The DBT Nodal Cell was set up in Tezpur University in 2009 with the main objective of creating a healthy research environment in North Eastern region, by bringing together physicians & scientists on a common platform to develop multidisciplinary research programs on diseases and ailments common to the region. These objectives are being taken forward through the two following projects:
1. "Development/Upgrading Infrastructure in Medical Colleges in North Eastern States of India", Sanctioned: 2009, Amount: Rs.4000.00 Lakhs (Rupees four thousand lakhs only).
The Development/Upgrading Infrastructure in Medical Colleges in North Eastern States of India programme has created some of the best equipped labs in the NER which are moving towards offering diagnostics specific to the NE and upgrade patient services, so that patients do not have to go outside the region for specific diagnosis& prophylaxis.
2. "Research Grant to support MD/MS thesis", Sanctioned : 2011 Amount: Rs. 450.00 Lakh
(Rupees four hundred and fifty lakhs only).
The Research grants to support MD/MS-thesis to Medical Students in North-Eastern Region programme is targetted towards encouraging postgraduate research in medical colleges involving valid scientific hypothesis using modern biology/molecular biology/biotechnological tools on various themes dealing with human health/ infectious diseases/chronic diseases.