IIT Delhi Diamond Jubilee: Five goals set for 2030

IIT Delhi Diamond Jubilee: Five goals set for 2030 Vice President M Venkaiyah Naidu releasing the mission statement
Pritha Roy Choudhury | Aug 17, 2020 - 5:54 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: A greater emphasis on using technology to teach, a closer relationship with industry, and non-technical courses that make it more multidisciplinary, in line with the National Education Policy 2020 -- these are some of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi’s plans for the next decade.

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On Monday, IIT Delhi released its mission statement for the next ten years. The institute celebrated its Diamond Jubilee on Monday, August 17.

Vice President M Venkaiyah Naidu released the institute’s 10-year strategy document.

The institute has filed more than 500 patents and completed more than 350 industry projects apart from publishing more than 10,000 research papers in the past five years the document reads.

IIT Delhi: 5 targets for 2030

The institute has set up five bold aspirations for 2030. This has been done in consultation with IIT Delhi administration, faculty, alumni and endowment funds contributors.

Firstly, it will provide their faculty with resources which includes grants, infrastructure for exploring technology development and commercialization for applied research.

Secondly, it will provide its students with modern learning and research experience. The institute’s method of instruction will adapt to technological innovation in pedagogy and online teaching.

The document says that “additional thrust will be placed on students’ overall well-being and health.”

The third step will include excelling in select areas which will make IIT Delhi the first choice as a partner for industries. The institute will work on establishing “healthy pipeline [of] licensing agreements”, while developing teaching programs and sponsoring projects from industries in those technologies by 2030.

The next step would be to nurture a start-up culture among students and faculty. This the document says. will “bridge the gap between research and entrepreneurship”. It will also make efforts to offer partnership opportunities to alumni.

And finally, contribute to research areas of social, rural and other potential areas.

Teaching and research

Moving away from a tech-only track and toward multidisciplinary teaching, the institute will focus on creating leadership skills and introduce courses on language and communication. It will build online programs in partnership with top global universities.

This will create options for research-focused faculty to balance teaching commitments and help departments to maintain flexibly in collaboration with global universities to build expertise in new areas.

Alumni, start-ups, endowment fund

Apart from upgrading the infrastructure of the institute it will also invest in technology leadership in some select areas and revamp the institute – industry engagement.

Courses will be streamlined for training on entrepreneurship. There will be systems for encouraging and mentoring start-ups. Alumni will be invited to partner with IIT Delhi to launch their start-ups It will further work on building a stronger alumni engagement team.

IIT Delhi’s Endowment Fund is key to achieving the goals it has set. It intends to raise USD 1 billion for the fund.

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