New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (IIT-D) wants to be the ‘knowledge partner’ of Parliament, the premier institution has told the Union education ministry, which has welcomed the proposal. Shri Pradhan appreciated IIT Delhi’s keenness to become a knowledge partner of our ‘Temple of Democracy.’ He further said that we must work together to further strengthen academia, industry and policymaker connect to realise 21st century aspirations and make India the number one economy in the world. Of Technology

‘A few days ago, the IIT-D director asked us how the institute can work closely with the Parliament of India. I asked them to write a letter and they did. I have forwarded that letter to the speaker,” Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said at IIT-D’s diamond jubilee celebration on Saturday. Educational institutions like IITs should become the ‘knowledge partner’ of the “temple of democracy”, he said.

Explaining the idea behind the proposal, IIT-D director Rangan Banerjee said the institute wants to provide inputs to parliamentarians across party lines on several pressing issues, including climate change and artificial intelligence.

“We feel that it is our responsibility to engage with parliamentarians and make them aware of what is happening in various fields,” Banerjee said.