The Technology and Information Forecasting Assessment Council (TIFAC) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India is organizing Technology Vision 2035 for our country. This is the second such exercise of TIFAC and is a follow-up to the exercise carried out in the early nineties under Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Technology Vision 2020). The present program comprises of 12 different themes such as Agriculture, Health Care, Manufacturing, ICT, Energy Technologies, etc. Under each branch there are expert committees working on a report to aid the government in policy-making for those areas.
TIFAC and the Energy Technology Advisory Committee thought of a parallel youth initiative for the Energy Technology Vision 2035 since young Indians presently in the age-groups of 18-30 will be leaders and decision-makers in 2035. Therefore, TIFAC, Govt. of India is providing us the opportunity to contribute our share in defining the Energy future of India. This is the first time that a student-run initiative at this scale has been proposed.
Here are the Goals of this one-of-a-kind initiative:
- Identifying the trends in energy needs of our people by 2035
- Identifying the appropriate mix of technologies to fulfill those needs
- Identifying the investments in energy R&D, energy related infrastructure and energy education/ training
The Objectives of the student project:
- Aid in the fulfillment of the above objectives
- Reaching out to the students all over the world
- Creating awareness and capturing ideas
- Starting the thinking process of the future decision-makers
- Research Collaborations that should go on forever
- National Integration
The student community,as a whole, is expected to prepare a comprehensive report that is inclusive of inputs from young and inspired Indians from all over the nation/world by October 2012. The student report will be available on the web to be used by the government, and will also be included in the main report by the expert committee.
A team of 15 students from IIT Bombay has created a basic framework to take this project to the next level.
Now, to carry it forward to the whole world, we would like the enthusiasm and support of a lot more students and youth experts to join us and make it successful.
We are looking for volunteers from colleges and universities across India to join the team and take the beacon in their hands and carry it forward.
People from all areas and disciplines are welcome to express their views and visions for the Energy future of India.
The website of the initiative is at: http://www.etvision2035.in
You are also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ETVision2035
Energy Technologies Vision 2035
You can post your vision at www.etvision2035.in website.
You can also send us your views/ articles for upcoming energy technologies/ vision for a better energy future for India at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can join the group of your choice at http://etvision2035.in/?page_id=1017 and then register at that group’s homepage to actively participate and learn from other like-minded people.
For further involvement, you can join the team as a Group Committee member. You will be responsible for writing the final report of that particular group along with other committee members. For more information regarding the responsibilities and duties of a group committee member, please read the standard guidelines. You can go to the Join Us!! page and fill the nomination form. You have to explain briefly about your interest field and the amount of time you are willing to give to the initiative. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Or you can join the publicity team as an Ambassador of Energy Technologies Vision 2035 in your college. An ambassador will be responsible for expanding the initiative in his/her college. You will coordinate with the publicity team and help the initiative expand in all possible ways. You can go to the Join Us!! page and fill the nomination form. For more details read the guidelines.