India signs Biotechnology Fellowship pact with Cambridge University

pactTo promote early career fellowship in the field of biotechnology, India has inked a deal with Cambridge Univeristy. The programmes are jointly funded by the Indian government’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the university.

The fellowship was declared by Y S Chowdary, Minister of State for Science and Technology, during a recent visit to the varsity. The delegation of eminent scientists accompanied the minister to attend the bilateral meetings and worldwide conference on metallurgy recently.

The minister signed the letter of intent with the Universiry Vice Chancellor Leszek Borysiewicz. The University will support the DBT’s plan for the development of India’s research ecosystem through closer links between universities and industry.

The objective of the program is to develop five-year fellowship for early career researchers from the University of Cambridge. Academics participating in the team will be jointly appointed by DBT and Cambridge. As per the report, the researchers will spend two years in Cambridge and last three years in a partner institute in India carrying out transitional research with a focus on commercialisation and entrepreneurship.