The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will host a conference of Directors of National Institutes of Technology (NITs) for which he is visitor at Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 7-8, 2013.
30 Directors of NITs will participate in the conference. This is for the first time that a Conference of Directors of National Institutes of Technology (NITs) is being convened by the President.
The agenda of the conference includes steps required to improve the quality of technical education and faculty development in NITs to bring it at par with the top technical institutions of the world, steps needed to create inter-linkages of NITs with the industry, steps required to use National Knowledge Network effectively in the NITs and suggestions to improve the Visitor-NIT interface within the existing statutory framework of each NIT.
The Prime Minister; Union Minister of Human Resource Development; Ministers of State for Human Resource Development; and Chairman, University Grants Commission will also participate in the conference.