To promote the use of big data methods in biological applications, 6 leading Indian institutes has joined hands with German universities. As per the proposed plan, fifty Ph.D projects are going to be set up by the research training group. This research training group is said to consist of scientists from both the nations, India and Germany.
An investment of €3 million has been provided by each of the two organisers. These 2 organisers are Germany’s Heidelberg University and Department of Biotechnology of India (DBT). This is the first time a Joint Indian-German Research Training Group (RTG) has been set up with the aim of extending proper education to all the young researchers, working in this field.
As per the names of these institutes are concerned, these are Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Madras, University of Allahabad, University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Recently, at Allahabad University first summer school was arranged in this regard between April 01-05, 2019. Students were briefed about various topics ranging from bio-molecular modelling to visualisation of large data frames. Candidates were also introduced with the formation of research setup in the networking workshop, which was even held on the same day.
The training or the direct knowledge about these topics were directly provided by a range of experienced scientists. Also, during this meetup partner institutes/ organisations signed up the bilateral MoUs to mark the beginning of this collaboration.
Being a part of this programme will benefit students alot, as IITs are institutes of national importance. In 2019, most of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have gathered top position, as per the NIRF assessment. This year, Indian Institute of Technology Madras has secured 1st rank, while IITD, IITB, IITK and IITKGP has secured 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th ranks, respectively.
Again, at number 8th and 9th position, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati were placed on the list. Precisely, most of the IITs have entered and have been ranked in the top 50 institutes in the overall category by the National Institutional Ranking Framework, MHRD.
Jawarharlal Nehru University (JNU), also leaves no stones unturned while proving itself being one of the best education providers in India. As per NIRF rankings 2019, this institute has been ranked in the 7th position (overall category). While in the University category, it tops the list by securing 2nd position overall.
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