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IIT global meet in Hyderabad to lay thrust on R&D

The annual conference of IIT alumni worldwide this year would offer greater thrust on establishing India as a global hub for research and development.     

The 12th edition of global IITians meet, Pan IIT Hyderabad Alumni Meet, would take place from December 19-21 in the city with the Telangana government as it main sponsorer.

“The event is a nicer combination of IITians networking and discussing the innovation agenda for the country. Also, we may have a discussion on government partnership aimed at creating a change at the grassroot levels,” said IIT alumni Santanu Paul, who is CEO and MD of Talent Spring.

The event will see participation of 3,000 IITians including global Indian CEOs, managing directors and venture capitalists.

Last year, while the event happened in Houston in the US, it is for the first time it has come to the city.

Announcing the event at the Indian School of Business here today, dean Ajit Rangnekar urged the IITians to explore opportunities to repay to the country and the humanity at large. “the commitment to the country is fulfilled only when the IIT gets well known for its social work and impact on society as it had on the Silicon Valley in the US and elsewhere,” he said.

Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of Datawind, maker of the popular Akash tablet, said technologists could play a huge role in seeing a smarter India in the next five years.

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