Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday lauded the efforts of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati in tackling the Covid19 pandemic.
Addressing the virtual foundation day celebration of IIT Guwahati as the chief guest, Sarma said that the institute’s support, leadership role and collaboration with the state government officials has gone a long way in tackling Covid 19 crisis.
“The huge support and leadership role that IIT Guwahati has played to help our officials to contain this disease are utmost important and I acknowledge and thank the director Prof. TG Sitharam for the huge contributions under his leadership,” Sarma said.
IIT Guwahati is the sixth Institute of the IIT fraternity and was established in 1994.
The institute celebrated its 28th foundation day on Wednesday in the presence of the faculty, staff, students, and government officials, among others.
“I am aware that the Institute has been providing various sophisticated instruments to National Health Mission (NHM) officials in Assam to carry out testing for COVID-19 from the initial stages of this pandemic itself,” chief minister Sarma said.
“The institute manufactured and commercialized all the Covid19 related kits in Assam along with an industry partner.”
IIT Guwahati has been ranked 2nd in India and 41st globally in CPF (Citation per Faculty) category and 395th globally in QS World University Ranking among many. In 2021, IIT Guwahati secured World Ranking in Petroleum Engineering.