“DBT has seen increase in budget in last 4 years”
“DBT has seen a substantial increase in the budget in the last four years. This indicates the commitment of the government for the growth of science and technology in the country. Statistically, during the last 4 years, there have been more than 10000 publications, 183 patents filed, 301 Technologies/Products developed and commercialized, 8266 Scientists supported, 2575 Institutions supported, 500 Start-ups/Entrepreneurs supported, more than 5000 Students trained in Industrial Programme, 250 Scientists/Researchers who have returned to India under the Re-entry Programme.
Leveraging its focus on affordable healthcare for all the Department of Biotechnology is working towards prevention, detection & treatment of numerous diseases that afflict Indians, DBT has been a frontrunner in reaching low cost vaccines to people and has been instrumental in levitating India to become a leader in vaccine development and manufacture. It has developed affordable devices to detect & manage diseases as well as for patient care and generating solutions for diseases.
Basic research efforts are directed at conceiving and developing fundamental new ideas, approaches, and methods for addressing some of the most intriguing and challenging aspects of the living organisms. DBT has been extending support to investigator-initiated frontier research in life science, on the basis of scientific excellence.
For a developing nation with limited financial resources, human capital is the most crucial asset. The DBT has helped nourish many talents who have been appreciated globally as some of the most brilliant minds.
- Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India