With a view to widening the scope for U.K.-India research, a total value of more than £ 200 million has been pooled in by the Indian government, U.K. Research Councils and other third parties. This is in addition to the joint £ 72 million boost for U.K.-India research.
- S. Chowdary, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, said, “The U.K. and India science and research collaboration has steadily increased, with the best of the research communities and facilities strengthening their cooperation. This strong U.K.-India research relationship helps address contemporary issues of both the nations and the world at large from multiple perspectives.”
Jo Johnson MP, U.K.’s Universities and Science Minister, said, “The research partnership between the U.K. and India has gone from strength to strength in recent years as we have worked together to address some of the world’s major challenges. From securing a sustainable water supply to providing clean energy, this research is advancing scientific capabilities in both countries and helps improve the lives of millions around the world.”
The U.K.-India partnerships include the joint initiative by the Indian Council for Medical Research and the Medical Research Council (for research on substance abuse and its associated consequences), partnership between India’s Department of Biotechnology and the MRC for research in women and children’s health, Natural Environment Research Council and the Ministry of Earth Sciences South Asian Monsoon Programme, the 2016 observational campaign in India, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Department for Science and Technology Joint Virtual Centre on Clean Energy, NERC-MoES-MRC-DBT call for a Research Programme on atmospheric pollution and human health in an Indian mega city, Two Centuries of Indian Print (a digitisation initiative by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and British Library) and the Science and Technology Facilities Centre partnership’s with the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research.