1. Souvenir, 2008
HUMAN RESOURCE & DEVELOPMENT
[Souvenir & Events] | Oct 2004 to March 2008
2. Souvenir, 2008
3. Souvenir, 2008
Demand of IISER in Bihar: from 2004 to Present: A Report
This proposal for establishment of a national institute has been prepared to put
forward the demand for an Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
(IISER) in the state of Bihar. In the past the Govt. of India took initiative to open
National Institute of Science (NISC) across the country as a measure to reform /
improve status of Science education and Research. The present government has
taken initiative to start. IISER and NISER, but in the scheme of things, the claim of
Bihar state has again been neglected. Though the Hon’ble President of India has also
stressed the need of establishing such an institution in the state in his address to
joint session of Parliament, it is tragedy of the circumstances that our leaders and
government have not given due attention to the need of the state of Bihar.
In pursuance of the above demand several individual and organizational efforts
have been made . Several petition were submitted and delegations met the
Ministers of the G.O. I. and state government .Bihar Brains , an organization of
technocrats , Scientists and academicians located in the country as well as
outside India formed a core committee to draft the present proposal ( the
details are given in appendices).
The proposal is divided into following sections and all the relevant documents have
been placed in the appendices.
2. Special Features of IISER / NISER (2.1 to 2.8)
3. Why the state of Bihar urgently needs such an institute (3.1 to 3.9)
4. Conclusion and modalities of establishing the Institute.
5. Appendix – I to XX.
4. Souvenir, 2008
Proposal for Indian Institute of Science Education and
Research (IISER) in the State of Bihar
The Government of India, recently through the Ministry of Human Resource
Development (MHRD) and based on the recommendation of the Scientific advisory
Council to the Prime Minister, announced to open Indian Institute of Science
Education and Research (IISER). Accordingly three IISERs each at Kolkata, Pune,
and Chandigarh have been opened by the government. There has been media report
that the fourth IISER will be going to open at Kanpur. At present two IISERs,at Pune
and Kolkata, are functional and have started its activities.
The central government came to realize the importance of science education and
research to improve scientific caliber of the technical manpower of the country.
India needs scientists for which Centre of excellence are required to provide training
in sciences to youngsters. But most of the young brains are reluctant to choose basic
sciences as their career due to unsecured future. This matter of national concern was
pointed by the then Minister for Human Resource Development, on the occasion of
the golden Jubilee function of UGC. His observation was as under
quot;The undergraduate education in pure sciences is a matter of serious concern. We
are going to face shortage of good researchers in a few years time particularly in
our premier research institutes in the field of Atomic Energy, Space, Bio-
technology, Energy, Oil exploration, Communication and so on. We will have to
focus at 10+2 level and quot;catch them youngquot; for integrated 5 years teaching
programme with a possibility of exit after three yearsquot;.
The Formal announcement for setting up of National Institute of Science, NISc was
made by the President of India on December 28, 2003 on occasion of the concluding
ceremony of the Golden Jubilee of the UGC.
Now the government of India has initiated the concept of IISER. And, on August 28,
2006 hon'ble PM laid foundation stone of National Institute of Science Education and
Research (NISER), a modified name of NISc, in Orissa. NISER is also supposed to be
similar to IISER in aims and objectives.
In the next section we are giving in detail the important features of IISER / NISER.
2. Features of IISER/NISER:
Establishment of IISER/NISER can be taken as a unique step to safeguard declining
state of science education in the country. These institutes have been patterned after
the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, in terms of high quality research in
basic science and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in terms of teaching and
education. Some of the important and special features of IISER can be observed as
5. Souvenir, 2008
2.1 Autonomous Status: IISER will be an autonomous institute under the Ministry
of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. It will serve as
research centre of the highest caliber and will provide teaching as well as
research training of excellent quality in the basic science subjects. However,
NISER will function under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) with course
patterns similar to that of IISER.
2.2 Flexible Integrated Academic Programms: IISER will offer 5-years
integrated Masters and post-bachelors and post-Masters Ph.D. programs.
Beside this, doors for the integrated programs will be open for all those
students graduating in science from different universities. The integrated
programme will be flexible and student has option to leave this after taking
master degree after four years, if they are not willing to pursue doctoral
program. Also, a M.Sc. degree holder from outside can get direct entry into PhD
program of the IISER. There will be options and opportunities for the post-
doctoral and research positions. Students will get scholarship on the basis of
merit. Obviously there will be three entry points to IISER. The degrees
awarded would be:
a. Integrated 5-year Masters Curriculum following class XII of our
school /Inter college system (or its equivalent)
b. Post B.Sc. integrated Ph.D. curricula (i.e. M.Sc and Ph.D)
c. Ph.D. programme after M.Sc or equivalent degree
2.3 Multidisciplinary nature of IISER: IISER will provide multidisciplinary
science education and specialization. Traditional borders will be highly
flexible. The academic programmes will be semester wise with options for
specialization in multiple disciplines of basic sciences based on a flexible credit
system. There will be exceptional teaching and research talents which will be
bolstered by state of the art research laboratories, library and computational
facilities. Comprehensive core courses will be provided in the first two years
of the program in all areas of basic sciences, viz. chemical, physical,
mathematical and biological sciences; following which, students can branch
out to contemporary areas of interdisciplinary research.
