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Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) to invest Rs. 100 Crore in IIT Kharagpur Energy Park

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Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) , would invest Rs 100 crore towards setting up the energy park in Kharagpur over the next five years. The project is a part of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharapur’s initiative to set up R&D parks for IT, biotechnology and energy sectors at Kharagpur, said Sanjeev Goenka, chairman, board of governors of the IIT. IIT would invest a total of about Rs 300 crore in upgrading the infrastructure at the institute, which would include increasing the classroom strength and hostel facilities. This apart, the institute is also in preliminary stages of discussion with the University of Berkeley, USA, for setting an online teachers training institute for secondary school teachers. According to George F Smoot, a 2006 Nobel Prize winner in Physics who was the chief guest at the convocation ceremony, “The concept of online training institute for secondary school teachers was started in the US. Later we thought of taking it globally. The experiment has been successfully carried out in Japan and China,” he said.

IIT Kharagpur would serve as the central hub for the training institute in India, which would be connected to sub-stations at other IITs. A 24-hours help desk would support the centres. The focus of the teachers training institute would to train secondary school teachers with the updated knowledge of science, energy, environment, biotechnology and other science subjects, he said. IIT Kharapur also plans to add 100 class, accommodating 150 students each, in the coming years. Nearly 200 tutorial centres would also be added in the campus. Four labs for tea, coffee, telecom and steel research would also be set up in the campus. Another Rs 50 crore would be invested in setting up a facility for fabrication of semi-conductors. Over the 11th plan period nearly 3,000 rooms and 6 labs would be added at the institute campus.

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Meet Former President Dr. Abdul Kalam, San Francisco Bay Area, September 18


The IIScAANA, PanIIT, ICC and TiE Silicon Valley present an extraordinary opportunity to hear the vision for the development of India as the world’s best knowledge economy from Dr. Abdul Kalam, past President and one of the thought leaders in India. Dr. Kalam will focus on ways in which he can help marshal and channel Indo-American efforts and capability, to further Indian aspirations and Indo-US collaborations, particularly in research, education, entrepreneurship and rural development in India. His mission is to transform India into a developed nation by 2020.

Dr. Kalam is one of the most distinguished scientists of India with the unique honor of receiving honorary doctorates from 30 universities and institutions from all over the world. This is a rare opportunity to hear from a distinguished leader of this caliber on a subject of great importance. Reserve your seat today by registering online as there is limited seating at the new India Community Center.

When: Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007, 6:00 PM - 8:30PM .
Where: India Community Center, 525 Los Coches Street, Milpitas, CA 95035.

Program:
6:00PM - 7:00PM Registration and Refreshments
7:00PM - 7:30PM Welcoming the President
7:30PM - 8:15PM Presentation by Dr. Kalam
8:15PM - 8:30PM Moderated Q & A
8:30PM - Adjourn.

Register Now .

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