Cabinet approves 5 year extension of Biomedical Research Career Programme

The Union Cabinet approved the extension of the Biomedical Research Career Programme and Wellcome Trust (WT)/DBT India Alliance beyond its initial 10-year term to a new five year phase. The extension is carried for its new 5 year phase from 2019-20 to 2023-24 with the Department of Biotechnology increasing its commitment to two times that of WT. The total financial implication will be Rs 1092 crore with DBT and WT. In this new phase, the programme will aim to strengthen clinical research and work for addressing important health challenges for India.

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