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SERB set up Portal ‘SERB – PRISM’ to Get Inclusive Information on Projects

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Portal to provide all-inclusive information on SERB sanctioned projectsOn March 11, 2021, the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has set up a portal called ‘SERB – PRoject Information System & Management (SERB – PRISM)’ to retrieve real-time information about research support provided by them.

  • It was launched by Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Chairman, SERB, & Secretary, DST

About SERB – PRISM Portal:

Purpose: It will provide a whole range of information regarding all projects sanctioned by SERB from 2011 onwards.

Information categorized under the portal – status of research, project output details (publication & patents), funding details, research trends & summary, learn about cutting-edge science, locate critical equipment in their vicinity.

Search operation of the Portal:

It works as a comprehensive tool to search year-wise listing and project equipment that have been sanctioned by the board using names of Principal Investigators (PIs), state, institutions, topics, and other keywords.

Suggestion given:

Prof. Sandeep Verma, Secretary, SERB, suggested linking the portal with important sectors such as water, energy, and climate as well as with Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR).

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About Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB):

The Government of India established SERB through the Science and Engineering Research Board Act, 2008.

Objectives of SERB:

  • Promoting basic research in Science and Engineering and
  • provide financial assistance to persons engaged in such research, academic institutions, research and development laboratories, industrial concerns and other agencies

Headquarters – New Delhi
Chairman -Prof Ashutosh Sharma
Secretary – Prof Sandeep Verma