumni participation.
The Prime Minister and Union Minister of Human Resource Development will participate in the conference.
(Posted on 20-08-2014)