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Manipal Advanced Research Group

The Manipal Advanced Research Group (MARG) was formed in early 2006 as an incubation centre specialising in initiating and promoting fundamental research in the physical sciences and related interdisciplinary areas.

 

MARG comprises:

Chair: Pro Chancellor Dr H S Ballal

Vice Chair: Prof. M D Nalapat, UNESCO Peace Chair at Manipal & Director, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University

Convener: Dr Mohini Gupta

 

Executive Director: Vice Chancellor Dr H Vinod Bhat

Advisor :  Prof. Y K Gambhir

Advisor:  Prof. Gottfried Münzenberg

 

With its unique profile, the intention was to plant the seed and build a strong foundation for R&D in the basic sciences through innovative schemes and research programmes. Given the wide variety of expertise available at Manipal University this initiative also sought to establish synergies between fundamental research in the natural (physical) sciences and engineering.

 

In 2011-2012, the Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences was created under MARG and is now a Centre of Excellence under Manipal University.

 

In 2013, MARG launched the Science, Technology and Security Forum (STSf) devoted to the impact of science & technology on national security and geopolitics.  

 

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Persons involved and their affiliations within MU

Active collaborations with partner institutions in the EU and Argentina are facilitated by the first grant secured by Manipal University under the Marie Curie scheme through the European community’s Seventh Framework Programme of Research and Technological Development (FP7).  The project entitled “Dynamics of Weakly Bound Quantum Systems”  is represented by an international mix of atomic and nuclear physicists engaged in investigating a range of experimental and theoretical questions. Duration of project is from 2011-2015.

The project brings together international experts in atomic physics, physical and computational chemistry and nuclear physics.

Concluded on 1st May 2015.

Prof. M Gupta, Convener, MARG and national network co-ordinator.

Dr Santosh C, Head, Centre for Atomic and Molecular Physics

 

In 2012, The Manipal Advanced Research Group gave birth to the Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences, a Centre of Excellence at Manipal University

 

 

 

In 2013, MARG launched the Science, Technology and Security Forum (STSf) devoted to the impact of science & technology on national security and geopolitics. 

 

Science, technology, security, geopolitics. Students and faculty from the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations contribute to the website in various capacities. Eminent scientists from the Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences also contribute to the effort.

 

Prof. M D Nalapat, UNESCO Peace Chair at Manipal; Vice Chairperson, Manipal Advanced Research Group, Manipal    University;  Director of the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations.

 

Dr H Vinod Bhat, Executive Director, Manipal Advanced Research Group, Manipal University and Vice Chancellor of Manipal University. 

 

Dr Mohini Gupta, Convener, Manipal Advanced Research Group, Manipal University and  Director, Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences, Centre of Excellence at Manipal University. 

 

Mr Bhaskar Roy, Guest Faculty at Manipal Advanced Research Group and a New Delhi based strategic analyst.

 

Ms Dhanasree Jayaram, Project Associate, Manipal Advanced Research Group and PhD student at Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University.

About STSf

 

The Manipal Advanced Research Group (MARG) at Manipal University has launched the Science, Technology and Security Forum (STSf) website, which is intended to provide a platform to the larger strategic, academic, diplomatic and scientific community to participate in debates on matters impacting international security with a particular focus on Asia and in particular, India. The need for such a forum has its origin in the necessity to integrate scientists and technologists with the matrix of decision-making in matters of policy.

It is intended that STSf will present authoritative and expert analyses, opinions and assessments that could give direction and thrust to future policy. This may include recommendations for fast-tracking targeted growth in relevant emerging technologies. Developments in the rest of the world, particularly Asia, will be assessed and examined for their impact on India’s national security and foreign policy. As Asia, and in particular India, is poised to play the keystone role on the world stage, the time has come to revisit and pro-actively assess its stated position on all matters impacting security from an objective India-centric viewpoint, keeping in mind the larger Asian and therefore necessarily global security scenario.

Visit the website at http://stsfor.org/

 

Contact us

 

MARG

Email Id: marg@manipal.edu

Located at : Third floor, University Building, Manipal University, Manipal

Administrative office : +91 820-2922613 / 0820-2922800

 

STSf

Website: http://stsfor.org/

Email Id: editor@stsfor.org