ISRO’s Success an Inspiration to Young Scientists: SERB Members

The SERB group, consisting of top scientists from different research centres, appreciated the success story of Mangalyan project.

Published: 26th September 2014 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2014 08:23 AM   |  A+A-


VISAKHAPATNAM: The elite group of top Indian scientists, particularly in the field of life sciences, appreciated the success story of ISRO-MANGALYAN project during the inaugural of the Department of Science and Technology’s Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) annual meeting at GITAM University Thursday.

The SERB group, consisting of top scientists from different research centres like All India Institute of Medical Sciences, CCMB, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, IIT-Kanpur, Department of Medical Endocrinology, School of Life Sciences-Hyderabad, Guru Nanak Dev University, Department of Crop Physiology, University of Jammu, University of Calicut, Bose Institute, Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Department of Molecular Reproduction-IISc, met here to discuss research projects submitted by young scientists in life sciences.

Inaugurating the meeting, chairman Jitendra P Khurana said that the ISRO scientists made a remarkable step in the field of space technology and proved to be a great inspiration for others. The DST-SERB was committed to supporting basic research, and encouraging young scientists in the country, he added.

GITAM president MVVS Murthy observed that offering science courses in universities was a big challenge because the programs need sophisticated equipment and chemicals. Financial support from the DST and other agencies to varsities would encourage the concerned departments and young scholars to enter the field, he pointed out.

GITAM vice-chancellor G Subrahmanayam said that the varsity is actively engaged in 157 research projects and that 18 faculty members received young scientist fast track projects. The Centre sanctioned a major project to the varsity to monitor water quality in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, he informed.

What is SERB?

The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) is a statutory body established through an Act of Parliament. Supporting basic research in emerging areas of Science and Engineering are the primary and distinctive mandates of the Board. The Board structure, with both financial and administrative powers vested in it, would enable quicker decisions on research issues, thereby greatly improving responsiveness to the genuine needs of research scientists.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp