A two-day national science workshop begins from Monday at University of Science & Technology Meghalaya (USTM) where more than 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed scientists from all over India are participating.
This Group Monitoring Workshop for Inspire Internship Science Coordinators is being organized by USTM for Department of Science and Technology.
The workshop is being held in the north-eastern region for the first time by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
In a bid to attract and encourage school students to develop scientific temperament under its nationally acclaimed flagship programme ‘INSPIRE Internship Science Camp’, the DST has been holding camps in institutions across India since 2008.
Mahbubul Hoque, chancellor of USTM, has expressed his gratefulness to Department of Science and Technology for choosing the north-eastern region for the first time to hold this national congregation and specially thanked for selecting USTM considering its performance and contribution in the field of science and technology.
The basic objective of ‘INSPIRE’ is to communicate to the youth population of the country the excitements of creative pursuit of science and attract talent to the study of science at an early stage and build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding the science and technology system and research and development base.
Launched in December 2008, the INSPIRE Scheme includes three programmes and five components.