IMPRINT (IMPacting Research INnovation and Technology) [ ]


MHRD has drafted a new and catalytic scheme calledIMPacting Research INnovation and Technology  or IMPRINT. IMPRINT is a first-of-its-kind Pan-IIT and IISc joint initiative to develop

  • New Education Policy
  • Roadmap for Research 

to solve major engineering and technology challenges in selected domains needed by the country.

The ten domains represent the most important areas relevant to our country in order to enable, empower and embolden the nation for inclusive growth and self-reliance.

  • First phase: Create policy document to define scope, strategy and mandate for pursuing engineering challenges in India & not developing a specific technological product or process.
  • Second phase: Real engineering pursuit.

Objective: Accelerating Research and Innovation

Participating Institutions

1. IISc (Indian Institute of science) BANGALORE

2. IIT (India Institute of technology) BHU

3. IIT (India Institute of technology) BHUBANESWAR

4. IIT (India Institute of technology) DELHI

5. IIT (India Institute of technology) GANDHINAGAR

6. IIT (India Institute of technology) GUWAHATI

7. IIT (India Institute of technology) HYDERABAD

8. IIT (India Institute of technology) INDORE

9. IIT (India Institute of technology)  JODHPUR

10. IIT (India Institute of technology) KANPUR

11. IIT (India Institute of technology) KHARAGPUR

12. IIT (India Institute of technology) MADRAS

13. IIT (India Institute of technology) MANDI

14. IIT (India Institute of technology) MUMBAI

15. IIT (India Institute of technology) PATNA

16. IIT (India Institute of technology) ROORKEE

17. IIT (India Institute of technology) ROPAR

IMPACTING Domain Details

1. Healthcare

2. Information and communication technology

3. Energy

4. Sustainable habitat

5. Nano-Technology hardware

6. Water Resources and River Systems

7. Advanced Materials

8. Manufacturing

9. Security & Defence

10. Environmental Science And Climate Change

The IMPRINT(IMPacting Research Innovation and Technology)  Approach

1. Maiden Workshop

  • A workshop to launch the initiative was held at IIT Kanpur on 11 May 2015 (Technology Day).

2. Competent leadership and team for each domain

  • A lead institution has been assigned to each domain and a select team chosen from all the participating institutions is working on each domain.

3. Public discussion

  • Available data and expert knowledge form the basis to discuss, debate, deliberate and arrive at initial decisions.

4. Call for proposals

  • To promote and support translation of innovative ideas and knowledge, into deployable technology within a definite time frame.

5. Status definition and benchmarking

  • The current status for each domain is described and the benchmarks for where we want to reach are decided.

6. Consultation with industry & stakeholders

  • Existing centres of excellence worldwide are consulted as part of the groundwork for preparing the roadmap.

7. Challenges & roadmaps

  • The big challenges are identified and a roadmap to meet them prepared.

8. Policy recommendations

  • Policy recommendations, that factor in the current status, define where we want to get and detail how to get there, are finalized.

Aim: Science-Enginnering-Technology Nexus

The IMPRINT scheme aims to integrate science (that is know fundamentals), engineering (that is basic know hows) & technology (that is know what sells) under one theme.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 19, 2016