2.4 Additional courses: Additional courses in the interdisciplinary areas of earth,
agriculture, energy and environmental science, computer and system sciences
and engineering sciences, along with courses in Humanities / Social Sciences,
Computational Science with modern numerical methods will be an integral part
of the programme. Full time research, technical project or specialized training
during the final one and half years of the integrated Masters programme
leading to a dissertation will be mandatory.
2.5 Center for R&D: Apart from classroom instructions, IISER will equip students
with skills of other areas such as scientific inquiry, problem solving,
communication skills, computational sciences, electronics and instrumentation,
workshop and glass blowing practices. IISER will be an institute of international
standards and provide research opportunities in the frontier areas of science
2.6 Intake: The full fledged IISER will accommodate more than 2,000 students in
integrated master, doctoral and post doctoral programme, with about 200
excellent faculty members.
6. Souvenir, 2008
2.7 Financial Support: Adequate financial support in the form of freeship and
scholarship will be provided to students.
Obviously, this new initiative of central government to popularize and pave
science education and research will produce excellent scientific manpower
throughout the country and lead to development of quality infrastructure,
industry and other related developments in the native state of institution.
2.8 Benefits and Importance of IISER
One of the most important features of the course pattern of IISER is that it will
be multi- disciplinary in nature. Multidisciplinary education in science will be
helpful in developing flexible cognitive style and will train students for wide
range of potential, for gaining excellence in multiple fields. It has been seen
that the process of getting specialization becomes faster after adequate
multidisciplinary training. This will develop specialization in students at higher
levels of study or at work place. Such difference from traditional science
education will increase possibility of student motivation and aptitude. It is like
making Jack of all trades and master of many trades. Sometimes becoming
jack of all trades is better than mastering one because it makes you master of
integration, association, and conceptualization which bring distinctive
specialization in future. If we see the list of polymaths e.g. Leonardo da Vinci,
who was engineer, physician, painter, inventor, musician, astrologer, alchemist
and architect, it is very easy for one to imbue that they were mastering many
disciplines, capable in integrating knowledge of different trades and had shown
unique convergence with diverging skills .Fortunately, land of Bihar has also
given many polymaths among which name of Chanakya is well known, but this
land has been kept blanked with in the national scene and IISER will be, a
setup with hope to produce pundits of sciences.
One can easily feel the importance and impact of such institutes in our own
state. Of course opening of such institute will give new directions to students,
create scientific inclination and appetite for science education but place of
establishment of such institutes decides many things such as distribution of
national educational fund, regional developments etc that are matter of national
3. Why the State of Bihar needs NISc/NISER/ IISER?
The decision to open such institutes at the places where there is already a high
concentration of central institutes will further widen regional imbalances and
developmental pattern will be highly skewed in favor of the metropolitan areas of the
Nation which has never been our long term objective. Our National objective has
been equitable share in the developmental efforts to of all parts of our country.
As per statistics (appendix - IV) Bihar is one of the most ignored states since
independence. Bihar has been receiving least central funds for education and
hence it is at the back bench in matters of education and research. The states of
Bihar and Jharkhand have been the biggest revenue generators and made lion
contribution in centrally collected excise, vat and direct taxes. Our savings in the
7. Souvenir, 2008
banks (Deposits) is one of the largest as compared to other states. Then why do we
have the least share in the national pie. It is our natural right that if any national
program is mooted we must have the share in the program first. So let it be in the
case of the national programme of Indian Institute of Science & Education Research.
There has to be serious planning with sustained action and monitoring by
government for next 20 years to join the vanguard of developed states. Bihar is
completely devoid of National and central Institutes. Excellent centers of education
and research in the area of S&T are urgently required as developments in S&T
stimulate developments in other areas too. In addition to this, there are more valid
reasons to open NISC/IISER/NISER; however, we emphasize here a few of them as
3.1 Bihar is deserted of National and Centrally Funded Educational R and D.
Institutions: In the name of national institute, Bihar has a National Institute of
Technology which is in infancy. It is well known that in Bihar there is not a
single institution like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of
Management (IIM), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Indian
Statistical Institute (ISI), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Research
Laboratories of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Laboratory
of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Central University
or other institutes of national and international reputes. One can find list of
institutes of national repute at
3.2. Bihar needs Local Research & Development facility: The pitiful state of
affairs with existing educational institutes in Bihar is that their research and
development activities have come to a grinding halt. Govt. of India has
established Knowledge Commission. In what capacity Bihar will join such
avenues for national and global race? How a Bihari can contribute in it and take
benefit from it? Without research and quality education, how one can think to
grow, develop and become prosperous? One may argue that institutes like IIT,
IIIT, NIS, IISC, IIM, and ISI are accepting students on merit from all over
India, and it does not matter if these Institutes are not situated in Bihar. In the
wider sense, it is acceptable and if a student from Bihar comes in merit list
he/she can get admission anywhere in India, but local spin-offs of Central
Universities will be totally absent. Local spin offs of big Institutes are numerous
and important. The existence of educational institutes of repute in proximity
increases awareness among people for the quality education. It works as node
for interaction and transmission of knowledge among aspirants, teachers and
local people. It procures lot of benefits to faculties of nearest colleges and
universities. The chances of getting higher education and training for faculty
members of other local colleges, universities will increase. This will improve
their quality which will be further beneficial for the students getting education
under them. Lot of teachers working in different universities of Bihar do not
avail training program and quality improvement program because such facilities
are available in the reputed institutes far away from their working place. The
presence of big institutes also improves inclination for research among
employed faculties. At present research orientation among college or university
teachers in Bihar is rare. If some teachers are active in research, it is painful for
them to get research materials. For that they need to visit institutes in places
8. Souvenir, 2008
like Varanasi, Allahabad, Delhi, and Kolkata which are not near. Traveling to
these Institutes takes time, money and willpower which can not be naturally
expected from all the research aspirants. The result of such difficulties is that
very few faculty members manage to do research and thus fail to improve
themselves and one can not expect quality teaching from them. Under such
circumstances teachers have to rely on their own experience of knowledge
which in turn compels teachers to run under the strategy of chalk & talk- rote-
routine which is never good in university education. Availability of big
Institutions locally can tackle these problems and inspire or open eyes of both
the teachers and the taught.
