Promotion of Science in Andhra pradesh
Andhra Pradesh had taken a leadership position in the promotion and development of science and Technology. The Growth was propelled by the availability of rich talent pool, lower cost of operations and in some measure due to the innovative policies of the Government.
iHub (The intelligent hub)
The Andhra Pradesh government is in the process of setting up ‘iHub’ (the intelligent hub), a first-of-its kind global research centre for scientific learning with an initial investment of Rs 245 crore. The government has already entered into an MoU with UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) for the purpose, the official said adding suitable location is being identified for the iHub to cover all components of the initiative with necessary road infrastructure.
Mega Life Science Park at Visakhapatnam
The Government will encourage new partnerships from private players for development of a mega life sciences park with multi-tenanted lab facilities, common testing facilities, incubation and skill training centres in Visakhapatnam in PPP mode.
Life Science Knowledge Centre
The Government is trying to establish Life Sciences Knowledge Centres at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam; JNTU, Kakinada; Horticultural University, Tadepalligudem; NTR UHS, Vijayawada andSVVU Tirupati in PPP mode in partnership with Industry/academia/Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Vizag as a Mega IT Hub
Government shall endeavour to establish state-of-the-art infrastructure of international standards suiting to the requirements of the IT / ITES Industry. Visakhapatnam will be developed as a Mega IT Hub, through an initial effort of developing an IT township with a built-up space of 5 million square feet. A signature tower of 1 million square feet shall form the nucleus of the Mega IT Hub.
Research institutes in Andhra Pradesh
Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital & Research Centre
The Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre being established by the Atomic Energy Commission at Aganampudi is not only a top class cancer treatment facility but also a research centre.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati
IISER Tirupati is the sixth Institute in the chain of IISERs established by the Govt. of India under the Ministry of HRD for imparting quality education in basic sciences and for setting up state-of-the-art research facilities for frontline and cutting-edge research in science. It started academic activity started in August 2015 in the spacious transit campus located at Sri Rama Engineering College, Rami Reddy Nagar, Karkambadi Road, Tirupati.
National Atmospheric Research Laboratory
National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) at Gadanki near Tirupati, an autonomous society supported by DOS, is a centre for atmospheric research. NARL is involved in technology development, observations, data archival, dissemination, assimilation and modeling. NARL carries out its research activities under seven major groups, namely, Radar Application and Development Group, Ionospheric and Space Research Group, Atmospheric Structure and Dynamics Group, Cloud and Convective Systems Group, Aerosols, Radiation and Trace Gases Group, Weather and Climate Research Group and Computers and Data Management Group. Apart from these groups, there are also specific projects such as the LiDAR project and Advanced Space-borne Instrument Development project.
Naval Science & Technological Laboratory
Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam undertakes research and development of naval weapons and related systems (underwater mines, torpedoes, fire control systems, weapon launchers, targets, decoys).
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