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SATHI Initiative

News:Department of Science & Technology has launched a scheme called Sophisticated Analytical & Technical Help Institutes(SATHI).

Facts:

About SATHI:

  • Aim:To provide shared, professionally managed and strong Science and Technology infrastructure centres in the country which is readily accessible to academia, start-ups, manufacturing, industry and R&D labs.
  • These Centres houses major analytical instruments to provide common services of high-end analytical testing thus avoiding duplication and reduced dependency on foreign sources
  • Currently,DST has already set up three such centres in the country, one each at IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi and BHU.It is planned to set up five SATHI Centres every year for the next four years.

Significance:

  • This will foster a strong culture of collaboration between institutions and across disciplines to take advantage of developments, innovations and expertise in diverse areas.
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