Kolkata, Feb. 24 -- Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) should aim for the next level and transform into indigenous institutes of technology, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, stressing the need for home-made innovations that are environment-friendly, durable, and disaster-resilient.

Modi, who was addressing the 66th convocation of IIT-Kharagpur in West Bengal online, underscored that India can become a major player in the field of science and technology in the post-pandemic world, asked students of the premier institute to anticipate tomorrow's problems and come up with the solutions today, and called for an improved ecosystem for start-ups, corporate and the administrative process alike.

"The scenario has changed in Ind...