396 awarded Ramalingaswami Fellowship in first decade;188 get permanent faculty positions

396 awarded Ramalingaswami Fellowship in first decade;188 get permanent faculty positions
Abhay Anand | Feb 16, 2018 - 2:45 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, FEB 16: 396 people have been awarded Fellowship under the Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship programme in past one decade since its inception. During the last ten years, 1492 applications were received, 396 were offered fellowship and 280 have already taken up positions in Indian Laboratories.

As per the Ministry of Science & Technology, so far, 188 fellows have already been able to seek permanent faculty positions in various host institutes in India.

The Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship was conceived in the year 2006-07 with the idea of encouraging scientists (Indian Nationals) working outside the country and would like to return to the home country to pursue their research interests in Modern Biology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences and other related areas.

The principal aim of the scheme is to improve the country’s human resource capacity in life sciences, modern biology and biotechnology research – both in terms of development, translation and diffusion by means of attracting young scientists settled abroad.

The fellowship over the years has picked up the momentum and resulted in creating a brand value in itself. Fellows have performed extremely well and they have been able to publish their research work in peer reviewed National and International scientific journals. Over the past decade, the program has been able to transform the scientific scenario of the country through innovative technologies and outstanding research with special emphasis on issues of national relevance.

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