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PM Modi addresses 66th convocation of IIT Kharagpur | TOP POINTS

The super specialty hospital has been set up by IIT Kharagpur with support from the Ministry of Education.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 66th convocation of IIT Kharagpur. West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Union Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre is also present on the occasion.


India of the 21st century has changed. Now IIT is not only the Indian Institute of Technology, but Institute of indigenous technology. Students should have – self confidence, self-awareness & selflessness: PM during 66th Convocation of the IIT-Kharagpur via video conferencing

India can become a major player in science tech research and innovation globally in the post-COVID world. We’ve allotted a massive sum in the budget with this line of thought.

IITs need to be changed from just Indian Institutes of Technology to Institutes of Indigenous Technologies. The more our IITs research to solve India’s problems, the more it will become a part of global application.

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While keeping an eye on the present situation, you must also anticipate the future. The students must work on the needs that can arise 10 years later, innovating for the future.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also inaugurate Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur on Tuesday.

The super specialty hospital has been set up by IIT Kharagpur with support from the Ministry of Education.

IIT Kharagpur

“The institute is inspired by the vision of the Prime Minister that the future of India will be shaped by investment in science and innovation and driven by its research talent. This hospital thus is a product of the fusion between technology and healthcare,” read an official statement.

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The hospital will focus on robust Biomedical, Clinical and Translational Research, the development of remote diagnostics, telemedicine, teleradiology along with research in drug design and delivery.

The MBBS programme in the institute is expected to start from the academic year 2021-22 in addition to postgraduate and doctoral programmes.