Friday, October 20, 2006
Friday October 20 2006 11:46 IST
ROURKELA: Plans are on the anvil to set up a 5000-student campus of IIT-Kharagpur in Bhubaneswar, said Prof S K Dube, Director of IIT-Kharagpur at the second convocation of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) here on Thursday.
He said India has earned creditable recognition in science and technology due to the contribution of Indian professionals working across the world.
BPUT Chancellor Rameshwar Thakur said Orissa is in a defining phase of industrialisation and BPUT could meet the need of large pool of skilled human resources, testing facilities and research and development activities.
The convocation began with the Chancellor making at least 16,193 under-graduate and PG students worthy of receiving degrees.
BPUT Vice-Chancellor Prof. Omkarnath Mohanty also spoke.