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PM Modi dedicates IIT Jodhpur campus to the nation

October 6, 2023
Ronita Torcato 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur campus to the nation, today on 5th of October 2023.
 
Lauding collaboration between IIT Jodhpur and AIIMS Jodhpur, PM Modi said, “IIT Jodhpur and AIIMS Jodhpur have explored new possibilities in the field of medical technology.  This will also promote medical tourism.” 
 
A press note issued here quoted Prof. Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur as saying:  “This recognition serves as a tremendous source of inspiration, reinforcing our dedication to working tirelessly for the advancement of technology.”
 
The Institute is taking the resolutions of Amrit Kaal forward with reforms like the new National Education Policy, he said, adding that the Institute has established the School of Liberal Arts, offering programs in Computational Social Science and Digital Humanities.
 
The institute has initiated the formation of Transdisciplinary Centres of Excellence on Arts and Digital Media, and Integrative Precision Health as well as an Ayurtech Center of Excellence in collaboration with the Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurved University. IIT Jodhpur’s  Centre for Education and Technology for Education (CETE) aims at strengthening Teaching-Learning process at all levels starting from school education. 
 
IIT Jodhpur also  contributes to national missions like Green Hydrogen Mission, Atmanirbhar Bharat, Make in India, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, Ishan Vikas, and  Vigyan Jyoti, by focusing on research and innovation towards developing indigenous technologies aligned with these National missions, the release said.
 
Campus sustainability initiatives taken by the Institute include smart graded water supply grid, water irrigation system, thatched pathway roofing, soil restoration, waste segregation, wetland restoration and design, digital archiving of flora and fauna, carbon capture from flue gas, natural vegetation spatial analysis, khamba composters, g-filters, among others.
 
IIT Jodhpur functions from its sprawling residential Campus of 852 acres on National Highway 62,l. A large parcel of the campus (of about 182 acres) has been set aside for the development of a Technology Park to strengthen institute-industry interactions.
 
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