I am delighted to know that the Accelerate Vigyan online portal is being launched by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) to facilitate the young researchers from universities across the nation to leverage the expertise and research facilities of our premier science institutions.
A vibrant science and research sector is predicated on the spirit of collaboration among the institutions and scientific community. We have a network of world class research institutions in our country and our young researchers are exploring new contours of the discipline using those facilities. However, there used to be disconnect between these institutions and aspiring scholars in the Tier-II and Tier-III Universities. We are endeavouring to ensure that the promising students from all across the country will benefit from the advanced facilities and expertise available with our premier institutions.
I appreciate the efforts of SERB in conceptualizing the platform of Accelerate Vigyan online portal to strengthen the spirit of synergy and collaboration in our research institutions. I hope that the workshops and the Training and Skill Internship envisaged under this program will offer great opportunity for the research and student community across the nation to upgrade their skills and expertise in their domain.
I wish all success for the unique and pioneering initiative of Accelerate Vigyan.
Message by Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Hon'ble Union Minister for Science & Technology & Earth Sciences
Considering the large cohort of young population in the country, in comparison to an extremely small base engaged in Research & Development, ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ aims to widen the net and reach masses by providing research career support to students through the dedicated capacity building in selected areas / disciplines / fields by the eminent faculties. The program also seeks to garner the social responsibility of the scientific community towards youth in the country for furthering the cause of science.