Union Education Secretary Shri K. Sanjay Murthy called for incorporating study of PM Gati Shakti scheme in academic programs. In this context, he said that the need of the hour is that academic institutions realise the importance of this Government of India initiative.  Shri Murthy said today those academic institutions have the power to play a significant role in bringing change through quality knowledge dissemination and relevant research in logistics and infrastructure sectors. He was addressing an online workshop on “Leveraging Satellite communication, Geo-informatics, and Geospatial technology for urban planning and to promote multimodal logistics” organized by NITIE Mumbai in association with the Ministry of Education and Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG-N).

Referring to the conference of chief secretaries in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh last week, Shri K. Sanjay Murthy informed ‘Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has emphasized on leveraging the capabilities of Gati Shakti platform by all the state governments to scale up their efficiency and economy. Gati Shakti is being talked about in business and infrastructure circles, he added.

Some of the action points that emerged at the workshop are as follows:
  • Educations Institutions need to contribute to training of students and industry professionals.
  • The institutions should be encouraged to use the platform developed by BISAG N and carry out research work, projects, internship etc. To strengthen the platform for applications including infrastructure development
  • To encourage research in Logistics and Supply chain networks. Workable and pragmatic coordination and integration to synchronize NEP 2020 and PM Gati Shakti mission requirements
  • The institutes emphasized the introduction of syllabus through Interdisciplinary courses in Logistics and Supply Chain and integrating emerging technologies to remove silos among the different departments



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