Higher educational institutions engines of economic growth, says VP Jagdeep Dhankar

Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankar was addressing the annual convocation of Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad.

VP Jagdeep Dhankar said IITs are the crucible for change. (Image: Official)VP Jagdeep Dhankar said IITs are the crucible for change. (Image: Official)

Divyansh | December 11, 2023 | 10:04 AM IST

NEW DELHI: Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar said the pivotal role of higher educational institutions are powerful engines of economic growth. Describing education as the most impactful transformational mechanism in society, he added that a nation's stature is linked to the quality of education provided to its youth.

The Vice-President was addressing the annual convocation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-ISM Dhanbad) today. Emphasising on the role of state and central governments in the development of the nation, the Vice-President said when it comes to Bharat, no political parties can have difference of opinion, except the welfare of the nation.

Referring to institutions such as IITs as the crucible for change, Dhankhar said the role these institutions play in propelling the country as a global technology leader. He further stated that we are standing at the threshold of a technological revolution that will fundamentally transform our way of life, work, and social interaction.

Lauding the nation's strides in defence capabilities, VP highlighted initiatives taken by the PM for encompassing the launch of indigenous warship Vikrant, frigates, fighter planes, strategic helicopters, and missiles. He stated that this underscores India's commitment to technological advancement.

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Recognising the alumni of IITs as a reservoir of talent and praising their immense contribution made in varied fields, the VP suggested to evolve a confederation of alumni associations so that their experience, expertise and exposure can be utilised in policy making and they can act as catalyst of change.

Jharkhand Governor CP Radhakrishnan, state health minister Banna Gupta, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad BoG chairman Prem Vrat and IIT (ISM) Dhanbad director JK Pattanayak were present on the occasion.

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