IIT Kharagpur to have new centre on Indian knowledge system

IIT Kharagpur to have new centre on Indian knowledge system Source: IIT Kharagpur
Team Careers360 | Nov 6, 2020 - 6:33 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Friday announced a new Centre of Excellence for Indian Knowledge System at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur.

The decision was made public by the minister while inaugurating IIT Kharagpur’s webinar titled “Bharata Tirtha”, organized by the institute from November 6 to November 8.

Pokhriyal also said that a National Education Technology Forum will be created to support technical education and motivate research in “Indian scientific and technical heritage”.

The minister emphasised on the importance of teaching in mother tongue and the rejuvenation of Sanskrit to ease the educational process in the country and draw from its educational heritage, the central government’s Press Information Bureau reported.

Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said: “Initiatives like Study in India, GIAN, GIAN+ and other funded research programs could be the right resources to spread this to the global students and researchers community.”

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