Seven-day Hands-on Residential Training Program under STUTI, an initiative of Department of Science & Technology (DST), commences at Amity University

Amity University Uttar Pradesh has been awarded with “Synergistic Training Program Utilizing the Scientific and Technological Infrastructure Programme (STUTI)” by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) as Project Management Unit (PMU). Under the aegis of this prestigious Project- STUTI, Amity Institute of Training and Development (AITD) Amity University Uttar Pradesh, is organizing a 7 Day Residential Training Program on the theme “Hands-on Training on Cellular and Molecular Instrumentation”, fully sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST) under Synergistic Training Program Utilizing the Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (STUTI) from 24th to 30th May, 2022.


Emphasizing on the importance of this programme, Shri S. S. Kohli, Head, R&D Infrastructure DST, Government of India, stated, “This programme is unique as it enables the researchers and students to acquire knowledge about various state-of the -art technological equipments and learn about their usage which will help in leading the country towards development in the field of research and innovation in our country. Through this Programme, more than 7,500 students have already visited different labs and facilities across the country and received hands-on training. The participants will also get an opportunity to interact with some of the best scientists and professors and gain immense knowledge about the new techniques. We intend to focus on developing five categories of R&D facilities- Fund for Improvement of Science & Technology(FIST) Facility Base, Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Help Institutes(SATHI) Facility Base, Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence (PURSE), Consolidation of University Research for Innovation & Excellence in Women Universities (CURIE) and Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facilities(SAIF).” He also proposed to conduct more such programs with Amity in the near future.


Highlighting the significance of the Programme, Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Education Group, said, “This Programme is of great significance as our mission is to make India a knowledge super power by 2030. This will be possible only through pathbreaking advancement in the field of research and innovation, which is the core area of focus at Amity. A large number of Universities and Higher Education Institutions have participated in the Programme which shows their commitment towards research and innovation. The future of India depends on our young scientists and we are certain that, with the synergy of young bright minds, India will be able to become a highly developed country of the world, which will lead other countries on the path of research and innovation.”


Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, averred, “This Programme has been designed to promote Capacity Building in the area of research and innovation. Our Prime Minister’s mission of “Aatm Nirbhar Bharat” can only be fulfilled when great minds work together and become self-sufficient in diverse fields, such as science, technology, agriculture and infrastructure, amongst others. Collaboration is imperative for the growth of individuals, society and the nation and through “Mission Connect”, “Mission Synergy” and “Mission Outcome”, we can achieve unprecedented growth and development and make our country proud.”


Addressing the gathering, Dr. Nitin Batra, CEO, Amity Institute of Training & Development, averred, “Through this Training Programme, we aim to equip participants with the basic knowledge and skills required to function in cellular and molecular Research. The Programme also aims to build human resource and its knowledge capacity through open access to S&T infrastructure across the country through hands-on training programs by enhancing awareness of use and application of state-of-the-art equipment. We will be conducting more such programs with Banaras Hindu University(BHU), Varanasi, IIT Delhi, Presidency College, Kolkata and North Eastern University, Shillong.”


Sharing his experience about the Training Programme, Harsh Goel, a Research Scholar from AIIMS, New Delhi, said, “This Programme is highly beneficial and informative for us and I’m certain that we will be attaining immense knowledge about the usage of S&T equipments and develop our skills which will further enable us to carry out our research through enhanced knowledge.”

During the Inaugural Session, the participants were introduced by Prof Subhrajit Biswas, Dy Director & Professor, Amity Institute of Molecular Medicine & Stem Cell Research (AIMMSCR) and the Vote of Thanks was delivered by Dr. Amit Kharkwal, Member Organizing Committee, Amity University Noida DST STUTI Program.