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NEWS IMPULSE – SCHEMES OF MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | 22 SEPTEMBER

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<p style=”margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><strong><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″>Source &ndash; PIB</span></span></span></span></strong></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><strong><span style=”font-size:15pt”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″>GS Paper &ndash; 3</span></span></span></span></strong></p>

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<p style=”margin-bottom:10px; text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:12pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><strong>Context</strong></span> &ndash; <span lang=”EN-GB” style=”color:#525252″>The Ministry of Science &amp; Technology has formulated following schemes to provide attractive avenues and opportunities to Indian researchers who are residing in foreign countries to work in Indian Institutes and Universities.</span></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”text-align:justify; margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:16px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:#525252″><span style=”line-height:normal”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”>&nbsp;<strong><span style=”font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;”>Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA)</span></strong>&nbsp;<strong><span style=”font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;”>Faculty Scheme</span></strong>: &nbsp;&nbsp; This Scheme is to bring overseas scientists and academicians including Non-resident Indians (NRI) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to India to work in public funded Institutions and Universities for a specific period of time. The scheme offers adjunct / visiting faculty assignments to overseas scientists including Indian researchers to undertake high quality collaborative research in cutting edge areas of science and technology with one or more Indian collaborators.</span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify; margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:16px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:#525252″><span style=”line-height:normal”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><strong><span style=”font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;”>Ramanujan Fellowship</span></strong>: This Fellowship provides attractive avenues and opportunities to Indian researchers of high calibre, who are residing abroad, to work in Indian Institutes/Universities in all areas of Science, Engineering and Medicine. It is directed to scientists and engineers below the age of 40 years, who want to return to India from abroad.</span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify; margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:16px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:#525252″><span style=”line-height:normal”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><strong><span style=”font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;”>Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship</span></strong>: The programme is to encourage scientists (Indian Nationals) working outside the country, who would like to return to the home country to pursue their research interests in Life Sciences, Modern Biology, Biotechnology, and other related areas.</span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify; margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:16px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:#525252″><span style=”line-height:normal”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><strong><span style=”font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;”>Biomedical Research Career Programme (BRCP)</span></strong>: This program provides opportunity to early, intermediate and senior level researchers to establish their research &amp; academic career in Basic biomedical or Clinical &amp; Public Health in India. These fellowships are open to all eligible researchers who wish to relocate or continue to work in India.</span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify; margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:16px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:#525252″><span style=”line-height:normal”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><strong><span style=”font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;”>Scientists/ Technologists of Indian Origin (STIO) in Indian research Laboratory</span></strong>: There is a provision to appoint Scientists/ Technologists of Indian Origin (STIO) on a contractual basis at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratories to nurture a research field in their area of expertise.</span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”text-align:justify; margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:16px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”color:#525252″><span style=”line-height:normal”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><strong><span style=”font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;”>Senior Research Associateship (SRA) (Scientist&#39;s Pool Scheme)</span></strong>: This scheme is primarily meant to provide temporary placement to highly qualified Indian scientists, engineers, technologists, and medical personnel returning from abroad, who are not holding any employment in India. The Senior Research Associateship is not a regular appointment, but is a temporary facility to enable the Associate to do research/teaching in India while looking for a regular position.</span></span></span></span></span></li>
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