Rashtrapati Bhavan hosted a conference of 46 Heads of Central Universities and Institutes of Higher Learning in several fields including agriculture, pharmaceuticals, aviation, design, petroleum and energy.
Speaking at the concluding session today, President Ram Nath Kovind said, India has set itself for sustainable development as it strives to eliminate poverty and become a middle-income country.
He said, each of these institutes will be instrumental to the realization of the country’s socio-economic goals. He said that the Central Agricultural Universities can support the national goal of promoting sustainable agriculture, productivity and supporting farmers with useful research.
During the conference, different sub-groups comprising of heads of various institutes made presentations on issues such as the promotion of research, promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship among students and building industry-academia linkages.