IIT Madras organises All India Research Scholars' summit from March 4 to 7

The key objective of the All India Research Scholars' summit is to explore the latest advancements in various research domains.

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The summit will feature panel discussions directors of IITs, IISC, NITs, and IIITs. (Image: Official)The summit will feature panel discussions directors of IITs, IISC, NITs, and IIITs. (Image: Official)

Divyansh | March 4, 2024 | 03:00 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras) is organising the All India Research Scholars’ Summit (AIRSS) 2024 from March 4 to 7. The summit is being conducted by the Research Affairs Council of IIT Madras to brings together researchers from diverse disciplines across the country.

A key objective of the event is to explore the latest advancements in various research domains presented through oral presentations, poster sessions, and product/prototype showcases. Another key objective was to foster Industry-Academia Integration and contribute to the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat. Technical workshops, hackathons and competitions were organised to test the researchers.

A Panel Discussion on ‘Research and development: Catalysts for India's global academic standing’ was held featuring IIT Madras director V Kamakoti, IIS Bangalore director Govindan Rangarajan, IIT Hyderabad director BS Murthy, NIT Trichy director Aghila, and IIITDM Kurnool director DVLN Somayajulu.

The summit will also feature plenary panel discussions led by eminent figures such as Directors of IITs, IISC, NITs, and IIITs along with representatives from organizations such as DRDO, Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) and Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).

Addressing the inaugural session, minister of state for electronics and information technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, “The crowning development, in the context of this Research Summit is going to be the soon-to-be-announced Bharat Semiconductor Research Centre, which will be a really a global standard academia-Government-private sector-start-up partnered institution that will be created initially co-located with the Semiconductor Complex Limited as an institution and, down the road, with the ability to be spun off into an independent semiconductor research organisation.”

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IIT Madras director V Kamakoti said, “For Viksit Bharat @ 2047, it is very important that state-of-the-art research is pursued in India resulting in Technological solutions for the diverse set of issues faced by our citizens. I strongly believe that this summit, the first of its kind, will pave way for strong research collaborations among our vibrant research community.”

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