US vice-president Joe Biden seemed extremely impressed with the premier Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay whilst his recent visit to the institution. He hailed the IIT-B as “one of the leading" technology schools in the world.
"I have been extremely impressed. This is a great university, one of the leading institutes in the world in the field of technology," Mr. Biden said after visiting various laboratories and interacting with students on the campus.
He visited several departments such as Nano Technology and Earth Sciences, and also held a closed-door meeting with female research scholars of various disciplines. "We are looking at India's future. I mean it," he said while citing the quote "women are half the sky".
Though he seemed quite impressed with the entire system of the Institute, he particularly appreciated the diverse work being done by the female students he met who works in areas as varied as transportation, education and medicine. Visiting IIT-B was wrapping up event of Biden’s 4-day visit to India.
Accompanying US officials revealed that the meeting with the female scholars was the part of an Indo-US partnership on 'women in science'.
Mr. Biden, the first US vice-president to visit India in the last three decades, stated that the future of the people of this country which is "most open and most representative" is in good health.