Bhubaneshwar: Minister of Railways, Communication and Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw, during his visit to IIT Bhubaneswar, today encouraged students to pursue start-up programs.
Encouraging students for the startup program, Vaishnaw informed that India now has 74,000 startups, down from just 400 in 2014-15.
Previously, while visiting the laboratories of IIT/Bhubaneswar Vaishnaw, I felt happy and suggested new ideas and innovations in the Azadi Mahotsav period.
Vaishnaw also handed over the Indian government’s endorsement letter to IIT Bhubaneswar for inclusion in the chip start-up program, which will be the country’s 31st institution for semiconductor readiness.
Addressing the students of IIT Bhubaneswar, Vaishnaw said if the students provide at least 10 techniques for 5G, then IIT Bhubaneswar will get the Center of Excellence to have 5G uses.
Exchanging ideas with IITians in Bhubaneswar, Vaishnaw also said that IIT Bhubaneswar will partner with Gati Shakti for the development of railway technology, if proposals are received.
Among others in the program, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Singh, President and Board of Directors of ITI and Prof. PV Satyam, DEAN of ITI Bhubaneswar also spoke on the occasion.