3.3 Big Institutes supports and accelerate Industrialization in the Local
area: Big Institutes attract industries. It can be observed in all places where
big institutes are situated. The relation between companies and big institutes of
S &T is like that of bee and flower. Companies always like to open their
branches near such institutes for technical collaboration. So establishment of
big educational and research institute is an open invitation for companies
resulting in new job openings as well as local overall developments.
3.4 It will help in stopping brain drain (internal and external): The existence
of big institute can stop brain drain which is essential for developing Bihar. Of
course, many people from Bihar are getting higher educations and are doing
well in different areas of scientific research, medical, engineering etc. Such
people also aspire to live in Bihar and have a plan to do something for their
home state. But they are unable to show their worth because suitable place for
the growth of their merit, genius and capability within Bihar does not exist.
3.5 Establishment of NISc/IISER in Bihar will be a step to reduce regional
imbalance and increase funding to Bihar: There is a great regional
imbalance in the distribution of national institutes and national funds available
for education to different states. Bihar is one of the most neglected states.
Since independence there have been developments of many institutes in the
southern India in comparison to northern part and they are more or less
uniformly distributed. [Appendix IV]
3.6 It is a big socio-political decision: Establishment of NISc/ IISER in Bihar will
be a big political decision. In the eye of central government present educational
environment of Bihar is not conducive for the establishment of such institutes.
Also, neighboring states are in race for getting NISc/IISER. In the light of the
decision of Central Govt. to promote science education and research, we people
of Bihar should come forward to drive home the point that for modernization
and industrialization of Bihar quality science and technical education is
indispensable. Also if the Indian state follows the principle of equitable
development as per our constitution, then why Bihar will be allowed to languish
in backwardness and poverty.
3.7 Hon'ble President's vision for Bihar: On March 28, 2006, while addressing
joint session of legislatures of Bihar and also Bihar Chamber of Commerce,
Hon'ble President, Dr. Abdul Kalam emphasized the matter of establishment of
IISER in Bihar as observed under:
9. Souvenir, 2008
“Institutions of Advanced Learning in Bihar : The Human Resource
Development Ministry may consider the creation of an Indian Institute of
Technology in Bihar for promoting high quality technical education and
research in Bihar and ten state of the art skill development technical institutes
. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for Patna has already been
approved by the government. There is need to establish high quality medical
education and research institute very fast. In addition, all the universities and
their affiliated colleges in Bihar must progressively get themselves ISO
certified. The Bihar Government may also consider the establishment of a few
private sector advanced institutions at four or five key locations so that they
can become benchmark and competitor for government institutions”.
(Part of the 10 point prescription for the development of Bihar by Hon'ble President
Dated March 28, 2006)
3.8 Bihar Comes under BIMARU state in India Science Report: Bihar shares
higher percentage of non-scientific and technical workforce of the country. In
the India Science Report Bihar comes under BIMARU group of states and keeps
8.9% of non scientific and non-technical workforce of the country. As per India
Science Report 2005, the number of students from Bihar migrating to other
states for the higher studies in science may be somewhere less than 0.6%. This
happens due to imbalance in distribution of such institutes. Getting higher
education outside is costlier and every aspirant cannot afford it despite his/her
will to continue higher education in science. Such migration of student also
leads to the development of infrastructure to states where they study. The
establishment of such institute will increase percentage of students from Bihar
seeking higher education in science. The unavailability of institutes like IISER of
higher education and research also forbid students from other parts of the
country to come here for education. This dispels Bihar from national and
international educational streams and state remains known for its ugly faces to
the rest the country.
