Government of India

Science and Engineering Research Board

SERB is an independent statutory body under the Government of India's Department of Science and Technology which supports research in frontier areas of Science and Engineering. A regular faculty / researcher in an academic / research institution can seek research support to carry out his/her research. This body sponsors the S.N. Bose program. High priority areas are supported in through the “Intensification of Research in High Priority Area “(IRHPA) Program. The Board offers JC Bose National Fellowship to scientists and engineers for their outstanding performance and grand RAMANUJAN Fellowship for brilliant scientists and engineers from all over the world to take up scientific research positions in India, especially those scientists who want to return to India from abroad.

Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology

The Department of Biotechnology is another scientific body under the Government of India, and it sponsors the Khorana program. DBT has the following mandates: - Promote large scale use of Biotechnology - Support R&D and manufacturing in Biology - Responsibility for Autonomous Institutions - Promote University and Industry Interaction - Identify and Set up Centres of Excellence for R&D - Integrated Programme for Human Resource Development - Serve as Nodal Point for specific International Collaborations - Establishment of Infrastructure Facilities to support R&D and production - Evolve Bio Safety Guidelines, manufacture and application of cell based vaccines - Serve as nodal point for the collection and dissemination of information relating to biotechnology.

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