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President launches IMPRINT India initiative of IITs and IISC

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President Pranab Mukherjee launched the  Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (Imprint) India a joint initiative of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc).


Objectives :

To identifying areas of relevance to society that require innovation, ensuring higher funding support for research into these areas, and measuring the research’s impact on people’s standard of living.

  • ImprintIndia seeks to develop a road map for research to solve major engineering and technology challenges in 10 technology domains relevant for the country.

The move will motivate technical institutions to conduct research in the following areas

  1. Health care: IIT Kharagpur
  2. Computer science and ICT: IIT Kharagpur,
  3. Advance materials: IIT Kanpur
  4. Water resources and river systems: IIT Kanpur
  5. Sustainable urban design: IIT Roorkee
  6. Defence: IIT Madras
  7. Manufacturing: IIT Madras
  8. Nano-technology hardware: IIT Bombay
  9. Environmental science & climate change: IISc
  10. Energy security: IIT Bombay

Highlights :

  • The idea of launching ‘Imprint India’ originated during the conference of chairmen, board of governors and directors of IITs, convened by the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 22 last year.
  • It is based on the Prime Minister’s suggestion that research done by institutions of national importance must be linked with immediate requirements of the society at large.
  •  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the Imprint India brochure, handing over the first copy to the President.

Top research community from across central universities:

IITs,National Institutes of Technology, IISc (Bengaluru), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Indian Institutes of Information Technology, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, National Institute of Fashion Technology, School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi and Bhopal),