Joint Consultative Committee was constituted with DST to identify topics for aligning of activities and programmes of INAE with thrust areas of national engineering interest. INAE was requested to identify current status of Clean Coal Technologies in India, gaps and thrust areas of research for funding of proposals by DST. INAE had thereafter organized Round Table Meetings held on “Clean Coal Technologies” and invited all relevant experts. A consolidated report was then prepared and research areas identified. The areas identified for research were submitted to DST for which the research proposals were invited and funded by DST.
On similar lines, INAE was also requested by DST recently to undertake a study on “Disposal of Chemical laboratory waste from Educational Institutions and R&D Labs”. A Workshop on “Laboratory Safe Practices and Waste Disposal in Academic and R&D Institutes” held at Pune and the recommendations being finalized for submission to DST.