On May 25, a meeting was organized by The National Institute of Technology (NIT) in order to discuss the changes recommended by the V K Saraswat committee in the NIT curricula. The committee had suggested including various flagship programs of the Narendra Modi such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Smart Citites, Jan Dhan, Make in India, Digital India etc in the NIT engineering curricula.
Why the changes are being made?
"The objective of the course should be to make students ready to contribute to the nation-building program. The course should cover engineering aspects involved in national flagship schemes to ensure that students are aware of the engineering aspects related to those," states the Saraswat committee report, which was accessed by The Sunday Express.
Recommendations by the panel
- Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a sanitation and cleanliness campaign and Skill India, the program aim to provide
industry-relevant skill and training to youths, should be taught to all the students of NIT.
- All students should know about Make in India program, which was rolled out with the aim of making India a world manufacturing hub.
- Undergraduates pursuing a degree in information technology and electronics should be aware of their field components in the Digital India initiative.
- A new course named sustainable engineering must be introduced in all the branches.