Better research infrastructure in country soon: Prakash Javadekar

Javadekar announced that the NDA government is contemplating to build a better research infrastructure in the country.

Published: 22nd August 2017 08:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2017 08:42 PM   |  A+A-

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar (File | PTI)


CUTTACK: Union Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar today announced that the NDA government is contemplating to build a better research infrastructure in the country at a cost of Rs 20,000 crore.

Addressing the fourth convocation of Sri Sri University here, the minister said in order to promote research and innovation in higher education in the country, his ministry is working on the proposed Prime Minister’s Scholarship scheme in which at least 1000 best innovative minds will get monthly scholarships of Rs 75,000.

"India lacks in innovation therefore, turn this adversary into your strength", Javadekar said.

The Union HRD minister also indicated that his ministry is working towards reducing the University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) control and giving more autonomy to higher education institutions so that these institutions get more freedom for better education and research.

Speaking on the occasion the founder of the University Sri Sri Ravi Shankar called upon the students to face the challenges of life with smile and confidence.

He said education is not stuffing the mind with information but building a strong personality and inculcating great human values. Sri Sri said his purpose of setting up the University here was to bring the best of East and best of West to this land of Lord Jagannath.

At least 169 graduates and post graduates received their degrees from the dignitaries, of which 11 were awarded gold medals for outstanding performances in seven different courses, including M.Sc in Osteopathy, a method of treating patients by moving bones and muscles supplemented by therapeutic measures.

While Internet Tractor Limited MD Dr Deepak Mittal received honoris causa, three research scholars of the University were awarded with PhD degree on the occasion.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp