New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur to the nation on October 5, 2023.
IIT Jodhpur was established in 2008 with 7 other IITs. The Institute is situated on Jodhpur-Nagaur Highway sprawling over 852 acres of land.
“Over the past 15 years, IIT Jodhpur has distinguished itself with its multi-disciplinary and innovation-oriented curriculum and strong research programmes. History will be scripted with golden words, through the dedication of IIT Jodhpur campus to the nation by Prime Minister on October 5, Thursday,” IIT Jodhpur said in a statement.
The statement further said, “IIT Jodhpur takes pride as our Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the campus to the nation. This will further boost the institute’s commitment to foster excellence in education, research, and innovation.”
IIT Jodhpur stands out as one of the best-planned technical campuses in India with exemplary initiatives for sustainability. The institute is committed to nurturing excellence of thoughts, fostering human values, and producing future leaders committed to creating a self-reliant India.
The academic curriculum at IIT Jodhpur aligns with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and has several unique features. The Institute offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in emerging fields like Clean Energy, Artificial Intelligence, Bio-engineering, and more.
“Tomorrow, IIT Jodhpur’s permanent campus is being dedicated to the nation. IIT Jodhpur has crossed the period of initiation and moving into its active role of contributing to the development of the country.
In that context, the Prime Minister’s initiative in dedicating the campus to the country of the campus would inspire faculty, students and staff members to all work together to contribute in various ways to the growth of the nation, the way an IIT can,” IIT Jodhpur Director Prof. Santanu Chaudhury said.
He further said, “Through education, research and innovation, IIT can be a prime mover in the development of the economy and the healthcare, as well as the livelihood aspects of the local community and the region. Also, IIT has the capacity to contribute internationally in terms of technology, and space. That’s the direction in which IIT Jodhpur would move.”
According to the statement, IIT Jodhpur and AIIMS Jodhpur are offering unique innovation-driven joint degree programs in Medical Technologies.
There’s a mandatory social connect program that connects students and faculty to work on scientific projects benefiting rural and surrounding areas.
The Institute fosters innovation and entrepreneurship skills with structured support through an incubation program, it added.
Students have opportunities to engage in advanced research in interdisciplinary areas such as Digital Humanities, Computational Social Science, Quantum Information & Computation, Space Science & Technology; and Robotics & Mobility to name a few.
IIT Jodhpur has a vibrant innovation environment and is involved in major projects supported by various government agencies such as DST, ISRO, DRDO, DAE, MeitY, DBT, BIRAC, Ministry of Ayush, Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India.