MITSOT has been at the forefront in taking forward the Prime Minister’s ‘Digital India’ initiative, to the masses. The entire ‘Digital India Week’ initiative of MITSOT in the first week of July 2015 saw enthusiastic participation by students and staff from various educational institutes across Pune city, as well as citizens from all walks of life. MITSOT students and faculty members organized various events, based on innovative themes aiming at taking the ‘Digital India’ message to the citizens at large. The objective was to popularize the concept of Digital India, along with various other socially relevant issues among the citizens of Pune. This was achieved well beyond our expectations. Social commitment and youth empowerment through digital technology have been the ethos of MITSOT.
Keeping with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s pro-active approach towards Digital India Initiative of Government of India, The Broadband India Forum, in association with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) India organized “Digital India Conclave-2015” recently at the Le-Meridien-New Delhi.
The conclave is a major prestigious event, being organized by the Broadband India Forum, an associate organization of the ITU-APT Foundation. Eminent dignitaries including heads of various reputed organizations such as NITI Ayog, Dept. of Telecom(DoT), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Prasar Bharti, BSNL, MTNL, NASSCOM, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), TCIL, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) etc. and major corporates from the telecom industry shall be participating at this conclave.
MITSOT Project Director, Dr Milind Pande was invited to this conclave as the Subject Authority representing Academia, in the Session on ‘Empowerment through Digital India and Challenges’. He threw light on the Educational perspective of Digital India, emphasizing on the Education Point of view in preparing the employability of Indian Youth.
The Digital India Guide Book published on this occasion included MIT Pune’s School of Telecom Management as one of the Case Studies. The Conclave participation included Senior Government Officials, Subject experts from Telecom Industry & Academia, the Users Community & various NGOs.
It is a matter of great honour for MITSOT that MITSOT Pune is the only academic institute invited to participate at this prestigious event. This certainly is an indicator that MITSOT is gaining wider appreciation and reputation as an institution of learning and research at the highest levels, in academia, industry as well as government.