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    IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launches Phase II of Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme

    Published on September 17, 2021

    Electronics and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched Phase II of Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme to promote research in 42 emerging technologies virtually on Friday. Dedicating the scheme to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday, Mr. Vaishnaw said that the scheme is manifestation of Prime Minister’s vision of providing world class education and opportunities for research and development to the students at the bottom of the pyramid in society. This scheme supports the talent in the country. He further said that the results of first phase of the scheme are really encouraging with 63 global patents and publication of thousands of research papers in reputed international journals.

    The Minister said that it is high time to scale up the scheme massively as India is going rapidly into high-tech industries especially semiconductor manufacturing and telecom manufacturing. He said country will soon realise the vision of Prime Minister to have its own 4G core network and 5G core network in India.