The government has granted Rs 11 crore to the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur for conducting homeopathy research under the ‘Ayush’ project.
“With this money, we can buy instruments for our laboratory which is named after famous homeopath Dr Bhola Chakraborty,” India.com quoted IIEST Director Prof Ajoy Kumar Roy as saying.
“The laboratory will give stress on bio-physics, bi-chemistry-based research and dedicated towards understanding science which is trusted by many,” he said. “The Ayush ministry had suggested that we name the Centre after a renowned physician who has made his state proud and hence we named it after Dr Bholanath Chakraborty,” he added.
IIEST, formerly known as BESU, is already one of the best engineering institutes. It would be among the top ten if the faculty strength is augmented, said Roy. “As per the recent MHRD ranking, we are above almost all IITs in the country. This is not a small thing considering fund constraints but we know that the MHRD is hard pressed with new institutes coming up,” he said.
While talking about the students he said, “Our students have prepared a project on Siachen which talks about a combined international research Centre at high altitude in the border area and this can be a solution to Indo-Pak tension.” “We will present the project report to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Roy added.