NEP 2020: Dharmendra Pradhan discusses November R&D fair with IITs

The Union education minister also said that 23 IITs are coming together to develop innovations to facilitate ease-of-living.

NEP 2020: Dharmendra Pradhan discusses November R&D fair with IITs Dharmendra Pradhan with heads of IITs
Vagisha Kaushik | Sep 3, 2021 - 2:41 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Union education minister on Friday joined a discussion on research and development (R&D) fair to be held by Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in November to celebrate “Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav” and create a suitable environment for research under National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, he said on social media.

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Pradhan further expressed his joy over the fact that 23 IITs will together focus on building innovations for the Indians as well as international markets to enable ease-of-living.

“Joined a discussion on the R&D fair by the IITs to be held in November, 2021 to celebrate #AmrutMahotsav and also create an enabling environment for cutting-edge research as envisaged in the NEP,” Dharmendra Pradhan said in a social media post.

Pradhan added: “Happy to know that all 23 IITs are coming together to focus on developing innovations for the Indian and global markets to facilitate ease-of-living.”

“These R&D fairs will also serve as a platform for greater linkages between the industry and academia and pave the way for India to become a global superpower in science and futuristic technologies,” the BJP leader further said.

Recently, Dharmendra Pradhan announced that he will be meeting vice-chancellors of 45 central universities today to discuss various issues under NEP 2020 such as implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, Academic Bank of Credit (ABC), multiple entry – exit system, open and online education, celebration of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and others.

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On August 24, commemorating the one-year anniversary of NEP, Pradhan launched the major initiatives of NEP 2020 like NIPUN Bharat FLN tools and resources on DIKSHA, Virtual School of NIOS, alternate academic calendar 2021-22 of NCERT, Priya, and a booklet on one-year achievement of the implementation of the policy.

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