Ummid Assistant

Jamia Millia launches courses on China, Afghanistan

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home Education & Career

Presidency University tagged innovation hub

Tuesday November 29, 2011 06:45:02 PM, IANS

Kolkata: The city's prestigious Presidency University has been declared the first Cluster Innovation Centre in eastern India by the central government, an official said here Tuesday.

"Presidency has been declared the Cluster Innovation Centre, the first in eastern India. This is a development to be proud of," the varsity's vice-chancellor Malabika Sarkar said.

She said it would help the university in achieving a synergy of research, academics and industry.

The National Innovation Council has envisaged Cluster Innovation Centres (CIC) as focal points to promote innovation in and around the university system.

These innovation centres are expected to function as independent bodies inside the university and facilitate collaborations between various stakeholders to create new knowledge, products, and processes.

At least 20 CICs are to be set up across the country.

Presidency University has its roots in the Hindu College - established in 1817 - the institution that cradled the 19th century Bengal Renaissance and was christened Presidency College in 1855.

It was last year upgraded as a university.

The college's alumni include Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Satyajit Ray, Marxist leader Jyoti Basu and scientist Satyendranath Bose.

India's first president Rajendra Prasad and former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee also studied in the college.

 

 


 

 

 

Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

i

i

More Headlines

Krishna calls for fast-tracking passport delivery

Win people's trust, Rahul exhorts youth Congress leaders

Callous capital? Passersby ignored pleas from injured, bleeding men

Its about corruption in Malegaon... Please ignore

Demonstrations, shutdown in Kerala for new dam

Jaspal Bhatti sets up factory for foundation stones!

Wanted: Good Samaritans to adopt Agra schools!

Assamese writer Indira Goswami dead

Pakistan rejects UAE appeal on air base ban to US

Long queues as Egyptians begin voting in first pos-Mubarak polls

Bangladesh speaker, MPs to pay income tax

Stomach that! 421 coins, bolts found in man's belly

15 people injured in Rajasthan communal clash

i

 

 

 

Top Stories

PM firm on FDI decision, says it is pro-people

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said the government's decision to allow foreign equity in retail was not taken in haste but after a careful thought to how it would benefit the common man in India.  

Consensus on retail FDI eludes all-party meet, parliament adjourned

Stop politicising FDI in retail, look for bigger benefits: CII

 

  Most Read

Its about corruption in Malegaon... Please ignore

This is the latest news from Malegaon. No, not about terrorist attacks and bomb blasts. Not even of communal riots. The headline which is hitting the local newspapers since last few days is this. The Anti Corruption  

Demonstrations, shutdown in Kerala for new dam

Demonstrations for demanding a nod from Tamil Nadu for a brand new dam to replace the leaking Mullaperiyar dam continued in Kerala as well as five districts observed a complete shutdown Tuesday. 

Kerala seeks new dam, protests erupt against Tamil Nadu

 

  News Pick

15 people injured in Rajasthan communal clash

At least 15 people were seriously injured in a communal clash in Rajasthan's Alwar district Monday, sparked off after some people issued an order to cut off the nose of a youth harassing a woman from their community, said 

AMU Executive Council presented 18 names for new Vice Chancellor

The Executive Council of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) held its much-awaited meeting today in New Delhi to discuss the profiles of the prospective candidates 

Long queues as Egyptians begin voting in first pos-Mubarak polls

Egyptians have started casting their ballots in the first parliamentary elections since former president Hosni Mubarak was toppled in a popular uprising earlier this year. Long queues were seen outside many 

 

Picture of the Day

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Emeritus Senior Minister, Mr. Goh Chok Tong, unveiled the bust and the Marker of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, at Asian Civilizations Museum, in Singapore on November 20, 2011.

(Photo: M. Asokan )

 

 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Religion

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Culture

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

     

Education

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.