09-APR-2016: The Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah met Shri Girish Shankar, Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, and Director, Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India. Dr. M. Saad Alam, Coordinator of the Centre of Advanced Research in Electrified Transportation (CARET), AMU accompanied the Vice Chancellor.
During the meeting, Lt. Gen. Shah highlighted the role and contribution of AMU towards the promotion of science and technology in the country. He said that CARET had a planned road map for becoming a partner to DHI in terms of technological advancement and resourcefulness.
The Vice Chancellor pointed out that automotive Industry-specific R&D activities at CARET are focused on Charging Infrastructure for Electric vehicles and System Integration Studies, to contribute to the FAME INDIA mission. CARET is aimed at producing entrepreneurs through indigenously developed pilot programmes and provides support to automotive Industry to achieve commercial viability. At national level, CARET is on a pathway to contribute through its activities to Make In India, Skill India and Start-up India campaigns.
Shri Girish Shankar appreciated AMU's role in promoting technological advancement and said that there were few academic institutions that had approached the Ministry and showed interest in working with it for future development.