New Delhi, July 10: Union Minister of State (Independent Office) Science and Technology, Minister of State (Independent Office) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, staff, public grievances, pensions, atomic energy and space, Dr Jitendra Singh on Saturday proposed that the Department of Science and Technology (DST) strive to create the first national university scientific and technological research center of India, leveraging the strength of research. of its various Autonomous Research & Development Institutions working in the field of science and technology.
Speaking to the scientists and managers of Technology Bhawan here, Dr Jitendra Singh said, “India has now reached 3rd in the world in terms of research publications and # 9 in the world for the quality of research publications. research in reputable and recognized SCI journals. said that India’s world ranking for quality research papers has increased from number 14 to number 9, our concerted effort should be to be among the world’s first number 5 for quality research papers when India celebrates the 75 years of its independence. “
The Minister referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on science and technology and said that it was with the Prime Minister’s intervention that in 2016 the patent law had become less regulatory and more incentive, which not only makes the job easier but also reduces the time needed to improve patents. Not only that, over the past 7 years there has been a gradual increase in the number of resident patents filed, several full-time equivalent researchers (FTEs) and several female scientists, ”he added.
The Minister stressed the need to focus on an increasing number of beneficiaries in human resource related programs such as MANAK, INSPIRE, doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships and other programs.
Further stressing the need to project the successes of DST when India celebrates its 75th anniversary of independence, i.e. Bharat Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Minister asked DST to present broad goals and plans for 2022. It turned out that during the 75th year of independence in 2022, DST will target the launch of 7,500 ITS-based start-ups, 750,000 students from 6 to 10 classes participating in MANAK Award programs. In addition, under the Vigyan Jyoti program, DST will target 75,000 female students benefiting from the program by 2022.
Dr Jitendra Singh called on all DST institutions and scientists to wholeheartedly participate in India’s 75th year of independence to celebrate what science and scientists have contributed to India all these years.
Earlier, the Minister was greeted by Secretary, Professor DST Ashutosh Sharma, as well as others including Professor Sandeep Verma, SERB Secretary, Vishvajit Sahai, AS&FA, Anju Bhalla, JS (Admin), Sunil Kumar, JS (SMP) and Dr Akhilesh Gupta, Chief, PCPM. In addition, the chief accountant, division heads of scientific divisions and officers of the administrative wings of the department attended the meeting.