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CSIR lab to organise nationwide summer research training programme

The programme’s objective is to ameliorate the stagnancy created in the national academic scenario due to the COVID-19 pandemic 

 
By Bijit Kumar Choudhury
Last Updated: Thursday 04 June 2020

The North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST) in Jorhat will organise and coordinate a country-wide CSIR-Summer Research Training Programme (CSIR-SRTP-2020) with the objective of ameliorating the stagnancy created in the national academic scenario due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. 

CSIR-SRTP-2020 is going to be discharged through the faculties and mentors from 38 CSIR laboratories spread across the length and breadth of the country.

As a prelude to this online programme, a website has been launched where aspiring students can log on to avail the online application form and the detailed brochure of the programme. The registration process starts from May 28, 2020 and closes on June 5, 2020.

The online programme has been designed for students pursuing programmes such as BSc, MSc, BTech/BE, MCA, MTech and M Pharma and with excellent academic record throughout. The programme is also open to faculties from various colleges affiliated to UGC / AICTE / State / Central / Private universities.

The selection process will be purely based on the merit of project proposals submitted by the candidates. An applicant will be given the opportunity to select three CSIR labs / institutes with preference and certificates will be provided to all the candidates upon successful completion of the online programme.

About 400 eminent scientists from CSIR laboratories will be deliver online lectures on various subjects such as chemistry, physics, mathematics, geoscience, pharmacy, data sciences, artificial intelligence and medicine. Financial grants will also be provided to 400-odd students participating in the programme.

This endeavour will also ward off the lull in the academic ambience of the country by reinvigorating and revitalising the student fraternity with an extra dose of knowledge and motivation, director of CSIR-NEIST G Narahari Sastry, said. (India Science Wire)

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