The Commonwealth Science and Technology Academy and Research thought eh
institutions function under its banner will soon attempt to bolster research.
It was announced by A Kalanidhi their Vice Chairman. A P J Abulkalam, Former
President in his key note address said that faculties with initiatives
were important to promote quality
research .He was pointing out that
individual professors in the
reputes institution were responsible for
promoting excellence in teaching in those institutions .He was citing
increasing the efficiency of a solar Photovoltaic cell from 15% to 45 % using composite as a base with carbon
nano tube which could make significant impact on Energy dependence. Kalam emphasized that
it was important to promote research that that can take up the challenges face
by the Indian Populace.