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Kashmir: INSPIRE, Science camp to be held at NIT

Is’haq Bhat

Agence India Press


Srinagar: National Institute of Technology, Srinagar is organizing a science camp for the 300 meritorious students of the valley around 30 from each district (to cover whole valley of Kashmir) from 17th March, 2012 to 21st March, 2012 under INSPIRE scheme of Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, official spokesperson said.


“Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)” is an innovative programme sponsored and managed by the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi for attraction of talent to Science,” the official informed Agence India Press.


Giving the details about the programme the official said that the basic objective of INSPIRE was to communicate to the youth of the country the excitements of creative pursuit of science, attract talent to the study of science at an early age and thus build the required critical human resource pool for strengthening and expanding the Science & Technology system and Research & Development base.

The INSPIRE Scheme has been launched by Prime Minister of India in 2008 and has included three components.


They are Scheme for Early Attraction of Talents for Science (SEATS), Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) and Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC).


“The aim of the scheme is to inspire the students to opt for science in their higher education. Science is changing at a dazzling speed and every day new discoveries are being made,” the official added.


The programme organisers maintained that a revolution was occurring in science and technology, based on the recently developed ability to measure, manipulate and organize matter on the nanometer scale.


New paradigms are shrinking our world. Innovations at the intersection of medicine, biotechnology, engineering, physical sciences and information technology are spurring new directions in R&D, commercialization and technology transfer.


Students joining us in this event of interdisciplinary science camp could finds ways how to harvest solutions for the major crises facing the modern world in terms of energy, water shortages, hunger, an ailing environment, inefficient education and poverty. World renowned scientists are joining us to interact with the selected students of the valley on various science streams. (AIP News)


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