Amity University Uttar Pradesh will function as a project management unit (PMU) under Synergistic Training Programme Utilising the Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (STUTI), an initiative of the Union department of science and technology (DST), it said in a statement.
Under the aegis of STUTI, Amity Institute of Training and Development (AITD) Amity University Uttar Pradesh, is organising a seven-day residential training programme on the theme ‘Hands-on Training on Cellular and Molecular Instrumentation’, fully sponsored by DST from May 24 to 30.
Emphasising on the importance of this programme, S S Kohli, head, R&D Infrastructure DST, said, “This programme is unique as it enables the researchers and students to acquire knowledge about various state-of the -art technological equipment and learn about their usage which will help in leading the country towards development in the field of research and innovation in our country. Through this programme, more than 7,500 students have already visited different labs and facilities across the country and received hands-on training. The participants will also get an opportunity to interact with some of the best scientists and professors and gain immense knowledge about the new techniques.”
“We intend to focus on developing five categories of R&D facilities – Fund for Improvement of Science & Technology (FIST) facility base, Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Help Institutes (SATHI) facility base, Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence (PURSE), Consolidation of University Research for Innovation & Excellence in Women Universities (CURIE) and Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facilities (SAIF),” added Kohli.
He also proposed to conduct more such programmes with Amity in the near future.
Highlighting the significance of the programme, Ashok K Chauhan, founder president, Amity Education Group, said, “This programme is of great significance as our mission is to make India a knowledge super power by 2030. This will be possible only through pathbreaking advancement in the field of research and innovation, which is the core area of focus at Amity. A large number of universities and higher education institutions have participated in the programme which shows their commitment towards research and innovation. The future of India depends on our young scientists and we are certain that with the synergy of young bright minds, India will be able to become a highly developed country which will lead other countries on the path of research and innovation.”
During the Inaugural Session, the participants were introduced by Subhrajit Biswas, deputy director and professor, Amity Institute of Molecular Medicine & Stem Cell Research (AIMMSCR).
Balvinder Shukla, vice-chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, said, “This programme has been designed to promote capacity building in the area of research and innovation. Our Prime Minister’s mission of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ can only be fulfilled when great minds work together and become self-sufficient in diverse fields, such as science, technology, agriculture and infrastructure, amongst others. Collaboration is imperative for the growth of individuals, society and the nation and through ‘Mission Connect’, ‘Mission Synergy’ and ‘Mission Outcome’, we can achieve unprecedented growth and development and make our country proud.”
Amit Kharkwal, member organising committee, Amity University Noida DST STUTI Programme delivered the vote of thanks.