NIT Srinagar Secures Special Project Grant Under MS&T Project

Srinagar, May 09: National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar has been listed among the top three institutes in India that have been awarded special project grant under the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, ( MS&T) Government of India under Himalayan Bio-resource Mission.

According to the statement issued by the Ministry of S&T, a project titled “Value Added Products from Invasive Plant Species to Improve Livelihoods of Marginalized Communities in Indian Himalayas” under Himalayan Bio-resource for a period of three years and the total cost of the project is Rs 85, 66,800.

Among the total amount, NIT Srinagar has been awarded a grant of Rs 1764560 for a period of three years and the Principal Investigator of the project is Dr. Tanveer Rasool, Assistant Professor, Grade-I, Department of Chemical Engineering.

Director NIT Srinagar (Dr.) Prof. Rakesh Sehgal sent his warm regards to Dr. Tanveer Rasool for securing the prestigious institute project.

“It is a proud moment for the whole NIT Srinagar family. Such projects take the institute to new heights in the field of academics and research,” he said.

Professor Sehgal said such projects facilitate collaboration and create new research and development opportunities.

“The aim and purpose of any technical institution is to improve the quality of life of an ordinary man,” he said.

The Registrar of the Institute, Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari has congratulated Dr. Taveer Rasool for winning the prestigious Project Grant from Department of Biotechnology, Government MS&T of India.

“It is encouraging to see that NIT Srinagar is among the top institutions across the country to secure a special grant under the Himalayan Bio-Resource Mission to push education and research. We are committed to reach new heights for better results in the future,” he said.

Prof. Bukhari said that NIT Srinagar will spare no effort to secure honorable space nationally and internationally.

In his message, Dr. Tanveer Rasool expressed his gratitude to Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. Sehgal and Registrar of the Institute, Prof. Bukhari for their support and appreciation for these activities on campus.

“The three-year project will explore the areas of research, education, policy contributions and advocacy for the development and dissemination of effective technologies for sustainable use,” he said.

Other researchers for the projects are Prof. Manzoor Ahmed Shah, Asst. Prof at Dept. of the Botany, University of Kashmir and Dr. Sarala Khaling, Regional Director, North Eastern Himalaya, Asoka Trust for Research and the Ecology and Environment (ETREE), Gangtok-Sikkim.

Besides this prestigious project, Dr. Tanveer Rasool was recently appointed as a member of the International Relations Committee of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) along with seven other members from across the country.

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