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‘Varsities in States must do research’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that it was time for research to expand beyond the Central institutes of national importance — such as the IITs and the IISERs — and branch out into the numerous State universities.Observing that “95% of our students go to State universities and colleges,” he said: “We must have a strong research ecosystem in these places.”Mr. Modi, who was addressing an audience of students, researchers and Nobel laureates at the 106th edition of the Indian Science Congress here, called on the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council to formulate a plan to implement such a scheme.The Prime Minister, whose arrival was delayed by two hours owing to fog, urged scientists to work on ways to boost productivity for small farmers, most of whom had inadequate-sized landholdings. “The majority of farmers possess less than 2 hectares of land, we need more technology to improve their productivity,” he added.Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that it was time for research to expand beyond the Central institutes of national importance — such as the IITs and the IISERs — and branch out into the numerous State universities.Observing that “95% of our students go to State universities and colleges,” he said: “We must have a strong research ecosystem in these places.”Mr. Modi, who was addressing an audience of students, researchers and Nobel laureates at the 106th edition of the Indian Science Congress here, called on the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council to formulate a plan to implement such a scheme.The Prime Minister, whose arrival was delayed by two hours owing to fog, urged scientists to work on ways to boost productivity for small farmers, most of whom had inadequate-sized landholdings. “The majority of farmers possess less than 2 hectares of land, we need more technology to improve their productivity,” he added.

Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/varsities-in-states-must-do-research/article25904966.ece

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