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Science scholarships get Rs 240 crore in the Union Budget 2010

Following is a report by PTI:

New Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI) Government’s initiative to award scholarships to those opting for science studies today got a Rs 240 crore allocation in the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

The first 39,000 INSPIRE scholarships were awarded earlier this month by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

They are aimed at attracting students towards basic science and research.

The budgetary allocation for Department of Science and Technology was hiked to Rs 2,025 crores from Rs 1,672 crores from the previous. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research saw its plan allocation go up from Rs 1,279 crores to Rs 1,600 crores.

Allocation for the Department of Biotechnology has been hiked from Rs 902 crore to Rs 1,200 crores.

The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ plan allocation has been pegged at Rs 1,000 crores from Rs 793 crore the previous fiscal.

February 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm 1 comment

Job advertisements in Current Science news magazine

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January 16, 2010 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

Link to India education news, daily educational news and updates

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January 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm Leave a comment

India meteorological department (IMD) plans scholarships to attract young talent

Following is a report by IANS and taken from http://www.indiaedunews.net:

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) will offer scholarships to hundreds of science postgraduates to attract them towards meteorology and staff a department that is facing nearly 33 percent human resource shortage.

“We are ready to give stipend for the entire last year of the M.Sc students. The aim is to attract them to this branch of science,” Earth Sciences Minister Prithviraj Chavan said at the 135th foundation day of IMD here on Friday.

“We will also send them for a year or two for foreign training and I am not bothered if some one stays back too. What we need is young talents for this branch of knowledge – meteorology, seismology etc,” he added.

Chavan also asked the IMD authorities to develop a model through which they can get bright minds.

“The government is ready to hire and fill up the huge vacancies but the problem is where to get the talent. Bright minds are going to IT, banking and financial services and here we have to develop a model to attract them towards us,” the minister said.

IMD Director General Ajit Tyagi said that his department is facing a huge manpower shortage. “We are working with just two thirds of our required manpower,” he said.

When asked, IMD officials said that they will soon devise the scholarship plan as they need human resources badly.

The day is being celebrated to commemorate H.F. Blanford taking over as Imperial Meteorological Reporter on January 15, 1875, at Kolkata, the headquarters of what was later renamed the India Meteorological Department. It later shifted from Kolkata to Shimla, then to Poona (now Pune) and finally to New Delhi.

The IMD is the principal government agency in all matters relating to meteorology, seismology and allied subjects.

India has some of the oldest meteorological observatories of the world – those at Kolkata date from 1785 and at Chennai from 1796.

From a modest beginning in 1875, IMD has progressively expanded its infrastructure for meteorological observations, communications, forecasting and weather services, and has achieved a parallel scientific growth.

The minister also inaugurated the installation of a super-computing device at the IMD headquarters here, which will improve the accuracy of short and medium term weather forecasting.

January 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

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