Bhubaneswar: Minister of Railways, Communication & Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw, in his visit to IIT Bhubaneswar, today encouraged students for Startup Programs.
Encouraging the students for the Startup program, Vaishnaw informed that now India has 74 thousand Startups which were a mere 4 hundred in 2014-15. Earlier visiting the laboratories of IIT/Bhubaneswar Vaishnaw felt happy and suggested new ideas and innovations in the Azadi Mahotsav period.
Vaishnaw also handed over the approval letter of the Government of India to IIT Bhubaneswar for inclusion in Startup program for Chips which will be the 31st Institution in the country for preparing semiconductors.
Challenging the Students at IIT Bhubaneswar, Vaishnaw said that if the students will provide at least 10 techniques for 5G, then IIT Bhubaneswar will get the Center of Excellence to have 5G usages.
Exchanging the ideas with IITians at Bhubaneswar, Vaishnaw also said that, IIT Bhubaneswar will tie up with Gati Shakti for Railway Technology Development if proposals will be received.
Amongst others in the program, Dr Rajendra Prasad Singh, Chairman & Board of Governor of IIT and Prof. P.V. Satyam, DEAN of IIT Bhubaneswar also spoke on the occasion.