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PRABHASS (Pravasi Bharatiya Academic and Scientific Sampark - Integrating Indian Diaspora with the Mother Land) Portal

Posted on: March 26, 2021 | Back | Print

     PRABHASS (Pravasi Bharatiya Academic and Scientific Sampark - Integrating Indian Diaspora with the Mother Land) Portal (www.prabhass.gov.in) is an interactive digital platform accessible to Indian as well as Diaspora Science and Technology (S&T) experts for networking, collaborating and browsing through scientific profiles.
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2. The vision of the portal is to serve as a National Digital Platform to effectively collaborate with Global Indian S&T Community for collectively promoting inclusive growth in India, strengthening the Indian innovation ecosystem and contributing towards nation building. The specific objectives include encouraging Indian Diaspora to help solve challenges being faced by India, thereby making an impact on society at large, not just within India but also in a wider context globally.
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3. This portal is a novel database that acts as an Indian Scientific Connecting/Networking Platform. The need was articulated during the STIP 2020 deliberations of the Technical Group on International S&T Engagement & STI Diplomacy, and the VAIBHAV Summit, wherein MEA had been a participant as well. Under the directive of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) initiated efforts to develop this virtual platform to bring on board the Global Indian S&T Community to address the Indian societal challenges / problems.