IIT Guwahati Hosts Visionary Dialogue for Viksit Bharat@2047
Guwahati, September 19, 2023: The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) took a significant step towards contributing to the vision of a developed India by hosting a Development Dialogue on September 18, 2023. Aligned with the Government of India’s ambitious initiative, ‘A Viksit Bharat@2047’, the event saw the participation of Shri Shishir Kumar Bajoria, Chairman of the Board of Governors at IIM Shillong and Head of S.K Bajoria Group. Attended by students, faculty members, and delegates of IIT Guwahati, the dialogue provided a platform for insightful discussions.
Prof. K.V. Krishnan, Dean of Academic Affairs at IIT Guwahati, extended a warm welcome to the esteemed guest. He emphasized the importance of engaging with the youth and preparing them for the challenges of the future. Shri Shishir Kumar Bajoria engaged in a dynamic interaction with the students, underlining the crucial role of skill development. He stressed the need for India to transition from a nation of job seekers to a nation of job providers. Bajoria commended IIT Guwahati for its robust startup initiatives, recognizing them as essential drivers of the nation’s progress. He also highlighted the significance of taking pride in India’s rich cultural heritage and uniting for the collective growth of Viksit Bharat.
The dialogue covered a wide range of topics, including startups, work-life balance, the G20 Summit, and the National Education Policy. It served as a platform for students and the speaker to exchange ideas and perspectives. The Government of India’s initiative aims to spotlight grassroots transformations and the evolving development scenarios in the country, with a focus on encouraging the active participation of the youth in the nation’s progress.
IIT Guwahati, in alignment with India’s broader developmental goals, envisions itself as a facilitator of future leaders who will deliberate on innovative and sustainable solutions, particularly in the domain of social development. The institute aspires to play a crucial role in India’s journey towards self-reliance and global leadership in this transformative era.
About IIT Guwahati
Established in 1994, the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati completed 25 years of excellence in 2019. It comprises eleven departments, nine interdisciplinary academic centres, and five schools, offering a diverse range of programs. With a residential campus that accommodates over 8,600 students and 439 faculty members, IIT Guwahati stands as a leading engineering institution in India. The institute has consistently secured top positions in national and international rankings, making significant contributions in critical research areas.
In the latest ‘India Rankings 2023’ by NIRF, IIT Guwahati secured the 7th position in engineering institutions and the 9th position in both ‘Overall’ and ‘Research’ categories. The institute also gained global recognition, ranking 6th in the SDG 7 category in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023. IIT Guwahati continues to be a pioneering force in research and innovation, especially in areas like Genomics, Developmental Biology, Healthcare, and Bioinformatics.