Union education minister, skill development and entrepreneurship – Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday visited IIT-Guwahati and inaugurated the state-of-the-art Centre for Nanotechnology (CNT) and Centre for Indian Knowledge System (CIKS). 

He also inaugurated two hostels at the IIT-Guwahati complex.  

Pradhan also released a book on NEP 2020 implementation at the institute.  

Assam education minister Ranoj Pegu and Guwahati MP Queen Oja were also present during the inauguration ceremony. 

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Speaking on the occasion Pradhan congratulated IIT-Guwahati for achieving excellent rankings in various international and national ranking systems and appreciated the institute’s efforts for creating an ecosystem for research and education as well as focusing on overall development of the Northeastern region.  

He also said that IIT Guwahati has to play an important role in areas like, disaster management, biodiversity-based research, green energy development, strengthening knowledge-based economy and driving entrepreneurship among the students.  

He also called upon the students and faculty associated with the institute to synergize technology and knowledge to create a vibrant ecosystem of solution-centric innovation. 

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