Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Indian Government Announces Increase in Fellowship for Researchers

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Jitendra Singh announced over 50% hike in the fellowship amount received by various categories of young Research scientists. This land mark decision, responding to a long standing demand by around one lakh science Research Scholars and Associates working across the country, is taken by the Department of Science & Technology under his Ministry, the Minister added. 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Digital Phytoinformatics : Online Herbarium and Databases of Plants in Gangetic West Bengal and Eastern Himalayas

Dr. Dibyendu Talukdar
E-mail: dibyendutalukdar9@gmail.com

Department of Botany, R.P.M. College (www.rpmcollege.org), Hooghly, West Bengal, India developed a digital platform of dried & preserved herbarium plant specimens comprising medicinal & aromatic plants, RET plants and Invasive/alien plant species, cryptogams. The multifaceted research activities on algal floras and crop plants have been presented. A daily weather update link with IMD has also been provided. The platform is continuously up-graded and user-friendly with free web-accessible data bases. This is the first attempt by any under-graduate degree college in Eastern and N-E India to develop virtual herbarium through digital imaging and scientific documentation using software. More at: