Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) had joined forces to organise a research and development (R&D) fair in November.
Mr Pradhan met with officials from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) today to discuss the Research and Development fair that will be conducted as part of the 'Aazadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', a 75-year celebration of India's independence.
"I am happy to know, in the mid of November to celebrate 'Aazadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' and to implement the National Education Policy(NEP 2020), a lot of emphasis will be given to the R and D fair. This fair will be conducted by the IITs, the premium institutions of the country Twenty-three IITs will be coming together to conduct Rand D mela in the mid of November. "
"This will create a new framework and the IITs should create an R and D initiative in priority which aims at ease of living of the citizens. IIT is the global brand today and I am confident that through this mela, a lot of new innovations will come up and a lot of new projects will come up, " said the education minister.
Further, the education minister added: "Also, this Mela will give a message to connect with the Indian industries. All the allumies, present students and faculties of the Indian industries will come together. All of the centrally funded technical institutions or state's technical institutions which involve all the technocrats or the technology students will create a new ecosystem and the outcome will be ease of living of the citizens. This will be the greatest achievement of our 75 years of journey and I wish all the success of the event. "