Based on such observations Bihar must get a NISc/IISER. Bihar has a rich
legacy in the field of Science, Mathematics and Arts. In early period It had
International University of Nalanda fame. Bihar has produced Giants in the area
of scientific research, literature and arts such as Aryabhatt, Vanbhatt, Panini,
Chanakya, Jai Shankar Prasad, Rahul Sankritayan and their likes. However, at
present Bihar is not credited for its golden past and deliberately denied for
opportunities that can restore our capacity and prosperity. We fell behind in
national stream largely due to such ignorance. It has been argued by many
policy makers that Bihar does not deserve institute likes IISER/NISER on the
ground of downhill journey of our higher education system. We accept that the
status of our higher education system is on the downhill path but when we
introspect to find out the reasons, the root causes comes out to be ignorance,
deprived of opportunities to develop, poor allocation of central funds on our
education etc. Despite such persistent ignorance academics from Bihar has
made great success in many fields. The teaching of science is being done in the
local universities but research is partially absent. Research requires resources
which is not available. So denial of IISER/NISER like institutes on the basis of
our poor research and education condition is totally baseless and is like an old
well known saying in Hindi that
10. Souvenir, 2008
The Areas In Which Headways Have Been Made By Researchers
In the different state run universities such as Patna University, BRA Bihar University,
Mithila University, Magadh University Bhagalpur University, Rajendra Agriculture
University considerable headway has been made in the different areas of physical
and applied sciences. In PU, much quality work has been done in the area of Bio-
Tech and Genetics. In Physical Sciences, notable progress has been made in
nanotechnology in Patna University. Researchers and teachers serving in these
universities have published several important papers in reputed national and
international journals. Many papers have been published in the field of Artificial
Satellites dynamics as well as in the dynamics of three body systems in Mathematics
Department of BRA Bihar University (under D.S.T. project) and there has been
considerable work in the field of few body systems and astrophysics in Patna
University itself. There is also running master level course in Electronic Science
under BRA Bihar University. Establishment of IISER can add a professional value to
such courses. Very important research has been done in the field of solar energy and
Material Sciences in Mithila University. In our agricultural research center many new
varieties of rice, potato and other agro-product has been developed. In physical
sciences theoretical work in the area of nuclear physics and quantum mechanics is of
high standard. Major progress has been made in studies of environment and fishes.
There may be many other noteworthy developments in the Universities of Bihar. A
good number of our alumni are placed in important International centers of R.
& D. in India and abroad ( e.g. NASA , M.I. T. , Maryland Univ., Space
Observatories (UK) etc. ).A good number of them are contributing their lot through
the organizations like BiharBrains
What the committee likes to suggest is that we have conducive environment to
flourish institutes like NISER/IISER. In reality, absence of such institutes has
sidelined merits as they did not get opportunity to flourish. If institute like IISER/
NISER is opened in the state many people from Bihar who are doing work outside
can return to contribute for the mother state.
As pointed above, there is an urgent need of the time that an Institute of Excellence
be established in Bihar with the sole objective of rigorous training for Degrees at
BSc, MSc and M.Phil level and for doing world class research in the field of Science &
Technology, we find ourselves best suited for. The fields in which some nascent
activities have been shown can become the trend setter for guiding PhD scholars and
for Post-doctoral research. Once the central facilities of Library and Computers are
established and once a rigorous method of evaluation and choosing citation index as
the measuring scale for the research scholars are adopted, there should be a rapid
growth of original and innovative research. The need for Indian Institute of Science
& Education Research is well established in this presentation. After establishment of
IISER there will be development of specialized laboratories for research at higher
levels in different areas of sciences.
11. Souvenir, 2008
• Government of Bihar will have to provide about 250 acres of land at nominal
rate which must be reasonably accessible by air and rail. It must also provide
access road, drinking water, insure electricity supply etc.
• The central government will provide financial outlay of around Rs. 500.00
crores for a period of five years. This financial outlay has already been
promised to the two institutes in Kolkata and Pune by central government.
• Integrated campus with housing for faculty, hostel for students, guesthouse
for visiting teachers and scientists as well as sports facilities.
• The projected strength of this IISER in the next five years will be about 1500
students and 150 faculty members.
We therefore request the Govt of Bihar to urgently take up
the demand to the Govt. of India and We the core Committee members will
provide our full cooperation and support to the process at various levels
12. Souvenir, 2008
Appendix – I
LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE CORE COMMITTEE
(Set up by BiharBrains)
Local Members (Resident of Bihar)
13. Souvenir, 2008
14. Souvenir, 2008
15. Souvenir, 2008
16. Souvenir, 2008
The above committee held its three consecutive meetings at department of Physics,
Patna University,Patna. Based on discussion and written reports, previous
applications and articles, included in appendix, submitted by many members, final
reports have been compiled and then ratified by all members unanimously. This
report also includes reports by following members
i. “Vision document” of Dr. Vijay Singh (TIFR, Mumbai) who later submitted
his report to BiharBrains.
ii. Report of Dr. Manish Kumar Jha, member of the core committee
iii. Report of Dr. Sudhir Ranjan, Pittsburg, member of the core committee
17. Souvenir, 2008
IV. Report of Dr. Rajkishore Prasad, member of the core committee
We do feel that this report satisfies the objectives of the committee for which it was
formed. We all members of the committee hereby submit this report to BiharBrains
and do hope that BiharBrains will submit this report to the govt of Bihar and
thereafter Bihar government will go ahead to bring an NISc/ IISER/NISER for Bihar.
