IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry join hands with MIT-World Peace University to emphasis on R&D under the Saksham Bharat Abhiyaan

Relays the baton forward of INDCON 2020-2021 Conference to Delhi

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@ Vikas Sharma | Sr Journalist

Delhi, India 2020: Research plays an important role in the development of any country as the evolution of science and technology heavily depends on it. According to a report by UNESCO India’s expenditure is far more less compared to countries like US, Israel, China and Korea. As this is highly alarming IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Knowledge Committee along with MIT-World Peace University, Pune, will be hosting a virtual summit ‘INDCON 2020-202’ at Delhi, highlighting its theme of “Building Stronger R&D Ecosystem – Enabling Saksham Bharat Abhiyaan.”

After conducting its first successful conference in Pune, now INDCON 2020-2021 will be held in Delhi. The conference has been divided into three day long sessions starting from 26th November to 28th November. The virtual event will witness the presence of industry stalwarts, scholars, educationalists and key personalities from Delhi. INDCON 2020-2021 will have a series of conclaves for over Eight months covering major cities like, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Indore and Chandigarh.

The event will kickstart with an inaugural session by Chief Guest – Mr. Shailesh Shrivastava, Secretary – Ministry of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises, Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi along with Shri Rajiv Podar, President, IMC Chamber of Commerce and Shri. Rahul V. Karad – Managing Trustee & Executive President, MAEER’s and Executive President, MIT World Peace University. and who will be discussing about “Creating Next Frontier in Research & Development Ecosystem, Enabling Atmanirbhar Bharat”. Many other insightful sessions are also scheduled like Role of educational institutions in research and development initiatives in India, Industry – Academia Knowledge collaboration, role of corporates in India, Opportunities and Challenges for sustainable R&D initiatives in India.

Mr. Pravin V Patil – Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Industry-Academia Partnerships, MIT- World Peace University said “The need of the hour is understanding the industry needs and through this forum we want to ensure that the students are job ready. We consciously want to create an awareness to build a stronger R&D ecosystem in India, as that’s what we foresee as a future growth. We also hope that through these sessions, students will have better picture about various career opportunities.”

Proposed Topics of Discussions at Delhi INDCON 2020-21

1 Creating Next Frontier in Research & Development Ecosystem, Enabling Atmanirbhar Bharat”
2 Role of educational institutions in research and development initiatives in India
3 Industry – Academia Knowledge collaboration, role of corporates in India
4 Opportunities and Challenges for sustainable R&D initiatives in India
5 Will the NEP-2020 be helpful in promoting Research and Development culture in India
6 Scope for innovations in Research and Development in India: Role of Higher Education and Industries
7 Identifying the potential of R&D in India and understanding the challenges faced by the academic institutions to strengthen R&D within the university.
8 Challenges and Opportunities in setting up technology / Incubation centres in private universities: Role of Industries & Government
9 Best practices in Research and Development: India and other top 10 countries in R&D

Date: 26th November – 28th November 2020

Eminent speakers and contributors:

  1. Chief Guest – Mr. Shailesh Shrivastava, Secretary – Ministry of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises, Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi
  2. Prof. Anurag s. Rathore Dean, IIT Delhi
  3. Mr. Avirup Nag Partner, Indus Law
  4. Mr. Anurag behar, CEO, Azim Premji Foundation & Chief Sustainability Officer of Wipro Limited & Vice Chancellor, Azim Premji university
  5. Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hiranandani Group of Companies
  6. Mr. Amarjit Chopra, President, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  7. Mr Venkatadari , Chief Innovation and Digital Officer, Tata Chemicals
  8. Mr. Sibia Will, Director, Sustainable Development, SWECO Systems
  9. Mr. Ravi Nandan Sinha – Director, MSME Business form India
  10. Prof. Anil d. Sahasrabudhe – Chairman, AICTE

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