Lecture in EEC Series

Environment and Earth Care Lecture Series

Dr. Akhilesh Gupta, Adviser, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India delivered lecture on "Science, Technology & Innovation and Sustainable Development in India"

27th July, 2017 (Thursday), India International Centre Annexe, New Delhi

Wokshop on Awareness on Sustainable Development Goals

The Climate Change Research Institute (CCRI) organized the ‘Environment and Earth Care Lecture’ at India International Centre on 27 July 2017. Dr. Akhilesh Gupta, Adviser, Department of Science & Technology Government of India delivered the Guest lecture on ‘Science, Technology & Innovation and Sustainable Development in India’. He said Science and technology have contributed significantly to the evolution of human society. Their impact has been growing as society becomes more and more advanced and matured with time. Science has opened new vistas of knowledge, transforming human interaction and social structures. Science and technology also offer enormous economic opportunities, which fuel economic growth. The Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of India -2013 aims to achieve 2% of GDP investment into R&D through several steps that include; quadrupling the Full Time Equivalent (FTEs) in R&D profession; right sizing of Gross Expenditure on R&D (GERD) per FTE; stimulating investments of private sector into R&D and into sizing of FTE base and technology-led creation of jobs, inputs to high technology-led export and technology and innovation-led wealth creation. It is expected that science, technology and innovation would greatly contribute to sustainable development issues in the time to come, to help India achieving SDG goals by 2030.

Dr. (Mrs.) Malti Goel, Chief Executive, Climate Change Research Institute (CCRI) gave the welcome remarks. Chairman’s address was delivered by the Chief Guest Prof. D.P. Agrawal, Ex-Chairman, UPSC. The students and teachers from the Academic and Management Institutes in Delhi and around; namely EMPI Business School; Amity Institute of Nano-Technology Noida; Jagannath Institute of Management Sciences, Kalkaji; and Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad participated.