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Innovation Labs to be Established in Every District Said HRD Ministry

In order to encourage students to get involved in newer ideas and coming out with brighter prospects, the government is planning to set up Innovation labs in every district across the nation.

Oct 1, 2014 18:30 IST
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In order to encourage students to get involved in newer ideas and coming out with brighter prospects, the government is planning to set up Innovation labs in every district across the nation. This scheme would encourage research at various school and university level across the nation and would help students to create and innovate.

The innovation labs would be set under the Rashtriya Aviskhar Abhiyaan programme, which would enable students to further develop their ideas. The labs would be linked to the proposed council of higher education on industry academia collaboration, so that the innovations that would take place in the labs do not die in vain and they can get accumulated into business purposes.

The funding for the lab to support the innovations would begin from the early months of the next year, as pointed out by the HRD Minister Smriti Irani at an even organized by Microsoft, in presence of its CEO Satya Nadella, who is presently touring India. This initiative is directed towards the youth of the country who have pinned their hopes in the newly elected government in India. In the event, Smriti Irani talked about the proposed council for Higher Education on Industry Academia Collaboration, which would work in tandem with the Innovation labs.

She said that there is a huge untapped potential in the youth of the country and that needs to get channelized properly so that a better tomorrow could be built.

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