NOSR, APSKN to promote research
NOSR, APSKN to Promote Research, Minister Ponnala Laxmaiah, NOSR. Minister for Information Technology and Electronics and Communications Ponnala...
- MoU signed between NOSR and APSKN
- Funding for the projects to be equally shared between NOSR and APSKN
Minister for Information Technology and Electronics and Communications Ponnala Laxmaiah said that the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOSR) has agreed to collaborate on a joint research between the educational institutes in the state and the institutes in the Netherlands.
Addressing media persons on Wednesday, Laxmaiah said that the government has stepped to support research in the field of technology first time ever. He said that the “AP Society for Knowledge Networks (APSKN)”, a society of the Information Technology department and state government has signed a MoU with the NOSR.
Referring to the research status in the India, he observed that none of the Indian universities taken place in the list of “Top most 250 universities in the World” due to lack of sufficient research in it. He said that even our best IIT does not figure in that list.
Laxmaiah said that the spending on the Research and Development (R&D) by the Government of India is disappointingly low. Universities in the USA and other parts of the world are significantly ahead of us in research and rankings, he added. There were various advantages with the MoU including both parties the AP Society for Knowledge Networks, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research will jointly promote research within the educational institutes of Andhra Pradesh and Netherlands and AP Society for Knowledge Network will work with four hub institutes on the Andhra Pradesh side – the IIT Hyderabad, the NIT Warangal, the BITS Pilani and IIIT Hyderabad. “Each of these four hubs will in turn be responsible for guiding and fostering research across the other engineering colleges of the state. Specifically, each of these hub institutes will be guiding about a 100 engineering colleges with their research leadership”, he said, adding that eight research projects will commence for the first year as part of it.
The Minister said that funding for the projects will be evenly split between the AP Society for Knowledge Networks and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.