Knowledge has been recognized as the key driving force in the 21st century and India's ability to emerge as a globally competitive player will substantially depend on its knowledge resources. To foster generational change, a systemic transformation is required that seeks to address the concerns of the entire knowledge spectrum. The National Knowledge Commission (NKC) was constituted in June 2005 by the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Sam Pitroda, to prepare a blueprint of reform of India's knowledge related institutions and infrastructure. In three years, NKC has submitted recommendations on 27 focus areas listed below: Right to Education; Language; Translation; Libraries; Knowledge Network; Health Information Network; Portals; School Education; Vocational Education; Higher Education; Medical Education; Legal Education; Management Education; Engineering Education; Open and Distance Education; Open Educational Resources; More Talented Students in Maths and Science; More Quality Ph.Ds; National Science and Social Science Foundation; Legal Framework for Public Funded Research; Intellectual Property Rights; Innovation in India; Entrepreneurship in India; Traditional Health Systems; Agriculture; Enhancing Quality of Life; and, E-governance.
Government of India National Knowledge Commission was constituted in June 2005 as a high level advisory body to the Prime Minister of India. The vision for NKC is to promote excellence in the fields of education, research, and capability building.