Govt stresses on building innovation ecosystem in educational institutes

11 January 2022 | News

Higher Educational institutions will serve as enablers in the Indian innovation and startup ecosystem - Rajkumar Ranjan Singh

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Our Higher Educational institutions have enormous potential to serve as enablers in the Indian innovation and startup ecosystem said Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for Education while addressing E- Symposium On ‘Building Innovation Ecosystem In Educational Institutes’ organised by Ministry of Education, DPIIT,  AICTE and Innovation Cell of the MoE.

Singh further said that our country has one of the largest higher education systems and the third largest startup ecosystem in the world. We strive to be a knowledge-based economy and this is not possible without innovative sprit and entrepreneurship within our educational institutions, he added.

The Minister urged the educational institutions in India to shift their mind-set and create environment that supports high-quality research, innovation, and entrepreneurship leading to commercialization and technology transfer.

Sanjay Murthy, Secretary, Department of Higher Education said that in India currently we have 2500 Innovation Cell and an additional 5000 Cell will be added in the future.  He informed that 50,000 teachers under the ambassador programme are being trained which will bring huge transformation in education sector. 


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