Signatures of the members
18. Souvenir, 2008
Appendix – II
Chronology of Efforts Made By Bihar Brains
Dr. RajKishore Prasad, Lecturer University Department of Electronic Science, BRA
Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, (At present a post-doctoral research fellow of JSPS,
TOKYO, JAPAN) started demand of NISc/IISER for Bihar in 2004 and has been
continuously raising the issue at different levels. On August 13, 2004 he sent first
letter to the hon'ble president making demand for a NISc for Bihar. The copy of the
same was sent to all mentioned in the application it is also placed in the directory of
BiharBrains. In Jan 2006, Dr. Raj Kishore Prasad raised this issue in the BiharBrains
requested the group members raise the issue at wider level. Dr. Prasad submitted
his reports to the group and is actively running with the issue. Then BiharBrains is
taking up this matter and started a campaign for the demand of NISC-IISER in Bihar
in various levels and fronts. BiharBrains discuss this issue on the group mails with
members from across the world and make further strategies and plan. This can be
appreciated by the following
Chronology of events for the Demand of NISC-IISER in Bihar
1. August 13, 2004: Dr. Rajkishore Prasad sent first letter to the Hon'ble
President, then chief minister of Bihar and all other mentioned in letter for the
establishment of National Institute of Science (NISc). [See Appendix V]
2. NDA led central government stepped down and matter of NISc became
pending. On 28.09.2005 UPA led government announced to open Indian
Institute of Science for Education and Research (IISER) at Pune and Kolkata.
3. Dr. Raj Kishore joined BB and also initiated discussion on the same in the
BiharBrains on 24th Jan, 2006. Details are available at the group's website
4. Jan 28, 06: Direct letter by Raj Kishore to the newly elected chief minister of
Bihar and forwarded copy to all others addressed in the letter. Copy of the
letter was also forwarded to BiharBrains, different newspapers and members of
scientific advisory committee to PM. [Appendix VI]
5. Feb.09, 2006: same letter was posted by Raj Kishore (from Tokyo, Japan) to
hon'ble PM, India
6. March 13, 2006: There has been confusion over the issue of NISc and IISER.
So Dr. Rajkishore Prasad also added proposal for IISER in the above letter and
sent to hon'ble President, PM, CM Bihar and all other mentioned in the letter.
Copy of the same was sent to BB and to Shri. Bikramaditya. Bibhuti (Global
Chairman of BiharBrains) [Appendix V]
7. March 23, 06: Formal request for the meeting with Minister Science
&Technology was sent by Shri. Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Chairman, BiharBrains to
discuss on the following agenda;
19. Souvenir, 2008
• Demand for NISC/IISER in Bihar,
• Role of NRIs in the development of Bihar,
On the same day indirect call from Minister was accepted by Sri Bikramaditya
to hold meet with him on March 30, 2006. ) [Appendix VIII]
8. March 28, 2006: Hon'ble President stressed need of IISER and IIT for Bihar
while, addressing joint session of legislatures of Bihar which was forwarded in
group by Dr. Prasad to accelerate the matter.) [Appendix IX]
9. March 30,06: Meeting with Hon’ble Minister,Science & Technology, Govt of
Bihar with a team led by Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya comprising Prof BK Sharma ,
Prof RK Sinha, Prof UNL Mathur for the Demand of NISC /IISER in Bihar and
role of NRIS in the development of Bihar. The memorandum was submitted in
support of NISC /IISER in Bihar. In the meeting serious discussions were held
on the various aspects of establishing NISC /IISER and other research institutes
In that meeting A memorandum BBSC/Gov/02/06-07 was given. [Appendix
10. Resolution of the meeting:
a. BB will form core committee for the demand of NISC/IISER in Bihar. The
committee will give its report in one month time.
b. BB will organize seminar for creating environment in Bihar for the
investors in the month of Nov, 06 in association with the Dept of Science
& Technology, Govt of Bihar. BB will invite NRIs /CEOs of
MNCs/Academicians in the same event and take ideas from them.
11. April 2, 2006: Dr. Rajkishore Prasad talked (through BBC) with Hon'ble union
minister S & T, Dr. Kapil Sibal making demand of NISc/IISER for Bihar. Hon'ble
minister replied in affirmative while commenting on poor conditions of existing
educational environment in Bihar
12. May 4, 06: A 51 member Core committee (32 from the state of Bihar and 19
from other parts of the world) was formed by BiharBrains. A notification for the
First meet of the Core committee was sent to all members. Dr SP Verma, EX-
HOD, Physics Deptt., Patna Science College was given the responsibility to act
as the coordinator of the Core committee. [Appendix XIII]
13. May 10, 06: BiharBrains organizes meeting of the First core committee
members held at the PG Dept of Physics, Patna University, Patna
14. May 25, 06: BiharBrains organized second meeting of the core committee.
15. Jun 1, 2006: An article by Dr. Prasad in Hindustan Hindi Dainik, Patna
16. July 13, 2006: Dr. Prasad met hon'ble Union Minister Sri Ram Vilash Paswan
as representative of BiharBrains in Japan to request to bring a NISc/ IISER in
Bihar and submitted a memorandum. The copy of the same has been submitted
20. Souvenir, 2008
to all other concerned mentioned in the application. Hon'ble minister promised
to bring an IISER in Bihar.Copy of the same has been sent to other VIPs
(Hon'ble President, Hon'ble CM and Deputy CM Bihar, Hon'ble Union Railways
Minister, Hon'ble Union Minister HRD, Sri Sharad Yadav, Hon'ble MP, Hon'ble
Union Minister for Rural Development, Hon'ble MP Sri G. Franandis, Hon'ble
Union Minster for state HRD. M.A. Fatami. [Appendix XIII]
17. An article by Dr. Rajkishore Prasad on his meeting with hon'ble union minister
which was published in many leading papers such as Bihar Times, Patna Daily,
Bharat Today etc [Appendix XVI].
