আপডেট: ডিসেম্বর ১৮, ২০২১
Md Towsif-ur-Rahman, JnU Correspondent: 16 teachers of Jagannath University (JnU) have received special research grants from the Ministry of Science and Technology. They have been elected for the financial year 2021-2022. This special research grant will be provided from the “Science and Technology Program” sector of the Ministry in this financial year.
On Saturday (December 18), this information is known from the website of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Earlier on Wednesday, this information has been given in a circular signed by the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology Md. Golam Mostafa. The list of those selected for the grant of 638 research projects this year has also been published in the notification.
The Ministry of Science and Technology announces the names of fellow teachers who have been awarded Fellowships in the “Science and Technology Program” sector, which have been recommended and approved by the Peer Review Committee for special research grants. Among the teachers mentioned in the notification, a total of 16 teachers from Jagannath University have been selected for this year’s fellowship.
Teachers have been jointly selected for each study. The nominated teachers will get Rs. 2/2.5/3/4 lakh from the Ministry of Science and Technology for each research.
The teachers who got the fellowship are-
(Geography and Environment): Professor Dr. Md. Moniruzzaman and Assistant Professor Newton Hawladar. (Mathematics): Professor Dr. Md. Sarwar Alam, Associate Professor Dr. Mostaq Ahmed. (Chemistry): Professor Dr. Abul Kalam Md. Lutfar Rahman and Assistant Professor Arpana Sarkar. (Physics): Professor Dr. Md. Noor Alam Abdullah and Professor Dr. Deepika Rani Sarkar. (Mathematics): Professor Dr. Rabindranath Mandal and Assistant Professor Vishnu Pad Ghosh, Associate Professor Dr. Siddhartha Bhowmik and Assistant Professor Gautam Kumar Saha. (Chemistry): Associate Professor Dr. AJ Saleh Ahmed and Assistant Professor Abdul Awal, Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Mohammad Jamir Hossain and Associate Professor Dr. Mohammad Rajibul Haque Anand.
Under the Ministry of Science and Technology, special research grants for research on ‘Science and Technology’ projects started from FY 1977-1978. This grant is given to MS, MPhil, PhD and post-doctoral students and researchers studying / researching in public universities / research institutes.
The Ministry of Science and Technology of the government provides this fellowship. This fellowship is usually awarded to students and researchers in three cases. Research grants are given annually in 6 groups including Biological Science, Medical Science, Environmental Science, Engineering and Applied Science, Physical Science and Inter-disciplinary group. The main purpose of this fellowship is to encourage higher education and research in science and technology.
Applications can be made for National Science and Technology Fellowships in Physical, Organic and Inorganic Sciences, Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Renewable Energy, Information and Communication Technology, Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine and Food and Agricultural Sciences. Fellowship applications are usually invited in April-May. Through fellowships, students and researchers have the opportunity to publish research journals on science and technology and science journals.
In this regard, the general secretary of the Teachers’ Association, Professor Dr. Abul Kalam Md. Lutfar Rahman said to the JnU Reporters Unity Representative in an virtual interview, “I congratulate all the first nominees, this achievement of 16 teachers from our university is really good news for us that our number is increasing day by day. He said that now not only the Ministry of Education but also our projects are succeeding in the Ministry of Science and Technology. This is really good news as teachers are gradually entering in research and it will pave our way to the future”. In this regard Professor of Physics, Dr.Nure Alam Abdullah also told that the number is still very small compared to the total number of teachers in the Science departments but in future it will increase.