The Union Minister for Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan visited IIT Hyderabad today to inaugurate the foundation of BVR Mohan Reddy School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BVRSCIENT). Speaking on the occasion, the education minister said that India is going to play a leading role in the fourth industrial revolution and IIT Hyderabad will play a major role in building the brand of India globally and in carving out a better and prosperous future, especially during the AmritKaal. “We have to fulfil Prime Minister’s vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” he added.
He further stated that India cannot be just a consuming nation. “We have to innovate and establish our models for achieving self-sufficiency as well as for furthering global welfare,” he added. He further added that the NEP 2020 is the way to place India amongst the top nations in the new emerging world order.
Mr Pradhan further said that skilling is a lifelong process and NEP 2020 emphasises integrating skill development into the education system. He suggested IIT Hyderabad and experts from the industry establish a world-class skill development centre at IITH for harnessing IR 4.0 and 21st-century job markets.
IIT Hyderabad has exchanged MoUs with English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) to help students get accustomed to the foreign languages and prepare them for upcoming global opportunities for various UG and PG programmes.
Another MoU was signed with the intention to launch India’s first dedicated school for sustainable science and technology with Greenko as well for the setting up of the Greenko School of Sustainable Science and Technology (GSSST). The school aims to plug the rising research, education, and skills gaps caused by the imperatives of sustainable development. The school will be advancing knowledge in climate change mitigation, AI and space technology, energy transition and industrial transformation, circular and regenerative economy, etc.