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Background:

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES (JNIAS)
India to become a developed nation, advanced technologies play an important role. In the context of globalisation and ‘technology denial’ regimes, it is imperative that India becomes self-reliant in achieving technological superiority through indigenous R&D effort. Sustainable development also need appropriate technologies. The advancements in high-tech areas should be applied for sustainable rural development in a country like India through ‘Technology Transfer’. Information Technology, Biotechnology, New Materials and Nano Science & Technology are dominating the 21st Century. The Country should not only be in the forefront in these technologies but also achieve ‘core competence‘in certain areas depending on our strengths. 

In the above context, India needs dedicated Institutes of advanced studies and research. To join this effort Dr. D. Swaminadhan Research Foundation (DSRF) has established the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies (JNIAS) at Hyderabad as an Advanced Research Institution. Over the years, JNIAS has evolved itself into an Education, Research, Training and Consultancy Institution in Advanced Sciences and Technologies.

JNIAS is a secular and non-profit organisation. JNIAS is dedicated to undertake advanced studies and research and offer Ph.D. programmes in certain areas in Sciences, Engineering & Technology and Humanities and Social Sciences. 

JNIAS has been recognised as an Advanced Research Institute by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH), Hyderabad and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA), Anantapur for offering Ph.D., P.G., P.G Diploma and Training Programmes on a permanent basis.

JNIAS would enter into collaboration with Universities, Institutes and Research Organisations for undertaking joint research and studies, consultancy and other academic activities and for sharing of facilities.

Dr. D. SWAMINADHAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION [DSRF]

Dr. D. Swaminadhan Research Foundation (DSRF) is a non-profit and non-governmental forum established in 1995 by three former Members of Planning Commission, Government of India – Prof. Dr. D. Swaminadhan, Dr. Jayant Patil and Dr. S.Z. Qasim – with the laudable objective of contributing towards development based on eco-friendly, pro-poor and gender equity parameters.  It is registered as a Society and as a Trust under Indian Societies and Trusts acts.  Social Action, sustainable development, social empowerment, application of advancements in science & technology for rural development and promotion of human values are the focus.  The Foundation has been recognised by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) and by the Ministry of Finance for the purpose of Income Tax Exemption.  DSRF is also registered with Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India under the Foreign Contributions (Regulations) Act of 1976.  

The strategy to fulfill the objectives and achieve the goals of DSRF is three fold:

1. The Foundation to act as a NGO undertaking developmental programmes and projects and also encourage interaction and cooperation among NGOs by creating a NGO Network

2. Strengthening its Institutional mechanisms - Mahatma Gandhi National Institute of Research and Social Action(MGNIRSA), Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies(JNIAS) and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Medical Research (JNIAMER) for academic and research potential and

3. Formulate a Ten-Year Perspective Plan (2007-2017) to further actualise the goals. The Perspective Plan follows a 3-phased action strategy: Phase-I, the impact phase covering Five Year Plan 2007-2012; Phase-II, the metamorphosis, will cover the period 2012- 2015 and Phase-III, the directional phase, will cover the period 2015-2017 and lay the Foundation for futuristic perspectives for the ensuing decade. The Perspective Plan has been delineated in terms of projects, schemes and programmes envisaged for the period.

Please visit  http://www.dsrf.org.in for further information on DSRF.