DST should set up India’s first National Science and Technology Research University: Jitendra Singh

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) should make efforts to set up the first-of-its-kind National Science and Technology Research University by leveraging the analysis power of its autonomous establishments, Union Minister Jitendra Singh stated on Saturday.

Addressing scientists and officers on the Technology Bhawan, Singh stated the nation in the present day is third in international rankings when it comes to analysis publications It is globally quantity 9 within the high quality of analysis publications on the earth’s reputed and recognised science journals, the science and know-how minister stated.

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Even although, he stated, India’s international rating within the high quality of analysis papers has improved from 14 to 9, concerted efforts should be made to carry the nation among the many prime 5 by the point it celebrates 75 years of its independence.

“The Department of Science and Technology should make efforts to set up first-of-its-kind National Science and Technology Research University by leveraging the research strength of its different autonomous research and development institutions working in the field of science and technology,” the minister stated.

Singh additionally referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s particular deal with science and know-how. He stated it was with the prime minister’s private intervention that in 2016, the patent legislation was made much less regulatory and extra incentive-oriented, which led to ease of working and decreased time taken for bettering patents.

Not solely this, over the past seven years there was a rise within the variety of resident patents filed, a number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) researchers and the variety of ladies scientists, he added.

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The minister emphasised the necessity for specializing in rising numbers of beneficiaries in human resource-related schemes like MANAK, INSPIRE, doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships. Stressing on the necessity for projecting DST’s success tales when India celebrates its seventy fifth 12 months of Independence, he requested the DST to return ahead with some massive targets and plans for 2022. It has turned out that within the seventy fifth 12 months of Independence in 2022, the DST will goal the launch of seven,500 STI based mostly start-ups, a DST assertion stated.

In addition, beneath the Vigyan Jyoti scheme, the DST will goal 75,000 lady college students getting advantages of the scheme by 2022, the assertion added.

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