Prof. Virendra Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur addressed Associate Professors of IIT Kharagpur on August 4, 2020. Given below is the summary of his statement.
"We discussed the parameters of ranking and the 'Institute of Eminence', how faculty members can take cognizance of these parameters while focussing on each element of these academics and research. We need to review our research citations, whether we are duly cited, publish in high impact SCI journals, decide proactively on filing patents and copyrights for our research output while pushing up the benchmark of the quality of doctoral research. A lot more emphasis needs to be given on product development through frugal innovations as well as cutting-edge technological innovations that are being pursued globally. On the front of academics, we need to explore innovative methods of online teaching to ensure quality learning. We have to challenge the students to help their talents evolve so that they can match the pace and needs of the industry. Communication is an aspect we need to understand and adapt to tell our success stories through institutional social media handles. Departments as a whole need to internalize the concept of IoE and global ranking and make strategized efforts to achieve these goals. Each one of us must understand our responsibility and strive for excellence collectively."
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