Shri Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development inaugurated a National Roundtable Conference on Government Industry Partnership for setting up theme based Innovation Institutes in New Delhi. The Ministry of Human Resource Development along with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has organized a two-day conference.
The conference is to stimulate discussion between Industry Players and Ministries on setting up of Theme based innovation institutes which would do research and development in its area of specialization, enter into a twining and collaborative programme with other universities/institutes/research organizations.
These institutes should be different from regular degree providing institutes and should admit trained people across discipline to do research and innovation leading to the award of Ph.D degree in specific sectors.
These institutes will be fully autonomous, independent and will focus entirely on research and innovation. Respective Ministries will only play the role of facilitators and the industry partner shall set up the institutes and run them.
In the two day conference there will be 8 sessions with the participating ministries and associated industries from Communications & Information Technology, Information and Broadcasting, Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises, Textiles, Petroleum & Natural Gas, New Renewable Energy, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Road Transport & Highways, Urban Development, Water Resources, Mines, Coal, Environment & Forests, Tourism, Finance, Health & Family Welfare, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Agriculture and Food Processing Industries.
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