The DEEP-C's main objective is to improve learners' competencies in analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving, and inquiry skills and introduce them to the current fields of research and innovation to enhance their employability skills in the long run. DEEP-C's proposed academic activities and outcomes are inter-connected and integrals to other verticals of DRIIV kindling holistic transformation.
Experts from academia, industry, policy planning, innovators, practitioners and from legal fields discussed the scope of Public-Private -Partnership in higher education in the backdrop of NEP 2020 including various challenges and bottlenecks in implementing it. This 3-day long event, jointly hosted by CIC and DRIIV(EE) was inaugurated by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State(Independent charge) in the Ministry of S&T and Ministry of Earth Sciences.
NEP-2020 Education is the most important driver for bringing about social change, for achieving human potential, developing a society and for national development. According to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by India in 2015, emphasis should be given on quality education for achieving the learning outcomes and for building an equitable and resilient community. Science as a subject is important to learn as it helps us in making sense of the universe we live in and our own self as well as to develop scientific temper and scientific literacy. It helps in understanding some of the day-to-day phenomena that we see happening in daily life and provides us the reason behind the same, such as earthquakes, floods, diseases, tidal waves, leaves falling in autumn, etc. However, science needs to be taught in a process-oriented way rather than a didactic classroom practice. In order to understand the ‘Method of Science’, it is imperative that teaching of science takes place in a natural setting giving ample scope for observation, experimentation, hypothesis formation, analysis and drawing inferences. The core objective of DEEP-C is to improve education at schools and college/university levels so as to enhance students' competence, analytical ability and critical thinking by involving them in research and innovation and building their employability skills in the long run.
DRIIV, an S&T cluster of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, successfully hosted a momentous conference on ‘Role of Open Access in Equitable Climate and Health Action: Prevention, Response, and Financing’ under the esteemed aegis of G20-CSAR. The conference, convened on August 8th, 2023 at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi, served as a vital platform for global dialogue and collaboration on climate-health synergy... read more
The experts, including NITI Aayog Member V K Paul and ICMR Director General Rajiv Bahl, highlighted….heat-related injuries. Ancient germs frozen in ice for a long time might be released and pathogens could move to new places due to the climate change, experts have warned. The changing climate….could also lead to more waterborne and zoonotic diseases, they said at a conference by DRIIV, an initiative of OPSA to the government... read more
Scientific Secretary of the PSA office, said, “Climate change heightens the risk of vector-borne diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and the transmission of zoonotic diseases. Indirectly, it affects food systems, nutrition, water access, housing, education, and care.” Maini called for a comprehensive approach involving science, technology, and innovation to combat these challenges... read more
DRIIV’s conference, convened on August 8th, 2023 at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi, served as a vital platform for global dialogue and collaboration on climate-health synergy. This event, organised under the esteemed aegis of G20 CSAR, underscores the vital role that open access to data, research, and resources play in shaping equitable solutions to these challenges... read more
The conference, aimed to bridge critical gaps in climate-health research, foster cross-border cooperation and discuss strategies for resilient health systems. The inaugural session also saw the launch of the DRIIV Handbook. Dr. (Mrs.) Parvinder Maini, Hon’ble Scientific Secretary, O/o PSA to the GOI, delivered a keynote address that illuminated the conference’s core objectives and underscored the necessity for collective action.... read more
Climate change’s far-reaching consequences on health are widely acknowledged, ranging from disrupted weather patterns such as heat waves, floods, and cyclones to the surge of vector-borne diseases and antimicrobial resistance. This event, organised under the esteemed aegis of G20 CSAR, underscores the vital role that open access to data, research, and resources play in shaping equitable solutions to these challenges... read more
The experts, including NITI Aayog Member V K Paul and ICMR Director General Rajiv Bahl, highlighted another worry – heat-related injuries and as temperatures go up, the risk of getting hurt from the heat becomes higher. Dr. Paul said, ‘As ice melts because of warmer temperatures, these ancient germs might be released. This adds another layer of concern to the already complex issue of health and climate change.’... read more