The India Research Management Initiative (IRMI) of DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance aims to "strengthen research ecosystems in India by building capacity for research management and creating a community of practice that support knowledge creation and innovation for addressing global challenges." Its first annual conference brought together various stakeholders on a virtual platform.
The 3rd National Post-Doc Symposium was held from 10 - 13 December 2019 at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, and was attended by over 70 postdocs and late-stage PhD students from around the country. The proceedings and key take-home points emerging from the meeting are discussed below. Registration is currently open for the 4th National Post-Doc Symposium, to be held on 3-4 April 2021 in a virtual format.
On 28 April 2019, IndiaBioscience conducted a workshop on ‘Crafting your Career’ at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. The workshop attempted to provide MSc and PhD students with a ‘toolkit’ to hone their career development as well as raise awareness about various academic and non-academic science careers.
The Workshop for Women in Science Journalism was held from 12 to 15 November 2018, at NCBS, Bangalore. Jointly organised by British Council India through the Newton-Bhabha Fund and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, and supported by IndiaBioscience, this workshop aimed at providing training and resources to women in science who are considering a career in science journalism.
A report from the workshop on "Careers in Science" at the International Congress of Cell Biology 2018.
Excerpts from a panel discussion "The Future of Life Sciences Start-ups — the Intersection of Academia and Industry" hosted by Purdue University at NCBS, Bangalore.
The newly formed Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS) hopes in coming years to bring its members together in the areas of pre-college science education and outreach, and networking between young scientists in India.