"The Universities of 2050 would function differently from the way they work currently," he said during the closing day of the 25th India Economic Summit organised by World Economic Forum and the CII.
"Government can not drive innovation, as innovations happen at the edge and not at the core while governments operate on the core", he said.
Technology should be leveraged more efficiently to create inclusive growth, Pitroda said.
He further said that information technology should be used to increase productivity and reduce leakages in the government system.
Currently, the world"s brains are engaged in solving the problems of the rich. Problems of the poor are more complex, and require innovative solutions, he added.