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IIT Guwahati will nurture 100 start-ups and add 100 doctorate students in three years 

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IIT Guwahati will nurture 100 start-ups and add 100 doctorate students in three years 

During the North East Research Conclave (NERC) 2022, Dharmendra Pradhan, the minister of education, and Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister, announced the Guwahati Declaration. The goal of the document is to create a set of rules that will encourage people and institutions to encourage innovation.

Key Highlight:

  • At least 100 start-ups will be incubated, and 100 doctoral students will be added in the next three years at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G), which will play a key role in implementing the ‘Guwahati Declaration’ unveiled by the Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan and chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at the North East Research Conclave (NERC) 2022. IIT-G said the essential ecosystem assistance would be provided.
  • The Guwahati Declaration, finalized during the North East Research Conclave and launched at the valedictory ceremony by Lok Ranjan, secretary of the ministry of development of the northeastern region, was shared with the media on Wednesday.
  • The document aims to develop recommendations to inspire individuals and institutions to support innovation as a grassroots responsibility and promote indigenization and entrepreneurship.
  • TG Sitharam stated the Guwahati Declaration was written after considerable deliberation with ministers, secretaries, and top officials to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the NE and beyond.
  • He said it will also promote collaborations in science and technology, indigenous know-how, and traditional knowledge and translational research.

At the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G), which will play a key role in implementing the “Guwahati Declaration” announced by Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan and chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at the North East Research Conclave (NERC) 2022, at least 100 start-ups will be incubated and around 100 doctoral students will be added over the next three years.

IIT-G said that the ecosystem support needed for these changes will be given so that the goal can be reached.

The final version of the Guwahati Declaration was made during the North East Research Conclave, which had just ended. It was released at the closing ceremony by Lok Ranjan, secretary of the Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region, in the presence of Kailash Karthik N, deputy commissioner of Kamrup. On Wednesday, the declaration was shared with the media.

The goal of the document is to make a set of rules that will encourage people and institutions to promote innovation as a shared responsibility at the local level and encourage and carry out indigenization and entrepreneurship. It also helps people find better ways to find out about new things.

TG Sitharam said that the Guwahati Declaration was made after much discussion with ministers, secretaries, and senior officials. He said that the goal was to help create a strong ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in the Northeast and beyond.

“It will also help institutions work together better by encouraging collaborations in science and technology, protecting indigenous know-how, and ensuring that traditional knowledge and translational research are sustainable,” he said.

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