Culture of Innovation can help transform ‘Make in India’ into ‘Create in India’

Innovation in India is yet to get the robust impetus that it deserves to emerge as a strong catalyst to spur not just the economy but also to be the country’s soft power asset that is steered by knowledge and information. India is the only country where President hosts an innovation exhibition every year. Innovation in India has been spurred by minds like former president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam but the moot question is this; is today’s India driven by the culture of innovation?

Firstly, something that India should look at doing is to ensure innovation becomes the buzzword by introducing it in the field of education. Educators must look at ways in which primary and higher secondary level schools can offer this as a subject and subsequently higher education in colleges and universities as a whole. Secondly, we must be open to hearing and understanding innovative ideas from any quarter. Lastly, the data analysis of how private players enable the Government to realize an increase in spending vis-a-vis research and development, if any, can spur innovation. This has hitherto been left unattended. As India approaches 75 years of Independence in 2022, the time is ripe to set forth some clear-cut goals and action items with respect to inculcating the culture of innovation in the Indian psyche. This will help India and Indians to stay relevant with the changing times.

At Krishna Engineering College, Ghaziabad, we are conducting Skill Development programs using newer technologies like 3D Printing, CNC Machine and Programming, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning so that students can get innovative ideas for transforming ‘Make in India’ to ‘Create in India’ by applying these newer technologies and mechanisms.

Ashutosh Kumar