As per a circular by the department of biotechnology, ministry of science and technology, government of India, the premier biotech agency is completing 30 years and will be celebrating its 30th Foundation Day in February, 2016.
Therefore, the DBT felt appropriate at this point to assess and analyze in consultation with all stake-holders the 4P's- Progress, Promises, Problems and Plans for future.
In this connection a strategy meet was organized on August 31, 2015 at NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad.
The minister of science and technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan presided over the meeting. The meeting was attended by the directors and senior faculty of DBT aided autonomous institutes and other senior experts across the country. Besides that, the members of the civil society, secretary and all officers of DBT were present. Strategies for boosting biotech industry, stem cell research, genome engineering, computational biology and drug discovery were outlined at the this strategy meet on biotechnology.
In his opening address, Dr K Vijay Raghavan, secretary, DBT gave an overview and detailed assessment of the impact over the years and highlighted how DBT has contributed significantly through its efforts towards supporting key missions, spear heading cutting edge research, building Institutional and human resource capacity, forging industry academic partnership, leveraging international strength through collaborations and guiding policy thinking and analysis.