18. Aug 28,2006 : Dr. Vijay Singh ( National Coordinator of Science Olympiads ,
Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education ,TIFR ,Mumbai) also send his
proposal “Vision document “ to BiharBrains to highlight this issue to the govt.
His document was accepted to include under BiharBrains chronology. Earlier he
also sent letter to the govt of Bihar for the demand of setting up of IISER in
Bihar. [ Appendix XVII]
19. Report by Dr. Manish Kumar Jha, Post Doctoral Researcher,KIGAM (A Govt.
R&D Lab.),Daejeon, South Korea and a member of core committee. [Appendix
20. Report by Dr. Sudhir Ranjan, USA, A member of the core Committee
21. Report by Dr. Rajkishore Prasad, A member of the core Committee [Appendix
22. Sept 24, 2006 An article by Dr. Rajkishore Prasad, Published in Manthan a
publication by Bihar Brains
23. Third and final core meet to finalize the draft: held on Nov 12, 2006 at
B.SC Lecture Theatre, Dept of Physics, Patna Science College, Patna.
Other Appendixes have given in full report. It can be downloaded from
21. Souvenir, 2008
Inter school level competition: March 25, 2006
Janipur (Sitamarhi) March 25, 2006: Inter school level competition was held at
JANIPUR Middle school. Mukhiya of the Village Sri Ram Kumar Mishra inaugurated
the function and Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Five
schools of the same village panchayat were attended and participated in the
competition. Prizes were distributed among students who got first and second prize
in the event of ganit daud, debate competition and singing. Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya
announced to appoint one teacher from BiharBrains because of the immediate need
of the math teacher in the school.
Mr. Sanjay Mandal (left sit) , with his Janipur Team
Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya Deliering lecture on Adventures Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya Deliering lecture on Adventures
Inter School Level Competition at Madhya Vidyalaya,
ofBB Pune membersMagadh Mahila College, Patna
Embedded system at at Hotel Raviraj, Pune
Members. ofBB Pune membersMagadh Mahila College, Patna
Embedded system at India
Janipur, Sitamarhi, Bihar,at Hotel Raviraj, Pune
For details, please visit: http://www.bbjanipurschool.blogspot.com/
22. Souvenir, 2008
Scholarship for poor students announced: March 21, 2006
Patna March 21, 2007: BiharBrains Scholastic Center, BBSC, Patna) announces
Special Talent Search program for the poor in the name of brave warrior of India,
Late Sri Anil Kumar Singh, IPS who died in an encounter with six armed robbers in
the Mumbai bound train at Patna last year on June 4,2006. In the moving train, on
seeing helpless passengers being robbed, Late Singh, unarmed, confronted the
robbers alone and in the process got shot. Risking his life, he held on to one of the
robber till help arrived. He saved fellow passengers but could not save his own life.
Sri Anil Kumar Singh, DIG retired from IPS (Bihar Cadre) in 2002 after a highly
decorated career. He was one of the most respected police officers of Bihar and was
practicing as a lawyer in Patna High Court after his retirement, providing free legal
help to the needy. The scholarship in his memory will be awarded to the meritorious
and needy poor children, studying in class 6th to 10th in Gov/Village schools of
As per plan, three Students will be selected from each of the class on the basis of
merit, demonstrated in a talent competition, to be held every year by Bihar Brains.
Each of the 15 students will get scholarship of Rs 250 every month for a full year
along with a prize of Rs.5000/- with a certificate to the best scorer of marks at Bihar
School Examination Board. The scholarship money to the tune of Rs.50000/-has
been donated by Late Singh's son, Siddhartha.
23. Souvenir, 2008
Patna Resource Center Inaugurated & Manthan Released: Feb 15, 2006
Patna, Feb 15, 2006: BiharBrains inaugurated its second center at Dept of Physics,
Patna Science College in association with Dept of Physics in the name of “Patna
Resource Center”, an extension branch of BB Scholastic center. In this occasion
BiharBrains released its first magazine “Manthan” and prizes and certificates were
awarded to the participants of Career counseling program, workshops on embedded
systems and Evening course on VLSI.
Following are the details of the program:
•Chief Guest: Sri K.K. Srivastava, Ex- Chief Secy Bihar was the chief guest on this
•Inaugurated by: Dr. J. Thakur, former Vice Chancellor, Patna University, Patna
•Other dignitaries: Dr. B.K. Srivastava famous Psychiatrists, Sri Amalendu Narayan
Sinha EX- Editor Hindustan Times, Dr. S.N. Guha (Principal Science College).
•Release of Manthan: Sri K.K. Srivastava released the first issue on Manthan and
• Ribbon cutting By Sri K.K. Srivastava: Ribbon cutting ceremony was held to
inaugurate BB resource center at Dept of Physics, Patna University in the presence of
•Coordinator of the event: Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya was the coordinator of the
event and Dr. B.K. Sharma presided over the function.
