The minister was addressing the faculty and the students of the
We need to pick up students from here to premier institutions of the country and abroad for training then so that they come back and provide leadership in the field of science and technology, said Mr Ashwani adding that frontiers of knowledge can only be explored when we encourage our students to take up science as a career. Saying that today we need a cutting edge research in front areas of science and technology , translate research into innovation which will finally benefit aam aadmi(common man)
Briefing media persons about the initiatives taken by the Centre, he said his department will encourage university groups interested in specific research programmes to apply ‘Respond’ scheme. He said this will enable scientific groups working in the universities of
The Minister said that centre for excellence in atmospheric sciences would be established in
He said opportunities will be provided to students interested in the research areas of Astronomy and atmospheric science and planetary science to seek short term positions in the department of space.
Mr Ashwani said that initiatives will be taken to make
He said training in key science and technology institutions in which every year 30 to 50 scientists from J and K will be trained for science and skills development for a period ranging from two months to two years, adding the support will be in the form of fellowships, institutional charges and expenses for stay in university and research support.
The union Minister said five institutions will be identified for imparting training to college teachers to enhance their skills in bio technology. The department will be happy to provide special orientation and training programmes to the interested post graduate students of the universities in
The minister said international fellowship wherein DBT will provide up to 10 international fellowships to scientists from J and K for oversees training in specialized areas annually will also be facilitated. He said a special provision for selecting students of universities in J and K to work at the facility set up at Leh for astronomical observations will also be made.
Earlier, the Minister interacted with faculty members and the students of the varsity and discussed technological issues and the measures taken to vocationalize the education in the State. He expressed concern over the declining trend in research activities and suggested the students to adopt research in science and technology as a mission as well as career for better future.
Earlier Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University Dr Riyaz Punjabi,in his welcome address talked about the beneifits of science for students and made the guests aware about the various programmes launched by KU under the umbrella of science and society. Vice chancellor also thanked the union minister for choosing KU as a venue for his imaginative lecture which he said bewnefited our students and scholars a great deal.
The Member (Science) Planning Commission, Government of India Dr K Kasturirangan, , Information and Science and Technology, Mr M K Dwedi, DAcadamic affairs prof AR Yousuf , Registrar Prof S Fayaz Ahmad other faculty members of the varsity, science students and scholars were present on the occasion. Prof Mohammad Afzal Zargar , Head clinical bio chemistry conducted the proceedings of the event.