The Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu had visited the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru as the chief guest of an event on 27th September. He toured research centers in the Institute of which he impressed very much. During his address to gatherings, he said, all the research and development in science & technology aims for the betterment of lives of common people. The vice president said that he is fascinated with the state-of-the-art facilities. He is extremely impressed by research being carried out in the center Nano Science Engineering. Home Minister of Karnataka, Shri R. Ramalinga Reddy and The Governor of Karnataka, Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala were also a part of the event.
Development In Science & Technology Is For Betterment Of Public: VP
Shri Naidu lectured too about the history of the Institute. He said, traditionally, India is also known for its scientific researches. Indian scientists are playing a crucial role in space technology revolution. Many legendary scientists such as Dr. C.N.R. Rao and Sir. C.V. Raman has shaped this Institute (IISc). The Indian Institute of Science founded in 1909 as an outcome of the struggle of the government of India, Jamsetji Nussarwanji Tata and Maharaja of Mysore, VP added.
He also added that he would like to compliment IISc for performing highly sophisticated micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) pressure transducers to DRDO for use in the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). He said that he was told about the partnerships of the Institute of with other known companies for many major projects. This programmes will be advantageous for researches in the Institution. Besides, there are two other topics that I should emphasize on, on which institution heads are working – promoting a culture of excellence and nurturing a culture of innovation, he added.
IISc has the hallmark of excellence and innovation, and we should manage this tradition. A survey shows that India is the second country among the highest increase in contribution to high-quality scientific research just next to China, he added.