Science Academies’ Education Programme has sanctioned a funding (Rs. 17,76,000) to the Skill Development Centre, SLS, University of Hyderabad to conduct a “summer school” for underprivileged students. An additional amount of Rs. 10,00,000 is also expected to meet the expenditure for consumables.

Purpose of conducting the summer school:

Graduate, post graduate and doctoral students of biology stream produced from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) located in disadvantaged areas do not necessarily receive intensive training on laboratory skills, thus disabling them to compete in academia and industry both at global and Indian levels. Gaps in the expected skill sets and the qualification of a student are ever increasing. There is an urgent need to fill these gaps. Hence, conducting summer schools will help to enhance the skills of these students.

For whom intended:

For UNDER PRIVILEGED DOCTORAL students with the following conditions:

i) must have completed post-graduation in a COLLEGE located in a rural area

ii) enrolled in a doctoral program in any area of biology in a UNIVERSITY located in a rural area

iii) secured a minimum CGPA of 6.0 at the post-graduation level

iv) has not attended any summer school sponsored by any funding agency of Government of India

How many participants will be accepted: A maximum of 25 (outstation) and 10 local participants will be accepted.

Director of the program: Prof. B. Senthilkumaran and Coordinator of the program: Prof. Suresh Yenugu