Govt. proposes to set up National Research Foundation (NRF)

On 26th July, 2021, Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education announced that the government of India is planning to set up a National Research Foundation (NRF) with the primary aim to strengthen the country’s research ecosystem.

Budget for setting up of the National Research Foundation (NRF)

A budget of Rs 50,000 crore has been announced as total proposed outlay for the NRF over a 5 year period.

About National Research Foundation (NRF)

The National Research Foundation (NRF) will be functioning as a structure that will connect the industry, academia and the R&D of the country. One of the primary aims of setting up the NRF is the facilitation and growth of research capabilities and outcomes in those institutions (colleges, universities, etc) where research capacity is currently developing. The National Research Foundation (NRF) will also support and fund multi-institutional, large scale, multi-investigator, high impact, multi-nation or interdisciplinary projects which will be dine in association or collaboration with the relevant departments or ministries as well as governmental and non-governmental industries of the country.

About Ministry of Education

Formerly known as the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, and this ministry is responsible for the countrywide implementation of the National Education Policy. Dharmendra Pradhan is the present Union Minister of this department.

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