Mr. K.K. Srivastava, EX- Chief Secy, Bihar, Inaugural
Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya Deliering lecture on Adventures Ribbon Cutting ceremony: Sri K.K. lecture on Adventures
Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya Deliering Srivastava, Ex-Chief
ofBB Pune membersMagadh Mahila College, Patna
Embedded system at at Hotel Raviraj, Pune Secy, Pune membersMagadh Mahila College, Patna
ofBB Govt of Bihar at at Hotel Raviraj, Pune
24. Souvenir, 2008
Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya Deliering lecture on Adventures
Sri K.K. Srivastava, EX- Chief Secy, Bihar, Releasing Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya Deliering lecture on Adventures
Manthan Online Release by Sri K.K.Srivastava, Ex-
ofBB Pune membersMagadh Mahila College, Patna
Embedded system at at Hotel Raviraj, Pune ofBB Pune membersMagadh Mahila College, Patna
Embedded system at at
Manthan Chief Secy, Govt Of Bihar Hotel Raviraj, Pune
Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya Deliering lecture on Adventures Mr. Bibhutiin the function Deliering lecture on BB Patna
Gathering Bikramaditya with magazines of Adventures
ofBB Pune membersMagadh MahilaThakur Pune
Ribbon Cutting ceremony: Sri J. College,
Embedded system at at Hotel Raviraj, Patna ofBB Pune membersMagadh Mahila College, Patna
Embedded system at at Hotel Raviraj, Pune
25. Souvenir, 2008
Meeting with Hon’ble Science & Technology Minister: March 30, 2006
March 30, 06: A four member team of BiharBrains led by its chairman, Mr. Bibhuti
Bikramaditya met Hon’ble Minister S& T , Dr. Anil Kumar on March 30, 2006. The
main agenda was for the demand of NISC/IISER in Bihar the role of NRIs in the
development of Bihar.
Main excerpts of the meeting:
Serious discussions were held on the various aspects of establishing NISC and other
research institute in Bihar. It was decided that
1. BB will organize seminar for creating environment in Bihar for the investors in
the month of Nov, 06 in association with the Dept of Science & Technology,
Govt of Bihar.
2. BB will invite NRIs /CEOs of MNCs /Academicians in the same event and take
ideas from them.
3. Regarding IISER, Hon’ble Minister gave opinion to put proposal to govt for the
demand of IISER. The govt. will discus with central govt MHRD department
for its establishment. Govt is ready to provide land and other infrastructure
Prof BK Sharma, Prof RK SIhna, Prof UNL Mathur and Bibhuti Bikramaditya.
26. Souvenir, 2008
27. Souvenir, 2008
Malti Gauri Yojna for Village school announced: Aug 18, 2006
Janipur(Sitamarhi) Aug 18,2006: BB Organized meeting in Janipur on Aug
18,2006.The main agenda was to develop school in the village.
Main excerpts of the meeting:
1. Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya announced his decision to support his school where he
2. Tirpal for the kitchen where khichadi for students cooked. This was without shade
and whenever rain comes,, no khichadi is provided to those students
3. Desk /Benches: 6 desk and benches one sweeper for cleaning school claasrooms
4. Two needy and poor students got scholarship from biharbrains: 100 Rs. per month
against notebook and pen for 6 month for each 6
month, scholarship for those students will be reviewed if the performance of the
student is not good.
5. The school planned to organize programs in school for kids in the month of
November or December which will include 1 essay completion,2. Debate competition
3. Cultural program, 4. ganit daud etc.
Water Harvesting Project Demo: Dec24, 2006
Delhi, Dec24, 2006: Sri Alok Kumar Bihari, a member of BiharBrains in Delhi
presented his model of the project in presence of all local members of delhi in a
meeting on the arrival of Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya, chairman of BiharBrains . The
meeting was called by Sri Dhirendra kumar, Delhi representatives of BiharBrains. In
the meeting he put his idea of project whatever he did so far and also showed his
live demo at his house.
As per Scheme, the whole idea is to remove present “Nala” Drainage system. He
presented his model for solution which will also protect river water to become dirty
as well as stop water level decreasing tendency.
After long discussion, we decided Following
1. To support his model worldwide
2. BB will arrange meeting with CWRS, Patna (a unit of NIT for central water
research) to know the authenticity of his project which will help us to know
about the feasibility of his project.
3. His demo was already published by all newspapers and news channel “Aaj
tak/Aankhon Dekhi/Zee news etc. we decided that Mr. Ranjeet and Mr.
Dhirendra will hold once again meeting with fellow man for taking his
28. Souvenir, 2008
interviews on video on second week of Jan, 2007. His video will be uploaded
into Bihar Brains website.
4. After successful meeting with Scientist of CWRS, we can think about the
model of this project in delhi and we will give all support to him.
For the details, please click on
Telephonic Conversation With Hon’ble DYCM on Global Bihar Meet and
IISER in Bihar: Jan 6, 2007
Patna,Jan 6, 2007: Hon’ble Dy CM Bihar called on phone over the issue of global
meet and the establishment of IISER in Bihar. In a 15 minutes talk he expressed his
desire to talk to delegation of BiharBrains for the establishment of IISER in state. On
Global Bihar Meet, Mr. Bibhuti assured all possible help to Govt and informed him
that about 15 people of Bihar in different parts of India and abroad will be attending
Meeting with Hon’ble Minister for S & T on IISER : Jan 6, 2007
Patna,Jan 6, 2007: A meeting was held between BB members & minister of S&T
.The main agenda of meeting was to discuss on the progress of establishment of
IISER in the state.
Main excerpts of the meeting:
1. He informed that dept has already sent letter of proposal to secy, govt of Bihar
and Ministry of HRD, New Delhi.
