The team bagged the grant from the Indian Biological Engineering Competition (iBEC) under the DBT, and was competing against students from world-class universities as part of the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) umbrella. More than 300 universities took part in this contest.
IISER’s officiating director Prof. Arvind told Newsline that this initiative is the first step towards developing an indigenous quantum computer and a quantum communication network along with building sophisticated research infrastructure and training human resources.
The selected candidates will perform research on both theory and experiment aspects with the faculty of IISER Pune. The duration of the projects for 4 - 8 weeks during the period May 15 – July 15, 2019.
Prakash Javadekar said that the MHRD has decided to ask IITs, IISER and large universities to train 10-15 schools in their vicinity in maths and science. He was talking on the sidelines of Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
Watve tendered his resignation after he was allegedly stripped off his responsibilities as the head of the landscape committee of IISER, reportedly because he pointed out these irregularities in the ongoing works on the campus.