11th May, 2015

The first PAN IIT & IISc Workshop on IMPRINT was held on 11 May 2015 on the occasion of  National Technology Day at IIT Kanpur under the Chairmanship of Prof. Indranil Manna, Director, IIT Kanpur and Coordinator, IMPRINT. On this occasion, the Honourable Minister for Human Resources and Development, Mrs. Smriti Irani, addressed the participants via video  conferencing. She emphasized the need of this initiative, how it is aligned to ‘Make-in-India’ initiative and encouraged all. Directors of three IITs (IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Rorkee) and faculty members from 10 IITs and IISc Bangalore participated in the workshop. It was decided that domain leaders would identify themes and form teams. Template of reports to define benchmarks, identify the ‘gaps’ and create a feasible road map will evolve in consultation  with various groups. Workshop slides are available in ‘Resources’ section.