All India DST INSPIRE Group Monitoring Workshop
Mile, June 9, 2018: The University of
Science & Technology, Meghalaya is organizing
this year’s “Group Monitoring Workshop for the
INSPIRE Internship Science Camp Organisers” from
25 to 26 June at the University’s own campus at
9th Mile. More than 120 nationally and
internationally acclaimed scientists who are
coordinators of Innovation in Science Pursuit
for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) from all over
India as well as 50 scientists from Department
of Science and Technology, Government of India,
apart from Vice Chancellors and Principals from
Universities and Colleges from the North East
would be congregating at USTM for the workshop.
This is for the first time that this annual
science conference is being held in the North
ISPIRE is a flagship programme of the Ministry
of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The initiative aims at generation and nurturing
of a human talent pool capable of utilizing and
developing first principles in science. DST has
developed this innovative programme to attract
talent to the excitement and study of science at
an early age, and to help the country build the
required critical resource pool for
strengthening and expanding the S&T system and
R&D base with a long term foresight.
Expressing his gratefulness to DST for granting
the University this unique opportunity to hold
this conference for the first time in the regin,
Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM, said, “I
specially thank Dr Umesh Kumar Sharma, Scientist
E and Director of INSPIRE programme of DST for
selecting USTM considering its performance and
contribution in the field of science and
technology”. He informed that the University has
already formed a high level committee to
organize the conference successfully.
INSPIRE has three components: (i) Scheme for
Early Attraction of Talent (SEATS), (ii)
Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) and (iii)
Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC).
A striking feature of the programme is that it
does not believe in conducting competitive exams
for identification of talent at any level. It
believes in and relies on the efficacy of the
existing educational structure for
identification of talent.