IIT-R Launches Design Innovation Centre to Address Issues of Himalayan Region


Design Innovation Centre outlays a project of Rs 10 crores which is funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee has launched the Design Innovation Centre (DIC) with a project outlay of Rs 10 crores. The project is funded by the ministry of human resource development (HRD), Government of India. The centre is named as Navonmesh and will address the issues of the Himalayan region using locally available resources as well as cater to national priorities.

Design Innovation Centre to address issues of the Himalayan region

The technical, non-technical colleges, institutes and schools can involve themselves in mentoring and supporting the innovation and design activities. The involvement of institutes will also address general issues and issues specific to the Himalayan region. This will also help Indian farmers to develop innovative ways to enhance their growth and productivity.

DIC of IIT Roorkee will operate as the main institute that would coordinate work with three other institutes in the region including National Institute of Technology (NIT) Uttarakhand, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. Moreover, the Design Innovation Centre at IIT Roorkee will be headed by Apurbba Kumar Sharma as the coordinator.