On 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.
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