India International Centre, New Delhi
On Oct 16-17, 2015, a joint INAE-MHRD-NAE symposium on 'Engineering Education in the 21st Century' was held in the India International Centre, New Delhi. Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, the honourable Human Resource Minister inaugurated and addressed the gathering as the Chief Guest. The symposium was attended by all the domain coordinators and some team members of IMPRINT along with a delegation from NAE-USA led by Professor CD Mote Jr, former President, University of Berkley and President, NAE-USA. The symposium was also addressed by the Secretary DST and Additional Secretary (HE), MHRD. The deliberations from the NAE centred on Grand Challenges, while each Coordinator of IMPRINT presented the scope, objective and mandate of IMPRINT, particularly the interventions desired with regard to engineering education and infrastructure readiness in their respective domains.
It may be noted that the domains under IMPRINT bear large overlap with the fourteen Grand Challenges defined by the NAE-USA. However, the scope and mandate of IMPRINT is much wider and more tuned to this country for obvious reasons.