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President to host conference of IITs

A file picture shows President Pranab Mukherjee at the second convocation of IIT-Patna. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar.

A file picture shows President Pranab Mukherjee at the second convocation of IIT-Patna. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar.  

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President Pranab Mukherjee in his capacity as the Visitor to all IITs, will host the first ever conference of the chairmen, board of governors and directors of the IITs at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday.

The conference will deliberate on steps required to improve global ranking of IITs; giving impetus to research and innovation; use of technology in pedagogy and online learning. It will also focus on the engagement of IITs with community and resource mobilisation as well as alumni participation.

According to the President's Office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani will participate in the conference, which will also be attended by 29 chairmen, board of governors and directors of IITs.

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