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NIT must find ways to connect Sundargarh with blockchain: Pradhan

13/08/2022 at 3:21 PM

Rourkela, Aug 13: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela must come up with solutions and find ways to connect the entire population of Sundargarh with blockchain and other frontier technologies.

Addressing the 19th convocation of the institute, the Minister said this will benefit society and ensure greater transparency, traceability, speed and efficiency in delivery of welfare schemes, he said.

“Industry 4.0 will bring wholesale changes in the nature of jobs with emphasis on automation and AI. A prestigious institution like NIT Rourkela must endeavour to make Sundargarh a laboratory for harnessing opportunities emerging out of the fourth industrial revolution,” he said.

He said NIT must aim to transform itself into a multidisciplinary institute/university and offer courses to broaden the understanding of how sustainable lifestyle can contribute in environment conservation and propagating habit of cleanliness among others.

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