The BJP government launched “Uchchtar Avishkaar Yojana” in 2016 to promote industry-academia relationships. The project is currently been piloted in IITs. 92 projects have been approved till Jan 2017. A Council for Industry & Higher Education Collaboration (CIHEC) was also constituted with representatives from both academia and industry.
The Start-Up Policy formulated by the All India Council for Technical Education promotes student driven start ups by various measure including industry-academia interaction.