On Saturday, Union HRD Minister urged the alumnus of IITs to play a bigger role in the development of IIT-K.
"Alumni is your biggest strength. They must play bigger role in day to day management and must contribute in a big way to the overall development of the institute," was the message conveyed by the Javadekar to the IIT students via a video message on the occasion of 63rd Annual Convocation.
He also said that by asking the alumni for the contribution, government is not trying to shrink its responsibility in the development of the IITs but there is place for alumni and private sector too, where they can contribute in the development of these institutes by increasing the expenditure in education.
"When we talk about employing six per cent of GDP in education, let me also remind, every paisa of GDP is not in government treasury. It's in private pockets too. It's in industry also," said Mr Javadekar.
"Right from agriculture to industry to service sector, everybody is creating their GDP. Government receives only tax part of it," he added.
He further said that the investments from private sectors are equally important in addition to the investment from the government for the development of the education.
"If we take the central government and if the state governments... all together, its a huge contribution by government (budget point of view). There is a place for private investment and alumni contribution and a place for community support to education," he added.