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Innovation labs in schools, colleges coming up, says HRD Minister Smriti Irani

"The pogramme would see the setting up of innovation labs in all districts to enable students develop his/ her ideas", said HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

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While the education system in India involves a miniscule practical curriculum, Human Resource Developmenmt Minister Smriti Irani is bringing about changes.

To help students think of new ideas, innovation labs will soon be set up in every district for students. This is an ambitious scheme to encourage research at both school and university level to be funded by the government.

Named under the banner 'Rashtriya Aavishkar Abhiyaan', "the pogramme would see the setting up of innovation labs in all districts to enable students develop his or her ideas", a daily quoted the minister as saying.

"These labs will be linked to the proposed council of higher education on industry academia collaboration so that those innovations which have potential to turn into great businesses do not die." "We will start a fund which will support such innovations. It will be launched by the dawn of next year," the minister further explained in a Microsoft event where she was a speaker.

Irani also mentioned that she has full faith in the abilities of today's youth and will try to bring up a platform to encourage their ideas.
"Its the youth that makes me nervous. We are anxious today because there are huge expectations. We came in with a promise with a better tomorrow. Every central university, IIT and IIM, through its counseling cells will undertake initiatives where everyone can realise his/her dream of being a doctor, engineer, professor or a lawyer," she said.