In a spree of carrying out reforms in higher education with the main focus on strengthening innovation, said Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar said at an ASSOCHAM event in New Delhi. In this event, he pointed out many aspects of higher education that central government is looking after and he also revealed some plans for future of higher studies in India.
What is ASSOCHAM?
ASSOCHAM stands for The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India established in the year 1920 with the vision of inculcating knowledge to empower Indian enterprise.
He stated that Innovation is the real sustainable way for prosperity to grow, and also focused on the value it adds to products and services, and its ways of generating wealth in the more stable way.ASSOCHAM Higher Education Summit.
"Innovation needs to be promoted right from childhood. Inquisitiveness and curiosity must be promoted at the school level and that is what we are planning now to revamp the whole teacher education," said Javadekar adding that challenging the
The Government has also set up a Higher Education Finance Agency (HEFA) in collaboration with Canara Bank. Talking about the initiative of Global Research Interactive Network (GRIN) aimed at the qualitative development of education, he said the Government aims to provide scholarship, good research infrastructure, good guides and more importantly freedom of research.
"We will also allow them to have access to best labs in the world and take guidance from one foreign guide, so that student can go there for one year during five years' period of research," said the minister.
Note With inputs from Times of India.