Co - ordinator's Desk

Co - ordinator's Desk


Co - ordinator's Desk

Prof. S. Chandrasekaran

 

      Biological Sciences is multidisciplinary subject which calls for conceptual inputs from diversified areas including Statistical/Mathematical Sciences, Computer Sciences, Engineering Sciences, besides Physical and Chemical Sciences. Scientific research is beyond supply and demand issue and it need to be supported by adequate funding. The focus of research should be towards exposing the students to a broad range of techniques. Researchers in Life Sciences especially needs to be trained beyond their routine Laboratory Experiments. In the present scenario, technological advances in Life Sciences offer more opportunities to solve the biological problems that were not available a few years ago. Therefore, unique research oriented training programmes offered by NRCBS need to be supported adequately so that it can constantly upgrade and embark on newer challenges in Biological Sciences. In this context, the major objectives of the centre is to create access to advanced research facilities, to impart training to young researchers in frontier areas of Biological Sciences and promote collaborative research.
      We are happy to report that NRCBS has taken several steps to promote research activity as evident from thirty six winter/summer schools, three on site workshops and two collaborative and sponsorship programmes to train young researchers during the period 2008 onwards. In this programme 782 researchers have been trained across the country. We must mention at this point that participants who benefit from this NRCBS are very happy and maintain the academic link for initiating new collaborative projects in with School of Biological Sciences.
      The Networking Resource Centre would of course retain its distinct character by preserving the strong teaching component and practical focus, both in terms of support to students' research in their related areas. Another uniqueness of MKU-NRCBS is visiting fellowship programme along the lines that are in practice to provide infrastructure facilities, guide doctoral students from other Institutions for a period of 3 months with fellowship in this programme 38 researchers have benefited. Several visiting fellows have been benefitted with this NRCBS Programme. We do hope that we will be able to get granted support from UGC to continue this initiative in forthcoming years too.
        We would like to congratulate each and every one of the participants of the NRCBS winter/summer schools. We wish to say that the NRCBS team has always been active throughout the programme. We record our gratitude for the whole-hearted participation of all the faculty members of the School of Biological Sciences in the activities of NRCBS.
      On behalf of MKU-NRCBS we wish to record our sincere thanks to UGC and MHRD Empowered Committee with the following quote “Networking Resource Centre in Biological Sciences would continuously strive to emerge as an active Resource Center for Capacity Building in Biological Sciences and act as the Nodal Centre for Research and Collaboration among scientific community in the country”.

 
Prof. S. Chandrasekaran
Co-ordinator, UGC - Networking Resource Centre in Biological Sciences

 


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    UGC-Networking Resource Centre
    in Biological Sciences
    School of Biological Sciences
    Madurai Kamaraj University
    Madurai - 625021
    India
    Telephone: +91-452-2458210
    E-mail :office@nrcbsmku.org
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