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”.