Home > Current Affairs > International > Vaibhav Fellowship of 1st batch given to 22 Indian origin scientists

Vaibhav Fellowship of 1st batch given to 22 Indian origin scientists

Utkarsh Classes 23-01-2024
Vaibhav Fellowship of 1st batch given to 22 Indian origin scientists Government Scheme 4 min read

Union Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh launched the first batch of Vaibhav Fellowship awarded to 22 Indian-origin scientists from across the world on January 23, 2024.

Objective of Vaibhav Fellowship:

  • Its objective is to harness the scientific capabilities of the Indian diaspora in India. To reawaken the cultural roots of overseas Indians.

Important role of migrants in making India developed:

  • According to Union Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh, the scientific capabilities of NRIs have an important role in making India developed by 2047.
  • The first batch of Global Indian Scientist Vaibhav Fellowship was organized in New Delhi.
  • India has made massive progress in the fields of space economy, innovation, quantum missions and biotechnology in the last few years.
  • Union Minister Jitendra Singh called on NRIs to recognize the abundant opportunities in India and contribute to its development.

About Vaibhav Fellowship Scheme:

  • Union Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh launched the Vaibhav Fellowship Scheme for Indian expatriates on the occasion of National Science Day on 28 February 2023.
  • Vaibhav Fellowship Scheme is implemented by the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology.

Features of Vaibhav Fellowship Programme:

  • The program will concentrate on 18 designated knowledge verticals. These mainly include:
    • Quantum Technology
    • Health
    • Pharmaceutical Sector
    • Electronics
    • Agriculture
    • Energy
    • Computers and Science
  • The Fellowship is open to outstanding scientists and technologists of Indian origin who are actively engaged in research activities in their respective countries.
    • People of Indian origin can be divided into three main categories:-
      • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
      • Non-Resident Indians of Indian Origin (PIO)
      • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Selected fellows are given the opportunity to conduct research in collaboration with higher Indian education institutions, universities and publicly funded scientific institutions.
  • They can reside in an Indian institution of their choice for two months every year, up to a maximum of three years.
  • Under the scheme, many basic facilities are provided to the scientists. So that they can be ensured a favorable environment for fellowship research under which:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation and Contingency
    • International and Domestic Travel Expenses
    • Accommodation

Other major initiatives involving NRIs:

  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated every year on 9 January to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India.
  • Know India Programme: is a major initiative of the Ministry of External Affairs to engage with the expatriate community. Under this, the youth of Indian origin (18-30 years) are introduced to their Indianness and contemporary India.
  • Vajra Faculty Scheme of the Department of Science & Technology: Enables NRIs and foreign scientific communities to participate and contribute to Research & Development in India.

Full form of Vajra: Visiting Advanced Joint Research

FAQ

Answer:- 22 scientists of Indian origin were given Vaibhav Fellowship of the first batch.

Answer:- On the occasion of National Science Day (28 February 2023).

Answer:- Union Minister of Science and Technology; Jitendra Singh

Answer:- 28th February
Leave a Review

Utkarsh Classes
DOWNLOAD OUR APP

Download India's Best Educational App

With the trust and confidence that our students have placed in us, the Utkarsh Mobile App has become India’s Best Educational App on the Google Play Store. We are striving to maintain the legacy by updating unique features in the app for the facility of our aspirants.