"India Science Technology and Innovation portal" launched by Vigyan Prasar

Vigyan Prasar a wing of Union science ministry has launched "India Science Technology and Innovation portal" to keep a track on information about the organisations carrying out research.

India Science Technology and Innovation portal

The portal will be able to answer the queries about organisations carrying out research, those funding them, international collaborations, the scientists involved in the research, the states in which they are being carried out, their achievements and impact.

The India Science Technology and Innovation portal will help the students, researchers, scholars, scientists both from India and abroad in choosing fellowships, scholarships and funding.

The move will strengthen Startup India by providing opportunities to interested students, researchers, scholars and scientists for converting their research into a corporate idea.

The Science Ministry has proposes to spend 15 crore rupees over five years to cover costs of portal development and updates.

What is Vigyan Prasar (VP) ?

Vigyan Prasar (VP) is an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The organization is aimed at popularisation of Science in the country by fostering a well-informed citizenry.

Vigyan Prasar also helps in evolution of science related knowledge systems by providing formal teaching and learning systems across thrust areas and regions of the country.

The organization expects to help reach the unreached through concerted networking at the local level to achieve science popularization and strengthen national missions to increase science outreach.

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