Government eyes innovation labs in all districts

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In a move that could go a long way in encouraging research at the school and university levels, the government is in plans to set up innovation labs in every district. The idea is to enable students to think of new ideas which will be funded by the government under the ‘Rashtriya Aavishkar Abhiyaan’ programme.

“These labs will be linked to the proposed council of higher education on industry academia collaboration so that innovation that has the potential to turn into great business does not die,” Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani said in New Delhi. The ministry is also in plans to start a fund which will support such innovations and is expected to be launched by early 2015.

Irani further informed that the government also intends to scale up the employability potential of the youth as they have a lot of expectations from the BJP regime. To realise such objectives, she said her ministry has proposed to set up the council for higher education on industry academia collaboration.

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