PUNE, India, Aug. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- "India is self-sufficient in the manufacture of fighter aircraft, missiles, satellites, radar systems and other defence equipment. India is stressing on increasing export of defence equipment to friendly nations. India will be on the top list of global arms exporters in the next few years," said Defence Secretary (Research and Development) and DRDO President. G. Sateesh Reddy on celebrating the 6th foundation day of MIT Art, Design and Technology University, Pune.

Further Dr. G. Sateesh Reddy said that this is the era of growth in space technology. India has launched more than 40 satellites through PSLV satellite launchers. Heavy satellites are launched into space by the GSLV Satellite Launcher. Work is underway at various levels in India to send a man into space, 'Chandrayan, Marshyan'. A variety of new technologies are being launched by the Department of Defence.

Today, India is the 6th largest producer of fighter aircraft and battle tanks in the world and the 4th largest producer of supersonic Brahmāstra missiles in the world. The world's largest range gun is being manufactured in Pune. The development of new technologies is being encouraged through DRDO start-up companies. It wants to establish its identity as a country that will export defences technology. Universities and educational institutions will play an important role in this. DRDO has started several Centres of Excellence in the country. DRDO has signed MoUs with more than 3,000 educational institutions.

MIT ADT University should take the initiative to start a course on Defence Technology. Currently, 8,000 students across the country are doing internships in DRDO's labs. They are being given the opportunity to study defences technology. An incubator will provide Rs 1 crore to students and Rs 10 crore to industry to encourage innovation. The research will be promoted in Bioengineering Labs, Foot Technology Labs, and Marine Engineering Labs.

Meanwhile, Apple training centre, MIT School of Indian Civil Services and MIT-ISBJ's Translation and fact-checking laboratory were inaugurated.

Air Marshal Shri. Ajit Bhosale said, "The task of building a successful personality through holistic development should be done by the universities. Teachers should continue to work recognizing their responsibility for the development of the country. National character, nationalism, nationalism and competence for nation-building should be inculcated in the students. Online education is causing huge losses. This has created a gap between online education in urban and rural areas. Webinars, exams, online learning methods have been adopted. Efforts will have to be made to strengthen the education system in rural areas. We need to provide problem-solving education."

Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad said, "MIT ADT University is using research, innovation and creativity in its curriculum as well as the university is providing value-based education to all its students. Through holistic education, the university is working on the overall growth of its students. MIT ADT University is working to create a peace-loving society."

At the inauguration session Prof. Rahul Karad, Prof. Dr. Mangesh Karad expressed their views.

The 6th foundation day of MIT Art, Design and Technology University was celebrated virtually on Wednesday 11th August 2021. Air Marshal Shri. Ajit Shankarrao Bhosale, Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), New Delhi, Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad, Founder of MIT Group of Institutions, Prof. Rahul Karad, Managing Trustee and Executive President, MIT Group of Institution, Prof. Dr. Mangesh Karad, Executive President and Vice-Chancellor of MIT ADT University. Prof. Dr. Sunita Mangesh Karad, Prof Jyoti Karad Dhakne, Dr. Anant Chakradev, Dr. Mahesh Chopde and dean, director, teaching and non-teaching staff were present.

About MIT ADT University

MAEER's Trust which is known to set the strong precedence for the privatization of Engineering education in Maharashtra had taken a first mover's advantage by establishing the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT-Pune), in 1983, which continues to remain the flagship institute of the group.

MIT Art, Design and Technology University, Pune has been established under the MIT Art, Design and Technology University Act, 2015 (Maharashtra Act No. XXXIX of 2015). The University commenced its operations successfully from 27th June 2016. The University is a self-financed institution and empowered to award the degrees under section 22 of the University Grants Commission act, 1956. The University has a unique blend of Art, Design, and Technology as the core of its academics.

Recently, MIT Art, Design and Technology University, Pune has accomplished the following accolades:
  1. Ranked 26th for ARIIA 2020 by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.
  2. Received 5 Star rating for exemplary performance by the Ministry of Education's Innovation Council, Govt. of India.
  3. Conferred with Best University Campus Award by ASSOCHAM, New Delhi
  4. Granted with Atal Incubation Centre under ATAL Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India

MIT Art, Design and Technology University has been taking a holistic approach towards imparting education wherein the students are being motivated to build a complete winning personality which is "physically fit, intellectually sharp, mentally alert and spiritually elevated". The students are being encouraged to participate in yoga, meditation, physical training, spiritual elevation, communication skills, and other personality development program. Currently, we have 7500+ students studying in various schools of higher education under the University viz. Engineering and Technology, Food Technology, Bioengineering, Arts, Design, Marine Engineering, Journalism and Broadcasting, Film and Television, Music (Hindustani Classical Vocal and Instrumental), Teacher Education, and Vedic Sciences.

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