A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by 25 Union Ministries of the Government of India under the IMPRINT programme of the Union Government to promote research in premiere technical institutions on March 31, 2016.
The MoU signed included the Union Ministry of HRD, Union Ministry of Finance, Union Ministry of Rural development, Union Ministry of Power, Coal, New and Renewable energy, Union ministry of communication and IT. The Union Human Resource and Development Minister presided over the function to sign the MoU. The Minister announced that there was no sustainability in the technology related work as it was totally dependent on the funds released by Ministry of HRD.
HRD ministry would be responsible for laying down the policy for implementation and coordination with other departments, other ministries and departments would be responsible for resolving difficulties in implementation and meeting 50% of the project cost, defining requirements of research for inclusion in the IMPRINT programme, participating in the apex committee meetings for selection of the projects and to review the progress of the projects from time to time, said Prof Manna.
Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT)
Minister of Human Resource Development – Smriti Irani
Director of IIT-Kanpur Prof Indranil Manna
Minister of Rural development – Chaudhary Birender Singh – Minister of state – Sudarshan Bhagat
So lets do:
- Who is the HRD minister of India?
- Expand the IMPRINT?
- ___ MoU signed to promote research with IMPRINT programme?
Source – The Hindu