NIT Tiruchirappalli to become part of two major national tech missions

India's premier engineering institutes are playing a key role in supporting the govt missions. The National Institute of Technology, Trichy (NIT-T) is probably going to become a part of two major national tech missions. 

The Union government's national technology missions are planned to strengthen the tech capabilities of the state . NIT-T Director Mini Shaji Thomas announced in her Independence Day address that the NIT-T will become a part of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) and National Supercomputing Mission. 

As a part of the mission, NIT-T will get to figure on modelling and simulation systems align with IIT Indore, and Aligarh Muslim University. Dr Thomas said, "Our contributions are going to be in modelling and simulation in areas of Defence, agriculture, cybersecurity, AI , data management, smart manufacturing and biomechanical engineering that benefit mankind. Most of our departments are going to be involved within the mission." 

The National Science and Engineering Research board website has listed Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) because the new class of engineering systems, which integrates computation and physical processes during a dynamic environment. 

The Union government has approved the launch of NM-ICPS with a complete budget of Rs 3660 crore over a period of 5 years. The mission are going to be implemented through 15 tech innovation hubs (TIHs) six sectoral application hubs (SAHs) and 4 tech translation research parks (TTRPs). 

The NIT-T is additionally made a national coordinator for enormous open online courses (MOOCs) to develop undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses. it's already developed the web PhD program. All the exams conducted during Covid-19 lockdown were online. The institute has decided to require subsequent semester and classes online ranging from August 25.

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