Following physical distancing, while maintaining social solidarity, IIIT Lucknow celebrated the 74th Independence Day at its campus today. The day marked the presence of the Director, Prof. Arun Mohan Sherry, faculty members, and staff of the institute. The students, in full spirit, joined the event virtually.
In his address to the IIIT family, the Director first expressed his gratitude for doctors, nurses, and all the health workers for their continuous and selfless efforts in protecting us from the most dreadful virus of the century. He also thanked the army, the police, and the paramilitary forces who risk their lives to ensure our safety and security.
As a trailblazer of the institute, he shared his insights for IIIT Lucknow in view of the National Education Policy laid down by the Government of India. He said, “the core of IIITs is mainly made of Information and Communication Technology. As the entire IT and communication mechanism, whether in governance, education, business, office work, or social connectivity, is going through a paradigm shift, we have to ensure that we facilitate this transformation in the smoothest possible manner. Wise adaptation of technology in education planning, teaching and learning assessment, administration and management must be accompanied by creating e-content in regional languages, divyang friendly software, and virtual labs. At IIIT Lucknow, we are competent enough to achieve all these targets.”
He proudly announced the launch of India’s first ever tech-enabled, off-campus MBA program in Digital Business along with several post-graduate diploma programs in contemporary courses such as AI & ML, Digital Marketing, IoT etc. These new courses in Management and Humanities are in sync with the NEP which lays emphasis on multidisciplinary programs in higher education.
Following government guidelines, the faculty and staff of the institute maintained social distance and wore masks during the flag hoisting ceremony.