Post 01 February 2017
Science is global. Several studies indicate elevation of quality of research through various international collaborations.
Scientic challenges the country faces are highly complex and often require multidisciplinary expertise, and these can be effectively addressed through international partnerships. It is vital to utilize the specialized knowledge and technical skills of overseas scientists including NRI/PIO/OCI in our national endeavor. Keeping this objective in mind, the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology, has taken an initiative in formulating a scheme- ‘VAJRA’ (Visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty.
VAJRA Faculty Scheme has been conceptualized to bring an international dimension to the R&D ecosystem of India by leveraging expertise of overseas scientists to the Indian research framework. Further, the scheme is also aimed to create a exible avenue for overseas Indian scientic diaspora to positively contribute to the growth of R&D in the country. Overall, the scheme envisages to promote a globally competitive environment for catalyzing cutting edge research for accelerated development of scientic and technological progress and overall economic prosperity of the nation.
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