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Dr. Neeraj Saxena has been with TIFAC since April 2000 and is presently a member of the team working on Technology Vision 2035 and 12 sectoral technology roadmaps for the country. He is focusing on the Education sector under this nationwide visioning exercise. He has been on the editorial board of TIFAC Newsletter for several years and currently is In-charge of TIFAC’s Resource Cell.

As a part of the team implementing projects emerging out of Technology Vision 2020 (released by TIFAC in 1996), till mid-2010  Dr. Saxena piloted the activities of Mission REACH (Relevance & Excellence in ACHieving new heights in educational institutions), a major initiative to reorient the higher science & technical education and make it ‘relevant’ to industries. He was instrumental in establishment of 35 TIFAC-Centres Of Relev   ance & Excellence (COREs) ever since this Mission got underway on October 4, 2000. The COREs strive for academic, research and technical excellence in an area that interests the user industries or organizations.  

 


Dr. Saxena was selected by the Department of Science & Technology (GOI) to undergo Executive Education Program on “Science, Technology & Innovation Policy” at the JF Kennedy School of Government at the Harvard University in 2006. He was trained in ‘Project Management for World Bank funded projects’ at the International Training Center of the ILO, in Turin (Italy) in 2008. He was part of the team that worked on Detailed Project Report for National Innovation Program (NIP) for India in 2008 and also Member-Secretary of the Working Group for “S&T in SMEs” for the 12th Five Year Plan (2007-2012) of the Govt. of India.

Prior to his association with TIFAC, Dr. Saxena was a CSIR research fellow and post-doctoral fellow in the National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. He specialized in the area of "Acoustic Remote Sensing & its application to Air Pollution". He was involved in establishing country's first indigenous Doppler Sodar capable of remotely profiling wind and turbulence in the lower atmosphere.