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‘Accelerate Vigyan’ to Strengthen Scientific Research

To provide a single platform for research internships, capacity building programs and workshops across the country, the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has launched a new scheme called ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ (AV).

More about the Scheme

  • The objective of this scheme is to give more thrust on encouraging high-end scientific research and preparing scientific manpower.
  • The aim is to expand the research base in the country, with three broad goals.
    • Consolidation / aggregation of all scientific training programs.
    • Initiating High end Orientation Workshops
    • Creating opportunities for Research Internships.
  • Scheme primarily focuses on young potential researchers with an aim to give an opportunity to them to spend quality time in the pre-identified premier institution, labs / organizations and empower them through best practices and environment.

Programmes under the Scheme


  • It aims to boost research and development in the country by enabling potential PG/PhD students by means of developing their research skills in selected areas across different disciplines.
  • It has two components: High-End Workshops (KARYASHALA) and Research Internships (VRITIKA).
  • This is especially important for those researchers who have limited opportunities to access such learning capacities / facilities / infrastructure.


  • It aims to encourage, aggregate and consolidate all scientific interactions in the country under one common roof.
  • It has been sub-divided into SAYONJIKA and SANGOSHTI.
    • SAYONJIKA (chronicle) is an open-ended program to catalogue the capacity building activities in science and technology supported by all government funding agencies in the country.
    • SANGOSHTI (Seminar or Symposia) is designed to facilitate the scientific community to establish an interaction with other individuals and research groups to enhance knowledge exchange.


  • SERB will centrally coordinate with the other ministries/departments/organizations for achieving the three goals of AV.
  • An Inter-Ministerial Overseeing Committee (IMOC) is constituted to help and support SERB in implementing the scheme.

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

  • SERB was established under the Science and Engineering Research Board Act, 2008.
  • It is a statutory body with requisite financial and administrative autonomy for performing its mandated functions.
  • It was set up for promoting basic research in science and engineering and to provide financial assistance to scientists, academic institutions, R&D laboratories, industrial concerns and other agencies for such research.
  • Chaired by Secretary, Department Of Science And Technology (DST)

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