Monday, 22 April 2024

Approaches and Strategies for India's scientific cooperation

Dr S K Varshney, Adviser & Head - International Cooperation, DST, GoI, gave a special lecture on January 19, 2022. The title of the presentation was “Approaches and Strategies for India's scientific cooperation.”  This lecture was one of the series of events at the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's Independence – Aazadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava. The program began with a brief introduction to the speaker by Dr S.Angappane.

The lecture mainly focused on different strategies for International cooperation for students, Faculty, organization, and the Government, including long-term and short-term collaboration. The aim and objectives of such programs are collaboration, participation in mega Science projects, creation of world-class facilities, centre for excellence, and promoting the geospatial relationship—cooperation at the bilateral level, Regional & multilateral level, and on international platforms. The aim is to promote India's International cooperation in frontier and emerging areas of science through seminars, exhibitions, symposiums, fellowships, Student internships, supporting joint R & D projects, participating in mega-science projects, and facilitating and promoting R & D clusters multi-institutional R & D projects, etc. He also focused on funding models and models adopted for Industrial R & D Programs. Outgoing Fellowships are available for Indian researchers such as Raman- Charpak fellowship, DST-JSPS fellowship and India-UK Internship, etc.. and other overseas opportunities like BRICS young Scientists conclave, Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting, etc. The session ended with interactive questions and answers.