State constitutes Scientific Advisory Committee
Jammu, Oct 20: To formulate a scientific policy for Jammu and Kashmir and act as think tank to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, state has constituted Scientific Advisory Committee comprising some of the eminent scientists.
According to the order issued by General Administration Department (GAD), the committee would advise the Chief Minister on various issues of high end research and the steps to be taken to expand the scope of scientific research.
As per an order issued by General Administrative Department, the committee would prepare Science and Technology policy for the state, advise the Chief Minister on the scientific affairs and give advice to Science and Technology Council to improve its performance.
Officials said that the committee had become a necessity as the level of scientific research in JK had not been able to contribute much at the national and international level in research journals.
“The purpose of the committee would be to establish linkages with the National Research Organizations and industrial houses so that researchers in the state get exposure at the national level”, said an official.
“The committee would act as a think tank for the state, allowing it to expand and create necessary infrastructure for the development of science in the state”, official said. The expenditure of all the members of the Committee will be borne by the Science & Technology Department.
The committee consisted Prof. V.L. Chopra, Chairman, Former Member Planning Commission. Government of India. Dr T Ramaswamy, Co-Chairman, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology. Prof. Seyed E Hasnain Vice-Chancellor, University of Hyderabad.
Others include Prof. R.N.K. Bamezai, Member Vice- Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra. Dr. Ram Vishwakarma, Member Director, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu, Prof.A.R. Yousuf, Dean Faculty of Biological Sciences,
University of Kashmir, Prof Subhash Gupta, Member Dean, faculty of Life Science, University of Jammu, Prof. T.P. Singh, Professor and Head Biophysics Department AIIMS, New Delhi.
Other members include Prof. Javid lqbal, Director Institute of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Dr. Farooq Ahmad, Dean, Faculty of Physical and Material Science University of Kashmir.
Prof. Rajiv Gupta, convener Board of Studies in Chemistry, University of Jammu. Administrative Secretary, Member Secretary Science and Technology JBK State.
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