Ancient Indians did a stellar job in innovation and discovery; from algebra and decimals to surgery and Fibonacci numbers. However, no Indian citizen has won a Nobel in any tech discipline since independence. The only resident Indian to have won Nobel was CV Raman who won the prize in 1930, in British India.
The sad reality of research and innovation in India is that we are a laggard in all parameters of innovation. We invest little in research activities; we have among the least science graduates per thousand graduates; our faculties don’t publish enough papers; our score in patent filing and approvals are very poor; and we don’t have world class universities.
AIM-IT has embarked on an exciting journey to change this scenario by pushing innovation and R&D activities among 100,000 engineering and IT students to ensure that India regains its lost value as the world’s Innovation hub. AIM-IT has a vision to create an enabling environment for innovation so that every 1 out of 100 students will file a technology or engineering solution patent.