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IMPRINT India: Healthcare Roadmap

Under the initiative entitled IMPacting Rsearch, INnovation and Techhnology, IMPRINT India, MHRD has given the IITs and IISc the responsibility to develop an Education and Research Policy Roadmap for Ten Technology Domains. IITKGP is Coordinating two critical thematic areas and participating in all areas. The TEN technology domains/themes and coordinating institutes for IMPRINT India are: (i) Healthcare: IIT Kharagpur (ii) Computer Science and ICT: IIT Kharagpur (iii) Energy : IIT Bombay (iv) Sustainable urban design :IIT Roorkee (v) Nano-technology hardware: IIT Bombay (vi) Water resources andRiver Systems: IIT Kanpur (vii) Advanced materials: IIT Kanpur (viii) Manufacturing IIT Madras (ix) Defence: IIT Madras (x) Environment Science and Climate Change: IISc, Bangalore

First Pan IIT and IISc Workshop on IMPRINT India was held in IIT Kanpur on 11th May 2015. IITKGP Team was represented by Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti (Director), Prof Sunando Dasgupta (Dean SRIC), Prof Anupam Basu (CSE & Chairman CET), Prof Suman Chakraborty (ME and Head SMST), Prof Goutam Saha (E&ECE, PIC, IPR & IR and Coordinator, Signals & Systems for Life Science Mega Project).

In the inagural session, Honourable Union Minister of Human Resource Development presented the concept and its significance, and wished everybody for the work ahead. Directors of IITs, present in the workshop, told the genesis of this initiative that dates back to a meet of IIT Directors at Rashtrapati Bhavan in presence of Prime Minister of India. They reminded that it is the first time IITs, IISc are asked to play the role of think-tank in the making of national policy road map, in such a scale. The whole day discussion was moderated by Directors of IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur.

IIT Kharagpur presentation on Healthcare introduced the objective, scope, methodology and challenges to workshop attendee. To move forward, besides a core team from IITKGP, there will be members from other IITs, IISc joining the team to set the process in motion. We got few such names from other IITs in the workshop itself. We welcome all stakeholders to come forward and be a part of this initiative by giving their valuable inputs. In this, we have primarily two mandates to fulfill. The aim is to have in place (i)Education that strengthens competencies and fosters innovation and (ii)R & D that leads to self-sufficiency by understanding our priorities and readiness. The IITKGP Healthcare presentation slides can be downloaded from

http://tinyurl.com/IMPRINT-Healthcare-IITKGP

In the preliminary stage, the input on issues related to Healthcare road map, may please be provided by filling-up following web form. We shall explore later possibility of a greater mode of engagement with the contributor, based on requirement on ground. All significant contributions will be duly acknowledged. The link of the web form is

http://tinyurl.com/IMPRINT-Heathcare-Input

Update:Second workshop of IMPRINT India was held at IIT Delhi on 16th August, 2015. The IITKGP Healthcare presentations slides for this workshop is available at

http://tinyurl.com/IMPRINT-Healthcare-IITKGP-2 

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Goutam Saha

Coordinator, Signals & Systems for Life Science

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