MoS Devusinh Chauhan requests IIT Guwahati to provide support for 5G Communications, other technologies


Guwahati (Assam) [India], Oct 13 (ANI): Minister of State for Communications, Devusinh Chouhan on Monday visited Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati and requested IIT Guwahati to provide support for 5G communication and other critical technologies.

IIT Guwahati submitted a proposal to the MoS to set up a Center of Excellence in Advanced Communications to develop specific areas of next generation communication systems.

The Minister was shown the supercomputer facility Param-Ishaan and demonstrated its capabilities for several scientific, technical, weather forecasting and health related applications. Director IIT Guwahati also informed him about the upcoming super computer facility PARAM-KAMrup which is currently being set up at IIT Guwahati.

Principal CCC, Prof Ratnajit Bhattacharjee then spoke about the activities being carried out at SAMEER Center for high powered microwave tubes along with communication and network infrastructure, HPC facilities, the newly launched Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. gave a brief presentation about and components, according to an official release.

IIT Guwahati Director Prof. Welcoming the Minister of State for Communications, TG Sitaram highlighted the importance of communication and connectivity for the overall economic and social development of this North Eastern region.

He emphasized that “IIT Guwahati being a knowledge hub can provide technology platform to provide best solutions to address the impending problems of this sector and join hands with Ministry of Communications to enhance connectivity, telecom infrastructure”. Improvement and training of human resources can provide solutions for better management and operation of telecommunication facilities.”

Speaking on his maiden visit to IIT Guwahati, Chouhan expressed satisfaction over the various advanced research areas being carried out by the faculty members of EEE Department, Guwahati and the large infrastructure developed by the institute in the frontier areas of communication and other allied areas. A huge boon to pursue research and development in the frontier areas of communication and IT.

He stressed on developing such technology which is affordable to the public and has a deep penetration in rural areas as well. (ANI)


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