International Visiting Professorship programme got launched in India under which it would bring in 12 global science scholars to deliver lectures about science in India. According to the programme there would be schedule of three talks that would be organized each at a school, a college and a research institution every year by these professionals.
The programme is named as the ‘Maithreyi International Visiting Professorhip’ which is getting jointly supported by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the central government. The Indian students would get highly benefited by this initiative and would undergo the experiences of academicians, scientists and scholars from all around the world. They would get a chance to interact personally with the best in class academicians and would get a chance to enhance and improve their knowledge and experience. All the talks by the professors would be recorded and made online for further viewing of the students and researchers. The videos would also carry transcripts and subtitles in English and Hindi for the better understanding of all the students from every possible background. As a part of the programme a live web-interaction session with the visiting professors on Rajya Sabha television is also on the cards.
Under this programme there would be another 1000 science academicians from United States of America who would flew in to India to be a part of the programme under which they would be assigned certain centrally recognized universities according to their choices where they would deliver lectures to students. According to the Union Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh, “the 36 talks and 12 Radio/ Television interactions would make the best science scholars of the world to come face to face with India, imparting knowledge to Indian students.”
Along with these programmes the union government has also arranged for 12 hours of lecture classes per academic year for 5,000 scientists in India in various government and public funded schools and colleges which would further enhance the level of education in the nation and help students to develop interest in science and technology.