Dr. Manmohan Singh, the first prime minister to be elected as the General President of the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) for 2012-13, on Saturday, announced that India will come up with a new science and technology policy this year. Dr. Manmohan Singh, overwhelmed by the gesture of the ISCA governing panel to appoint him as the president, took his responsibility and pointed the government’s total support and commitment to Indian science as it passed through a critical decade of innovation.

New Science And Technology Policy

“Science for shaping the future of India.’’ shall theme this year’s Congress, quoted Dr. Singh, and also declared a special offering for 100 doctoral research fellowships each year to be started under a public private partnership between Ministry of Science and Technology and the Confederation of Indian Industries. While focusing on the events and new initiatives, he said that the the Union would publish 100 high impact a book on discoveries of Indian science in the past 100 years and a Hall of Fame in cyberspace to showcase its global contributions.