The All India Council for Technical Education has announced
that it will help set-up research parks, one in each state, to promote research
“The council would provide Rs 1 crore as seed money, while
industry would have to provide a matching grant for the parks, to be set up on
premises of an Institution, at least in a 3,000 square foot area,” said AICTE
Chairman S S Mantha.
“AICTE wanted such parks in every state, and the industry
can form a cluster and do extensive research on their needs with the assistance
of the selected institutions,” he added.
Mantha said that in order to restore quality in higher
education sector, there is a need to create a curriculum so that the sectors,
higher education and industry, grow together to achieve the desired quality.
Nandhini Rangaswamy, chairperson, Education Forum, CII
Southern Region, said the industry chamber, in partnership with AICTE, has
launched a survey of industry linkages of engineering institutes.
Engineering institutes and engineering departments of the universities
in six streams of Chemical, civil, computer and IT, electrical, electronics and
communication and mechanical engineering are eligible to take part in the
survey, she said.
[Source: Zee News]