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SERB Launches ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ Scheme & Portal to Provide Single Platform to Boost High-end Scientific Research

SERB launches Accelerate Vigyan schemeOn 1st July 2020, The ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ (AV) scheme for research internships, was launched by the Union Government’s Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).

Objective:- To encourage high-end  scientific research and prepare scientific manpower which leads to research careers and knowledge based economy.

Portal:-  www.acceleratevigyan.gov.in  was also launched while launching the scheme & we can get more information about the scheme “Accelerate Vigyan” in this portal.

Features:-

  • It identifies research potential, mentors and helps in training on national scale.
  • It will organise about 1000 High-end Workshops to provide opportunities to about 25000 doctoral & Post Graduate (PG) students in next 5 years
  • The SERB will launch an application to attain early success.
  • Accelerate Vigyan works on mission mode, particularly during consolidation or aggregation for scientific events.
  • The Inter-Ministerial Overseeing Committee (IMOC) involves scientific ministries and countries for supporting SERB in implementing AV successfully.
  • The AV seeks to garner social responsibility for the scientific community.
  • It has started to call applications for the process under ABHYAAS scheme for Winter .

ABHYAAS:-

The Abhyaas scheme is an initiative to boost research and development  across the country. The main components are:

i) KARYASHALA- High-end workshops, 

ii) VRITIKA- Research Internships.

SAMMOHAN

  • The new component under AV is SAMMOHAN which is 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.

Goals to Expands research:-

  • Consolidation/aggregation of scientific programs,
  • Initiate high end orientation workshops,
  • Create opportunities for research internships for those who don’t have access to resources. 

About SERB:
SERB works under “Department of Science & Technology”.
Headquarters: New Delhi, India
Secretary: Prof Sandeep Verma