The Science & Technology Section
Enlarge image Germany expands nanotechnology funding with new action plan (© dpa - Report) Indo-German cooperation in Science and Technology is a defining pillar of our bilateral relationship. India and Germany maintain a highly dynamic academic exchange and a vast array of bilateral research projects to jointly develop the technologies of the future. Today, German is the most popular foreign language among Indian students and graduates. In terms of scientific output across all subjects, Germany is India's second largest collaborator worldwide. For Indian scientists working abroad, Germany is among the top three destinations in the world.
So far, more than 2000 joint projects have been successfully completed, resulting in more than 7000 exchanges of scientists, more than 2000 joint scientific publications and more than 400 Indo-German workshops and seminars. At present, more than 170 projects are being implemented.
So far, India's top researchers have earned 1680 prestigious Humboldt fellowships, placing India among the top three countries in the world.
DAAD scholarships for India have increased by 30% in the decades from 1999-2009. In the year 2009, 1107 Indians were funded by DAAD to pursue higher education or conduct research in Germany. In the period from 1999-2009 more than 7,520 Indian students & researchers have got an opportunity to carry out their studies or research in Germany under the umbrella of DAAD-programmes.