HRD Ministry introduces innovation cell at AICTE
Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched an innovation cell at the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). This cell has been introduced with an aim to brainstorm new ideas about promoting innovation in all higher education institutions (HEIs) across India.
Prakash Javadekar, HRD Minister of India, said, "This will be a significant step in institutionalising innovation and developing a scientific temperament in the country. The purpose of formation of a network of Institution's Innovation Councils (IICs) is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by exposing them to new ideas and processes resulting in innovative activities in their formative years."
"More than 1,000 HEIs have already formed IICs in their campuses and enrolled for the IIC network managed by MHRD's innovation cell to promote innovation through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in their campuses," he added.