Vikash Sharma

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology, Jitendra Singh on Tuesday launched Vaibhav Fellowship scheme for the Indian diaspora abroad.

The Vaibhav Fellowship scheme was launched on the occasion of National Science Day today at New Delhi.

Vaibhav Fellowship aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s Higher Educational Institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world through mobility of faculty, researchers from overseas institutions to India, reported PIB.

Vaibhav Fellowship Scheme Details

The applicant should be a Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and she or he must have obtained Ph.D/M.D/M.S degree from a recognized University.

The applicant must be a researcher engaged in an overseas academic, research,  industrial organization with a proven track record of research & development and plan to work for a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 2 months a year in a research institution, academic institution in India.

“Out of 130 countries, we were at number 81 in the Global Innovation Index till 2015, but we have jumped to 40th position in 2022. Today India is among the top three countries in the world in terms of PhDs and among the top three countries in the world in terms of start-up ecosystem,” said Singh.