MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar visits Marwadi University, interacts with students
The minister encouraged students to focus on developing skill sets and knowledge relevant to tap opportunities at a global level.
Union Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, visited Marwadi University (MU) as part of a two-day official visit to the state earlier this week.The minister held interactions with students, startups, innovators and academia and visited the state-of-the-art Marwadi University Innovation and Incubation Research (MUIIR) Centre. While appreciating innovations and incubations at the centre built to foster a self-reliant startup ecosystem in Gujarat, he said local universities need to model after MUIIR so that the startups grow ahead of the incubation level and are seen as entities with commercial products or services.
Focus on skill sets: Chandrashekhar tells students
Along with the felicitation of startups and hackathon winners, the event also entailed a fireside chat with Chandrashekhar, wherein students engaged in a question-and-answer interaction session. Chandrashekhar encouraged students to focus on developing skill sets and knowledge relevant to tap opportunities at a global level.
“It was an opportunity for students to interact with a notable policymaker and public personality Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who has seen it all, be it entrepreneurship, tech development,” said RB Jadeja, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, MU.
MU is the first university in the region to house the Energy Swaraj Ashram (ESA). The university has a strength of more than 10,000 students in various programmes offered at the undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels. MU is also equipped with the PARAMSHAVAK supercomputing facility, utilised to aid in running complex calculations and scientific modelling.
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