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IMPRINT is the first of its kind MHRD supported Pan-IIT + IISc joint initiative to address the major science and engineering challenges that India must address and champion to enable, empower and embolden the nation for inclusive growth and self-reliance. This novel initiative with twofold mandate is aimed at:

(a) Developing new engineering education policy
(b) Creating a road map to pursue engineering challenges

IMPRINT provides the overarching vision that guides research into areas that are predominantly socially relevant.

News & Events

IMPRINT Call for Proposals: Sixty Approved Proposals Get Support

Sixty approved proposals submitted under IMPRINT Call for Proposals have got support from a Council, Department or Ministry of the Central Government.


To see the domain wise details of proposals which have got support please click here.


To see the domain wise details of the approved proposals please click here.





IMPRINT Messages

The link between progress and innovation is direct
- Former President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Science is universal but technology must be local
- Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi





IMPRINT National Launch


IMPRINT Call for Proposals


Preliminary project proposals were solicited in February 2016, from Indian citizens engaged in research and technology development in academic institutions, research organizations, government agencies, industry or any other competent group.
The proposals were invited for all the ten IMPRINT domains. 2612 proposals were received with participation from 199 institutes spread over the length and breadth of India.
The successful proposals will get funding support. This funding will be from government ministries who stand to benefit from the successful completion of the proposed project and in some cases from the industry partners. Of the 2612 proposals submitted, 259 proposals have been approved for financial support by the Apex Committee of IMPRINT in its meeting held on 28 September 2016.


IMPRINT MoU Signing Ceremony

The MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MoU) was signed in New Delhi on March 31, 2016 by the 25 Ministries/Departments of Government of India. read more...




The IMPRINT Approach

Competent leadership and team for each domain

A lead institution has been assigned to each domain and a select team chosen from all the participating institutions is working on each domain.

Call for proposals

To promote and support translation of innovative ideas and knowledge, into deployable technology within a definite time frame.

Consultation with industry & stakeholders

Existing centres of excellence worldwide are consulted as part of the groundwork for preparing the roadmap.

Policy recommendations

Policy recommendations, that factor in the current status, define where we want to get and detail how to get there, are finalized.

Maiden workshop

A workshop to launch the initiative was held at IIT Kanpur on 11 May 2015 (Technology Day).

Public discussion forum

Available data and expert knowledge form the basis to discuss, debate, deliberate and arrive at initial decisions.

Status definition and benchmarking

The current status for each domain is described and the benchmarks for where we want to reach are decided.

Challenges & roadmaps

The big challenges are identified and a roadmap to meet them prepared.