The first citizen of India, President Smt. Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Dharwad campus earlier today.
Addressing the gathering, the President said that it is a matter of pride for us that IIIT Dharwad is Preparing the Future of our Nation through its Curriculum and Education.
She noted that this institution is in the category of ‘Institute of National Importance’. She appreciated the Government of India, the Government of Karnataka, and other stakeholders for their efforts.
The President noted that the tagline of IIIT Dharwad is “Gyan Vikash” which means that development and progress can be achieved through knowledge.
She said that to Achieve the goal of Development, it is necessary that our youth, who are an integral part of this resource, should be skilled in the Technical Education of the new system.
Noting that the IIIT Dharwad curriculum has subjects like Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence, she said that all these subjects have the potential to contribute significantly to the making of a new India.
The President said that the world is changing at a rapid pace. Our country is also experiencing a digital revolution through the Digital India Mission. But to take full advantage of this revolution, we have to promote our research and innovation even more.
Today’s world belongs to the Metaverse. On the strength of Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality, we can make many useful changes. The world is now moving towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution which has the potential to raise income levels and improve the quality of life for the world community.
“Therefore, we have to make relentless efforts to secure India’s leading position on the world stage by contributing to this revolution,” she added.