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One centralized portal for all research applications: Dr. Jitendra Singh 

New Delhi, March 12, 2024 : Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh launched ‘Common Fellowship Portal’-a single interface between applicants and various fellowship schemes by Department of Biotechnology today at National Media Centre, New Delhi.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said initiatives of science & technology are in line with PM Modi’s whole of Government Approach- one centralized portal for all research applications. Dr. Singh further informed that at present, Departments under the Ministry of Science & Technology (DST, DBT, CSIR) have come together for submission of application forms and soon application forms for all other Departments such as ICMR, UGC and AICTE will also be on-boarded.

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology, MoS PMO, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh said “Eligibility Calculator- a unique feature of portal will prove to be a real gateway to research aspirations which allows applicants to check their eligibility for various fellowship schemes by providing specific details and also act as a data repository.

Dr. Jitendra Singh also congratulated the Working Group consisting of HRD divisions of DBT, CSIR and INSPIRE, KIRAN Divisions of the DST for their hard work in designing and successfully on boarding of application forms of various schemes of the Ministry. He acknowledged that it is not an easy task to coordinate, gather and map the information from various Departments and develop such a common portal.

Dr. Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary, Department of Bio-technology. Prof.Abhay Karandikar, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology. Dr Sanjay Mishra, Senior advisor along with Dr. Pragya Palliwal Gaur, Director General, Press Information Bureau and Ms. Namita Gupta , head, INSPIRE were also present for the launch ceremony.



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