Palak visits Indian Institute of Technology and NASSCOM in New Delhi

Diplomatic Correspondent

Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for ICT of Bangladesh undertook a visit to the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi on Tuesday (April 26).

He visited various laboratory facilities such as Assistech Lab at the School of Information Technology, Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF), 3D Weaving and Structural Composites at the IIT campus. Assistech is an international inter-disciplinary group of faculties, research staff and students who are engaged in using modern technology to find affordable solutions for the visually impaired.

State Minister Palak also held meetings with IIT’s Director Prof. Dr. Ranjan Banerjee, Dean of International Office Prof. Naveen Garg and Coordinator of Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF) Prof. Neeraj Khare, said a press release Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi.
During the meetings, State Minister highlighted Bangladesh’s success stories in realizing ‘Digital Bangladesh’ under the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

He also mentioned the remarkable and sustained efforts made by Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT Adviser to Prime Minister towards transforming Bangladesh into a developed, knowledge-based and tech-savvy country by 2041.

During his meeting with Prof. Banerjee, ICT State Minister requested him to design and arrange some knowledge sharing exchange programmes for the Bangladeshi students, youths, faculties, entrepreneurs and innovators, particularly in the areas of artificial intelligence, special robotics, microprocessor chip design and cyber security.

Palak also proposed to formalize and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ICT Division of Bangladesh and IIT Delhi in enhancing collaboration in innovation, research and entrepreneurship.

He also proposed to create a platform for a week-long training and certification programme for both students and professionals which can be converted into a Diploma programme in future.

In response, Prof. Banarjee shared his ideas how IIT Delhi can be a knowledge partner for the Government of Bangladesh, including for the IT industries and universities, and expressed keen interest in contributing to IT eco-system in Bangladesh through sharing the Institute’s research facilities and incubation models.
Later, the State Minister visited the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), the premier trade body and chamber of commerce of the tech industry in India, and met its senior officials, including Gagan Sabharwal, Senior Director, Global Trade Department.

State Minister Palak also proposed to ink a possible MoU between ICT Division of Bangladesh and NASSCOM focusing on modern and emerging technologies, including cyber security, nano-technology, digital payment, skills development and digital connectivity.

ICT State Minister Palak is visiting New Delhi in order to attend a few sessions of the seventh edition of the Raisina Dialogue as a panelist.

প্রকাশ :  April 27, 2022 12:51 am