Ramesh Pokhriyal
Ramesh Pokhriyal
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New Delhi: In order to boost research in academic institutions across the country, the HRD Ministry is creating a dedicated 'Research and Innovation Division', Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Thursday.

The division will be headed by a director who will be coordinating research work of various institutions coming under the HRD Ministry.

"To boost research a dedicated Division is being created in the ministry with the name of 'Research and Innovation Division'. This division will be headed by a director who will be coordinating research work of various institutions coming under MHRD," the Union HRD minister said.

The announcement comes on a day when the ministry has decided to spread the ambit of PM's Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme by reducing the GATE score requirement and adding lateral entry option.

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