Agartala, Sept 18: A special meeting of the NITs of the north eastern region would be convened soon to discuss the problems and opportunities for their improvement in the region, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said.
"I am sure the interactions of the NITs in the region would not only be beneficial for the students of the region, but the NITs of the country as a whole," she said in her brief speech at a function at the NIT Agartala campus.
The Minister also directed the NIT authorities of Agartala to invite at least one foreign academician in the institute for delivering lectures and teach the students at least for 15 days and furnish a list of foreign academicians to the ministry.
"The cost of travel of the academicians would be borne by the ministry and the lectures would be video recorded for future use by the students," she said.
She also stressed on the need for student exchange with the other NITs of the country for benefit of the students.
Irani said students of all NITs should participate in the 'Unnat Bharat Abhiyan' programme for imparting education to the students of at least five panchayat areas adjacent to the institute.