Science and Engineering Board – UPSC Prelims

Science and Engineering Board(SERB):
  • Nodal Ministry: SERB is a statutory body established in 2009. It functions under the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • Chaired by: It is chaired by the Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Science and Technology. Further, it has other senior government officials and eminent scientists as members.
  • Mandate: It was set up for promoting basic research in science and engineering. The SERB also provides financial assistance to scientists, academic institutions, Research and Development laboratories, industrial concerns, and other agencies for such research. Implementation of “National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project(NCRMP)”.