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. Also Read - Schools Likely to Reopen in July For Senior Classes With 30% Attendance

The division will be headed by a director who will be coordinating research work of various institutions coming under the HRD Ministry. Also Read - CBSE to Conduct Exams at All 15,000 Centres Across India: HRD Minister



“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. Also Read - JEE, NEET 2020: HRD Minister Nishank to Announce Fresh Dates on Tuesday

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.