The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) is jointly organising the 2nd Leadership Development in Science & Technology (LEADS) Programme-2024.

Key points:

The objective of the course is to equip future science and technology leaders with skills in the field of science, technology and innovation. It is designed for scientists who have the potential to play a leadership role in the future. The aim of LEADS 2024 is to build the capacity of participants and prepare them for the challenges faced in leadership positions. It focuses on the following areas:

  • Scientific leadership
  • Administration
  • Establishment
  • HR/Vigilance
  • Management
  • Financial Management
  • Accounting & Audit
  • Legal matters
  • Parliamentary  Affairs
  • Right To Information (RTI) Matters, etc.

Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

  • INSA is the highest scientific institution of India. It was established in 1935 and serves as the apex body that promotes science in India.

 National Centre for Good Governance NCGG

  • NCGG is an autonomous institution established by the Government of India in 2014. Its focus is on capacity building and improving governance practices in the country.
  • Good Governance Day is celebrated annually in India on December 25th,the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee since 2014.
  • The INSA-NCGG 1st Leadership Development Programme in Science & Technology (LEADS)-2023 was a resounding success, accomplishing its objectives of nurturing future leaders in the scientific community.

About LEADS:

  • The Leadership Development Programme in Science and Technology (LEADS) is designed for individuals working in the field of science and technology in various laboratories. 
  • It is a first-of-its-kind joint initiative of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), and the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) for the scientific fraternity. 
  • The program aimed to prepare scientists for leadership positions and challenges in the Indian Science ecosystem. 
  • The programme’s main objective is to expose future science & technology leaders to different aspects of administration. 
  • The programme is designed for the mid-career scientists of age group 40–50 years and enables them to assume leadership roles in future in the field of Science and Technology. 
  • It is open to scientists with promising research/administrative credentials from various scientific institutions like DST, DBT, CSIR, ICMR, DAE, DRDO, ICAR, and other academic and research institutions.          

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age between 40 – 50 years 
  • Evidence of contributions to innovation, such as patents, publications, or successful project implementations 
  • Have a minimum of three years of experience in administrative matters 
  • Recognition or awards for achievements in the field of Science & Technology 
  • Candidates who have current supervisory or project management responsibilities or candidates who have current lead responsibilities over a laboratory or research project(s)

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