Union Minister inaugurates centres for nano technology and Indian Knowledge System at IIT Guwahati

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The Union Minister of Education has visited IIT Guwahati and inaugurated the state-of-the-art Centre for Nanotechnology (CNT) and Centre for Indian Knowledge System (CIKS) at the institute.

What is the purpose of the Centre for NanoTechnology (CNT)?

Aim: To meet future challenges and augment academic partnerships with industry in Nanotechnology. 

Funding: The major funding for the Centre was obtained from the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at the nanoscale, at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications.

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What is the purpose of the Centre for Indian Knowledge System (CIKS)?

Focus: CIKS will focus on preserving, documenting and sustaining the knowledge that is unique to India. 

The top priorities include Indian classical music, Yoga, Sanskrit, traditional medicines, temple architecture and agricultural practices of North-East India, herbal plants of north-east as health food and metal work of Assam.

Source: This post is based on the article Union Minister inaugurates centres for nano technology and Indian Knowledge System at IIT Guwahati published by PIB on 21st Nov 2021.

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