Under the initiative entitled IMPacting Research, INnovation and Technology, IMPRINT-India, MHRD has entrusted IITs and IISc to identify the needs of the country in terms its research and technology requirements so as to enable proper planning for manpower, research infrastructure and resources in ten domains of national interest.
IIT Kharagpur is coordinating two critical domains under IMPRINT-India and participating in all other domains. The ten technology domains and coordinating institutes for IMPRINT India are – (i) Healthcare: IIT Kharagpur (ii) Computer Science and ICT: IIT Kharagpur (iii) Energy Security: IIT Bombay (iv) Sustainable Habitat: IIT Roorkee (v) Nano-technology Hardware: IIT Bombay (vi) Water Resources and River Systems: IIT Kanpur (vii) Advanced Materials: IIT Kanpur (viii) Manufacturing: IIT Madras (ix) Security and Defence: IIT Madras (x) Environment Science and Climate Change: IISc, Bangalore. A brochure that gives a synopsis of these ten domains can be downloaded from here (1.8 MB).
Since the National Launch of IMPRINT-India from Rastrapati Bhavan on 05th Nov., 2015 by Hon. President of India, in presence of Hon. Prime Minister of India (Link), IMPRINT-Projects activity has started. For research projects in IMPRINT-Healthcare domain, IIT Kharagpur is the coordinating IIT and, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is identified as the coordinating institution from the side of the host Ministry of this domain, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.