Digital Desk, Mumbai. From where the country is getting a new talent everyday – The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), set against the backdrop of misty-grey hills in the lush green forest on the banks of Lake Powai, inspires and amazes people. It is a great destination for many students who are aiming to reach heights in life. Established in 1958 as the country’s second IIT – after IIT Kharagpur (1950) – there are currently 23 IITs in the country. IIT Bombay will enter its Diamond Jubilee year with its historic first convocation held on 22nd December.
Decades later, in 2012 the Golden Jubilee Convocation was attended by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. As per the current annual report released by its Director, Professor Subhasis Choudhary, the institute has over 12,005 students in 2021. The foundation of the first IIT KGP was inspired and drawn up by the late Bengal educationist Humayun Kabir, who later served as India’s Minister of Education and Civil Aviation. After the country gained independence in 1947, the country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru took this idea forward and even laid the foundation stone of IIT Bombay, according to the Council of the Indian Institute of Technology.
Nehru wanted science and technology to play a major role in the modernization of New India and meeting the needs of its growing population, and he envisioned that the IIT system would, over time, produce scientists and technologists of the highest caliber who would pursue research. , will be involved in the design. To help build the nation towards self-reliance in its technical needs. CIIT maintains that the institutions were to be designed with the necessary dynamism, flexibility of organization and ability to adapt in the light of changing socio-economic requirements of modern society and expanding knowledge.
The initial IITs benefited from material support and academic support from some of the developed countries, IIT-Bombay from the USSR, IIT-Madras from Germany, IIT-Kanpur from the US and IIT-Delhi from the UK. Over the years, IITs have dynamically built world-class educational platforms through internationally recognized research based on excellent infrastructure. The faculty and alumni of IITs have made a huge impact in all walks of society both in India and abroad. IITs are globally recognized as centers of academic excellence, reputed for the outstanding potential of the students who graduate from them. Over the years, even IIT-Bombay grew by leaps and bounds and now ranks nationally and globally among the most renowned institutions of excellence in various fields of technology.
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