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IMPRINT by numbers

Total funding:

Rs.3275 million

Average cost of project:

Rs.22 million

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The IMPRINT Knowledge Portal makes available information on 142 projects launched under the IMPRINT initiative. IMPRINT is the first of its kind MHRD supported Pan-IIT + IISc joint initiative to address the major science and engineering challenges that India must address and champion to enable, empower and embolden the nation for inclusive growth and self-reliance. This novel initiative with twofold mandate is aimed at:

(a) Developing new engineering education policy

(b) Creating a road map to pursue engineering challenges

IMPRINT provides the overarching vision that guides research into areas that are predominantly socially relevant.

Imprint Domains

IMPRINT - the story so far

Adopting engineering and technology as a vehicle to address the social needs, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has formulated a catalytic scheme for Impacting Research, Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) as a pan-India initiative.

The programme builds around the great research talent and highly equipped and promising infrastructure of the Indian Institutes of Technologies and the Indian Institute of Science. With an aim of achieving inclusion, the programme has currently also encompassed the Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) and in the future is poised to cover all the academic and research institutions of the country.

The ten domains together received 2612 proposals submissions. A Domain Expert Committee (DEC) for each domain was set up to manage the review of these proposals and make recommendations to the IMPRINT Apex Committee. A total of 259 proposals were approved by the Apex Committee. Of these 142 proposals have received support from a ministry, council or department in addition to the Ministry of Human Resource development. The successful implementation of these proposals holds out the promise of delivering tangible results to society.



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