New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that 122 new research projects had been selected, costing Rs 112 crore, under IMPRINT-II to strengthen research in higher education institutions.
“Out of 2,145 proposals, 122 best ones were selected for funding under IMPRINT-II, advancing cutting-edge level technology,” Javadekar said in a statement here.
Impacting Research, Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) is a national initiative of the Ministry to address major engineering challenges relevant to the county through inclusive and sustainable translational research.
“Of these 122 projects, 81 are sponsored. The industry-academic collaboration will bring excellence in research,” Javadekar said, adding that knowledge portal will be launched in October 2018 for monitoring the progress of research projects and dissemination of the findings.
The new projects selected are: 35 in Information and Communication Technology, 18 in Advanced Materials, 17 in Healthcare Technology, 12 in Energy Security, 11 in Security and Defence, nine in Sustainable Habitat, seven in Water Resource and River Systems, five in Environment and Climate, four each in Manufacturing and Nanotechnology.
IMPRINT-1 projects under implementation are listed:
Development of Cost Effective Magneto-Rheological (MR) Fluid Damper in Two wheelers and Four Wheelers Automobile to Improve Ride Comfort and Stability; Indigenous development of an ultra high strength steel with stainless property for space application; High strength, wear and corrosion resistant steel for high speed rail and elastic clip; Low Cost Indoor Occupancy and Climate Monitoring System For Energy Conservation; Development of Artificial Pancreas for Closed Loop Blood Glucose Control of Type-1 Diabetic Patients in India; Development of a smartphone camera-based sensor for detection and remediation of chromium pollution in water; Efficient Glycemic Control for the Management of Diabetes Complications : Intervention with Novel Point of Care Device for Community Healthcare; Smart Classrooms: Technology Aids for Effective Teaching in Large Classrooms; and Designing and fabrication of an aerodynamic lens for nanoparticles of variable size.