SURGING FORWARD

SCIENCE

and TECHNOLOGY
IN INDIA

India is emerging as a leader in science and technology. It is currently among the top ten nations in the number of scientific publications. Indian scientists are continuing to create waves and the government is actively pushing to make the country one of the top five scientific powers worldwide. Thanks to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India is the only country in the world that has reached Mars in its maiden attempt, not to mention the 86 satellites it has launched since 1975. What’s Up, Germany? presents science and technological development in India!
The Road Ahead: Ambitious Plans for Science and Technology
icon-t Renewable Energy: double the investment in renewable energy research from ₹525 crore to ₹10,585 crore between 2017–2021
technologies-icon Technology Hubs: set up 15 new technology centres for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and upgrade the two existing ones by 2017.
vision-icon Vision S&T 2020: develop the first publicly accessible science and technology policy which would articulate India’s future towards self-reliance and technological independence
world-class World-class Genomics: allocate ₹1,802 crore to the Department of Biotechnology towards making India a world leader in genomics
space-research Space Research: provide funds for Aditya–1, India’s first dedicated satellite for studying the sun, which is all set to launch between 2017–2020

Research and Education Infrastructure in India

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23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)

7 Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs)

31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs)

765 Universities

(Sources: Ministry of Human Resource Development & University Grants Commission)

India’s Areas of Expertise

Space Science Agriculture
Healthcare Nuclear Power
Renewable Energy Nanotechnology
Pharmaceuticals Data Analytics
Biotechnology,

A BRAVE NEW WORLD: YOUNG INDIAN SCIENTISTS PAVE THE WAY!

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Dr Sangeeta Bhatia (48)

Director, Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Using micro- and nano-technology to treat cancer

HOW THEIR WORK WILL BENEFIT INDIA

  • New forms of cancer treatment
  • Anti-malarial drug-screening platform

PASSIONATE ABOUT

  • More woman entering the fields of science and technology in India

IN QUOTES

  • “We try to be really nimble. As innovations emerge, we’re constantly asking whether they can be repurposed for one of the two diseases we concentrate on: liver disease and cancer.

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Dr Koushik Chakraborty (35)

Plant physiologist at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Directorate of Groundnut Research (ICARDGR), Junagadh

BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Won the Indian Society for Plant Physiology’s “RD Asana Gold Medal 2015” (Research Category) for his contribution in plant physiology and cognate sciences

HOW THEIR WORK WILL BENEFIT INDIA

  • Increasing food production—a step forward towards global food security

PASSIONATE ABOUT

  • Watching sci-fi movies, playing cricket & badminton

IN QUOTES

  • “My work involves identification of salinity tolerance mechanism in oilseeds and cereals and would help to breed newer varieties tolerant to salinity. Such stress tolerant varieties could be introduced in the coastal and saline areas of our country and help to increase total crop production.”

M Tenith Adithyaa (16)

Teenage scientist

BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 17 inventions & 2 Guinness World Record attempts
  • 2 National Awards, 7 Titled Awards, 5 State Awards
  • Winner of the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Award

HOW THEIR WORK WILL BENEFIT INDIA

  • Plans to become an aerospace engineer and join ISRO

PASSIONATE ABOUT

  • Innovating, collecting coins, developing software, gaming

IN QUOTES

  • “I am inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s life.  After reading about him I decided that I will not be a scientist only, but will become an inventor who makes people’s lives better. I want to become an aeronautical engineer and a space scientist like Dr Abdul Kalam and Stephen Hawking.”