Promoting Research and Innovation

The progress of the nation depends on its sustained growth of education and research in science and technology. To meet the objective, our research should bear international comparison in terms of standards of attainment. A major weakness of Indian education and research is the relatively very small part played by the universities in the sum total of Indian research. The government can take several steps to encourage research and innovations in the universities. Promotion of research in liberal arts and social sciences, including inter-disciplinary research is significant too. The government needs to increase its allocations for Rand D activities. At the institutional level, there is a need to link teaching with research. The government needs to invest in faculty development and provide incentives for research, promote collaborative efforts between institutions in research.

• In what ways, aptitude for research and innovation should be developed in students and faculty members?
• What measures are needed to develop research capabilities of teachers and students?
• In what ways, research agenda should be prioritized at the higher education level?
• How private agencies can be encouraged and motivated to invest funds in university research and innovation activities?
• Which of the following strategies need to be pursued for promoting research & innovation

Outcome based research financing.
Liberal research grants for both social sciences and basic sciences.
Setting up Incubation Centers with Seed Money to do innovative research
Research leading to creation of intellectual property.
Setting up Research Parks in central educational institutions.
Joint appointments of faculty – enabling researchers to teach and teachers to engage in research.
Inter-disciplinary research – Institutions must come together for creating new knowledge at the intersections of existing disciplines.

• How can we make India become a favoured destination for R&D projects. How can we explore getting grants from abroad for R&D?

Name of the Moderator: Prof. Partha P. Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur
Day, Date & time: Thursday, 18th June, 2015, 4.00 PM.

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Madhusudan Dikshit's picture

Madhusudan Dikshit 2 years 1 month ago

Research work in India. has sadly been in the
Least perform ing zone as compared to Rest of the developed& developing countries. People with real ability must be identified to contribute significantly.

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Ramakrishnan Suryanarayanan 2 years 1 month ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_libraries

Can I remind everyone that India has the largest published literature (both ancient and modern) but most of it is inaccessible because there is no centralized library for India? Can we create a library that is accessible to all Indians to further promote research both in the classical as well as modern literature? We need a knowledge revolution if we have to leap forward into cutting edge research on the world stage.

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vijaybahadursingh 2 years 1 month ago

भारत की अकूत संपदा का सही क्षेत्र में सही उपयोग सटीक नजरिया सही मैनेजमेंट हमें वो मुकाम दे सकता है जिसकी कामना हम करते आए हैं!!

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indu jagannathan 2 years 1 month ago

Classroom studies should always be coupled with requirements from industries.

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indu jagannathan 2 years 1 month ago

Projects in final year of colleges are a farce since they are copied work. Projects should get published by an international journal to get recognised for conferring of degrees.

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indu jagannathan 2 years 1 month ago

When research equipments face repairs, they must have a deadline of time for the repair to get done. CSR can be redirected to maintenance of research labs.

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indu jagannathan 2 years 1 month ago

Connect industry and education. Students who are able to improvise products for industries or invent products for industries must be given extra credits and recognition.

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indu jagannathan 2 years 1 month ago

1. Research in basic sciences like physicys, chemistry and maths must be connected to Make in India. Research and industry will be linked and will yield results. 2. Submission of thesis papers and projects should be accepted by international journals to ensure it is not copied work 3. Lesser number of the theory or subjects in engineering courses and more number of creative product innovation must be stressed in engineering curriculum. 4. Reservations for SC/ST ALONE must continue, not BC/OBC