The Ministry of Human Resource Development launched an initiative ‘YUKTI 2.0’ to help systematically assimilate technologies having commercial potential and information related to incubated startups in higher education institutions.
YUKTI 2.0 is an extension of ‘YUKTI (Young India combating COVID with Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation) Portal’ which was launched to identify ideas relevant in the COVID pandemic.
Highlights Of YUKTI
- The Ministry has invited students, faculty members, startups and other stakeholders of higher education institutions to register on the YUKTI portal and share their technologies and innovations.
- Database shared will be showcased to the investor community such as businessmen, farmers and industrialists i.e. students will be able to sell their ideas.
However, preliminary innovations won’t be showcased on YUKTI 2.0 but only those which have commercialisation potential. It will provide a clear picture of the state of the innovation ecosystem of our higher educational institutions. It will help the government to identify bottlenecks and formulate appropriate policies to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in the country.
YUKTI 2.0 will also help in fostering the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in academic institutions. Institutions of Eminence (IoE) Scheme is a government’s scheme to provide the regulatory architecture for setting up or upgrading of 20 Institutions (10 from the public sector and 10 from the private sector) as world-class teaching and research institutions.
Through the Atal Innovation Mission, the government has established Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across the country. The objective of this scheme is to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing.
About the portal:
The portal intends to cover the different dimensions of COVID-19 challenges in a very holistic and comprehensive way and is developed by the MHRD’s Innovation Cell and AICTE.
Through this portal, the Ministry will endeavour to ensure that students, teachers and researchers in higher educational institutions are getting appropriate support to meet the requirements needed to advance their technologies and innovations.
The database will provide a clear picture of the state of the innovation ecosystem of our higher educational institutions.
The institutions can also share their strategies for tackling the COVID-19 situation. “The portal will also establish a two-way communication channel between the Ministry of HRD and the institutions so that the Ministry can provide the necessary support system to the institutions,” the minister said in his live video online.
Minister of State for HRD, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Additional Secretary (Higher Education), Rakesh Ranjan, Chairman, AICTE Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Member Secretary, AICTE, Dr Rajiv Kumar and Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD’s Innovation Cell Dr. Abhay Jere were also present during the occasion through online medium.
The portal intends to cover the different dimensions of COVID-19 challenges in a very holistic and comprehensive way. Our Prime Minister has given us the mission of making Bharat ‘Atmanirbhar’ and, YUKTI 2.0 initiative is a very important step in that direction.
“Our youngsters are very capable of thinking innovatively and we should make every possible effort to help them convert their ideas into enterprises,” said Pokhriyal.
- It is the logical extension of an earlier version of ‘YUKTI’.
- ‘YUKTI 2.0’ has been created to help systematically assimilate technologies having commercial potential and information related to incubated startups in our higher education institutions
- YUKTI 2.0 initiative is a very important step in the direction of making Bharat Atma Nirbhar.
- Youngsters are very capable of thinking innovatively and there is the need to make every possible effort to help them convert their ideas into enterprises.
- YUKTI 2.0 will also help in fostering the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in our academic institutions.
- YUKTI 2.0 needs to emerge as a Marketplace for connecting innovators with investors, so that innovative technologies can be taken forward for commercialization.