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Accelerate Vigyan’

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    7th Jul, 2020
  • To provide a single platform for research internships, capacity building programs and workshops across the country, the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has launched a new scheme called 'Accelerate Vigyan' (AV).
  • The primary objective of this inter-ministerial scheme is to give more thrust on encouraging high-end scientific research and preparing scientific manpower, which can lead to research careers and knowledge-based economy.
  • The vision is to expand the research base, with three broad goals, namely-
    • consolidation/aggregation of all scientific programs
    • Initiating high-end orientation workshops creating opportunities for research internships for those who do not have access to such resources/facilities.
  • An Inter-Ministerial Overseeing Committee (IMOC) involving all the scientific ministries/departments and a few others have been constituted for the purpose of supporting SERB in implementing the AV scheme in a successful manner.
  • Major Components under the Scheme:
    • 'ABHYAAS' programme - to boost research and development in the country by enabling and grooming potential PG/PhD students by means of developing their research skills in selected areas across different disciplines or fields.
      • It has two components:
        • High-End Workshops ('KARYASHALA')
        • Research Internships ('VRITIKA')
    • SAMMOHAN – It has been sub-divided into 'SAYONJIKA' and 'SANGOSHTI'.
      • SAYONJIKA is an open-ended program to catalogue the capacity building activities in science and technology supported by all government funding agencies in the country.
      • SANGOSHTI is a pre-existing program of SERB.

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