CM Inaugurates Information & Technology Institute in Bihta

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Sushil Kumar Modi and Rm Kripal Yadav at the inauguration of NIELIT in Bihta on Monday.

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Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at the inauguration of the new campus of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) in Bihta on Monday, advocated limited use of the technology while maintaining a healthy respect for the 'traditional ways of obtaining information' like newspapers and books.

Kumar, who was accompanied by Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Ram Kripal Yadav, and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, in his speech said that information technology had advanced so much that it was not possible to go back to the old ways but attempts should be made to preserve the traditional ways of disseminating information because they have their own merits.

The Chief Minister, highlighting the importance of IT in the modern age, said that it had helped expand transparency in the government while also allowing people even living in the remote places to get information on their cell phones or computers in a matter of seconds.

The NIELIT that is currently operating from a floor on Biscomaun building, is expected to move into its own campus very soon, Kumar said.

Spread in an area of 15 acres, the institute will offer courses in electronics, computer science, and information technology at graduate, post-graduate, and doctoral level, Bihar IT Department Secretary Rahul Singh said.


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