Jharkhand government today signed an MoU with IIM, Ahmedabad for setting up an international standard ‘Jharkhand Innovation Lab’ with Chief Minister Raghubar Das saying this will give a new direction to the youth and entrepreneurs.
Jharkhand Information Technology Secretary Sunil Kumar Barnwal and IIM Ahmedabad’s Sailesh Gandhi inked the MoU, an official release said. The Chief Minister said this would generate job opportunities, local resources would be utilised and economic activity would increase.
There would be a work station in the lab, it would be WiFi and it would be functional in eight months, said Barnwal.
Gandhi said that the headquarter of the innovation lab will be in Ranchi and sub-centers will be opened in educational institutions. “This lab will be connected with foreign investors, bank, corporate houses, industry associations, funding institutions,” he said.
Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sanjay Kumar and other officers were present on this occasion.