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Govt plans to bring scientists back home

30 October 2011

CHANDIGARH:

 In an effort to tap potential and boost research, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has proposed a “start-up grant” for Indian scientists working abroad who are willing to return home to pursue scientific research in India.

“Indian scientists working abroad who take up a position in any publicly funded research institute here would be eligible for this grant,” DST Secretary, Dr T Ramasami, told The Tribune here today. “We are considering setting up about a thousand positions under this category, where for instance, a returning scientist could be sanctioned a grant of Rs 50 lakh for three years or so,” he added.

This is among several ventures being planned by the department to encourage senior Indian scientists to return and also to ensure that their requirements are met. Dr Ramasami, who was here to deliver the foundation day lecture at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), said globally people are now looking at India as it is doing reasonably well in the scientific sector and with things changing, it is the ideal time to come back…..

Read more: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2011/20111031/main4.htm

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November 1, 2011 at 11:20 am

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