Srinagar, May 9: The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar has been listed among the three premier institutes of India that have bagged special project grant under the Department of Bio-Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, (MS&T) Government of India under Himalayan Bio-resource Mission.
As per the communiqué issued by the Ministry of S&T, a project entitled “Value-Added products from invasive plant species for improving livelihoods of marginalized communities in Indian Himalaya” under Himalayan Bio-resource for a period of three years and the total cost of the project is rupees 85,66,800.
Among the total amount, NIT Srinagar has got a grant of rupees 1764560 for the period of three years and the principal investigator for the project is Dr. Tanveer Rasool, Assistant Professor, Grade-I, Department of Chemical Engineering.
Director NIT Srinagar (Dr.) Prof. Rakesh Sehgal extended his warm greetings to Dr. Tanveer Rasool for getting the prestigious project for the institute.
“It is a proud moment for the entire NIT Srinagar family. Such projects are taking the institute to new heights in the field of academics and research,” he said.
Prof. Sehgal said such projects facilitate collaboration and create new opportunities for research and development.
“The aim and objective of any technical institution is to enhance the quality of life of a common man,” he said.