On 23rd June 2020,Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, launched “YUKTI 2.0” – (Young India combating COVID with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation 2.0) , a platform to support the startups incubated in the institutes of higher education over the virtual platform.
i.YUKTI 2.0 is a logical extension of YUKTI, which will help in fostering the innovation and entrepreneurship culture in the academic institutions.
ii.YUKTI 2.0 platform will provide a marketplace to connect the innovators and investors and support the commercialisation of the innovative technologies.
iii.This will support the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” mission launched by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India to make India a self-reliant nation.
The purpose of YUKTI 2.0:
i.To systematically understand the technologies which have commercial potential and information associated with startups incubated in the institutes of higher education.
ii.To identify the solutions from higher and technical institutions in the medical and other fields.
Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Minister of State for HRD, Shri Rakesh Ranjan, Additional Secretary of Higher Education, Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of AICTE, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Member Secretary of AICTE and Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer of MHRD’s Innovation Cell were present during the launch.
i.YUKTI (Young India combating COVID with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation) launched by the Ministry of HRD on 11th April 2020, a web portal to identify ideas relevant in COVID pandemic
ii.This web portal will ensure that students, teachers and researchers in the institute of higher education are getting their required support to advance their innovations and technologies.
iii.The outcome of the YUKTI will be released.
Ministry of HRD:
Minister– Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
Minister of State– Sanjay Dhotre