Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India

Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) is one of the youngest ministry created by Government of India in 2006. It was created by merging India’s top atmospheric research institutes like India Meteorological Department (IMD), the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, and Earth Risk Evaluation Centre (EREC). Due to the fact that the country is mainly based on the agriculture sector, it needs very reliable information of natural activities. This ministry is dedicated to the research and development of prediction methodologies of rain fall, atmospheric perturbations, weather, and earthquakes. Wiki article on Ministry of Earth Sciences

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) established in 1942, is an autonomous body and India's largest research and development (R&D) organisation, with 37 laboratories and 39 field stations or extension centres spread across the nation, with a collective staff of over 17,000.[1] Although CSIR is mainly funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, it operates as an autonomous body registered under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860.[2]

The research and development activities of CSIR includes various fields such as aerospace engineering, Structural engineering, ocean sciences, Life sciences, metallurgy, chemicals, mining, food, petroleum, leather, and environment.[2] In December 2006, Director General Raghunath A. Mashelkar, retired following which M. K. Bhan took over the post, but he was relieved on 7 March 2007. After that T. Ramasami had the additional charge of Director General of CSIR until Samir K. Brahmachari was appointed as the Director General on 13 November 2007. Wiki article on CSIR

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is a department within the Ministry of Science and Technology in India. It was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science and Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organizing, coordinating and promoting Scientific and Technological activities in the country. It give funds to various approved scientific projects in India. It also supports various researchers in India to attend conferences abroad and to go for experimental works. Wiki article on Department of Science and Technology

University Grant Commission

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India is a statutory organisation set up by the Union government in 1956, charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education. It provides recognition to universities in India, and disburses funds to such recognized universities and colleges. Prof. Ved Prakash, a noted academician and education administrator, is the incumbent Chairman of UGC, India.[1] Its headquarters are in New Delhi, and six regional centres in Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Bangalore.[2] Wiki article on UGC

Last Updated on July 1, 2011