Hon’ble Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, on Monday 21st September, 2015 visited Tripura University and inaugurated State Level Biotech Hub and Bioinformatics Centre at Tripura University. After inauguration, Hon’ble Minister visited laboratory infrastructure of State Level Biotech Hub and discussed with research Scholars and PhD students about the instrumentation facilities present in the biotech hub. After the inauguration of Bioinformatics Centre Hon’ble Minister visited the bioinformatics laboratory and exchanged views with the faculties, students and scholars present over there. In the Bioinformatics Centre, Hon’ble Minister also had a discussion with the Vice Chancellor, Dean and other faculty members regarding the vision of the University towards the development of these two facilities.
In the Maharaja Bir Bikram Shatabarshiki Auditorium of Tripura University, Vice Chancellor of Tripura University Prof. Anjan Kumar Ghosh welcomed Hon’ble Minister. Prof Ghosh also welcomed other dignitaries from Department of Biotechnology Government of India. Dr. Ghosh in his address mentioned about the progress in Science at Tripura University. The coordinator of DBT State Biotech Hub mentioned about the different initiative taken by the Hub in order to improve the man power development in the field of Biotechnology and Molecular biology. The coordinator of DBT Bioinformatics Centre mentioned about the different training, teaching and research programmes of this centre. Dr. Madhan Mohan, Advisor, DBT discussed about the importance of these two programmes funded by DBT.
Honourable Minister in his address discussed the visions for Science for Technology in North-East India in the coming future. He stressed on ambitious projects for the development of North-eastern parts of India. He also emphasized on development of new ideas to explore the resources available in Tripura.