2. He expressed his desire to give all possible action in the establishment of IISER in
29. Souvenir, 2008
BB Delegation Meet with Hon’ble DYCM on IISER & Global Bihar Meet: Jan
Patna, Jan8, 2007: A four member delegation of BiharBrains met Sri Sushil Kumar
Modi, Deputy Chief Minister, Govt of Bihar.The main agenda of the meeting was to
present the demand for establishment of Indian Institute of Science Education &
Research (IISER) and discussed its various facets.
Main excerpts of the meeting:
1. Hon’ble DY CM, Sri Sushil Kumar Modi assured the delegation that as he had a
scheduled meeting with Chief Minister on 9th Jan 2007, he would make it a point to
raise the issues presented in the memorandum with him.
2. The delegation stressed that it was high time for the state government to make it
a point to strongly demand the IISER in our state as it would help in strengthening &
raising the quality of science education in the state.
The members of the delegation were Prof. Jagannath Thakur, Former Vice
Chancellor, Patna University & Head, Physics Deptt., P. U., Prof. B. K. Sharma, Head,
Electronics Deptt. , N. I. T., Patna , Prof. S.P. Verma, Former Head, Physics Deptt.,
Science College and Mr. Vijay Sharan, Office Executive BiharBrains.
Please see news link below:
30. Souvenir, 2008
Global Bihar Meet, 2007: Jan 19-21, 2007
Patna Jan 19-21, 2007: The Institute for Human Development,
(http://www.ihdindia.org), New Delhi and Bihar Times (http://www.bihartimes.com),
Patna in collaboration with the Government of Bihar organised the first ever “Global
Meet for a Resurgent Bihar” from 19 to 21 January 2007 at Hotel Maurya,
Patna. This meet was inaugurated by Hon’ble President of India, Dr. A.P.J Abdul
Kalam on Jan 19, 2007 at S.K Memorial Hall, Patna.
On this event, BiharBrains as a group/organization was selected as “Participation
Associate” and given responsibility to work as “overseas coordinator” with
objectives to spread mission of the conference among all NRIs and NRBs for their
participation in the global meet. Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Chairman of BiharBrains
was one of the overseas coordinator of six member’s coordinators team from all over
the world who played significant role in organising the said event. Please see the
BiharBrains formed 18 member delegates from different parts of India and abroad,
comprising members from scientific community, corporate world and academics etc
for the global meet. The said delegation was led by Dr. B.K Sharma, President
BiharBrains, & HOD Electronics, NIT, Patna and this was coordinated by Sri
Ravindra Kishore. CEO of MV Industries, Patna (BB Patna Representative).
The overall objective of the Meet was to bring together on one platform, leaders of
industry and trade, policy makers, scholars, development practitioners, and social
activists to explore opportunities and partnerships for playing effective roles towards
the development of Bihar. The Meet shall enable individuals and organisations,
concerned with development, to appreciate the situation and forge partnerships for
undertaking various initiatives for the development of the state.
Venue: Hotel Maura, Patna
Chief Patron: (Hon’ble) Chief Minister, Sri Nitish Kumar
Chairman of Steering Committee: (Hon’ble) Deputy Chief Minister, Sri Sushil
Inauguration by Hon’ble President, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam at S.K.Memorial
Hall on Jan 19, 2007.
More than 500 persons including 70-80 NRIs from various parts of the world were
participated in the Meet .The prominent among those who participated are Former
RBI Governor and Chairman of PM’s Economic Advisory Council, C Rangarajan ,Lord
Meghnath Desai ,Professor of London School of Economics, Famous economist Sri
Abhijit Sen,Noted Film maker Sri Prakash Jha etc. The technical sessions was also
attended by representatives from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNICEF
and Bihar Industries Association.
On this occasion, BiharBrains submitted following proposals to Govt. of
1. Proposal for the Development of BiharBrains Scholastic center,BBSC at Patna
2. Establishment of Chemical Factory In Bihar
31. Souvenir, 2008
3.Water harvesting model plan to govt of Bihar
Please see the details in Global Meet report released by BiharBrains.
Dr. Harishankar Sharma and his wife(third
Bibhuti Bikramaditya Ms. Bibhuti Bikramaditya (third
BB Team with Sri Nitish Kumar, Hon’ble CM
Aruna Sharma with Dr. Kalam , HE
of Bihar on lunch session at CM House on
president Pune based company at Computer lab,
NI2 Logic, of India after Global Bihar Meet Jan 19,2007. based company at Computer lab,
NI2 Logic, Pune
Inaugural members on Hotel Raviraj, Pune
BB Pune Function at Jan 19-21,2007.
NIT, Patna , BB Pune Raviraj, Pune
Bibhuti Bikramaditya (third
BB Team with Sri Nitish Kumar, Hon’ble CM Bibhuti Bikramaditya (third
Some of the BB Team members out of 18
of Bihar on lunch session at CM House on members BB delegation in Global Bihar
Jan 19,2007. based company at Computer lab,
NI2 Logic, Pune NI2 Logic, Pune based company at Computer lab,
NIT, Patna Raviraj, Pune BB Pune
NIT, Patna Raviraj, Pune
32. Souvenir, 2008
Patna Goes Global
An Exclusive Report on Global Bihar Meet, 2007
Report Compiled by Bibhuti Bikramaditya and Ranjeet Kumar
2. Global Meet Need and
1. Abstract Objectives
Patna,the ancient Pataliputra In 1952 Dr. Paul H. Appleby, a US
witnessed large gatherings of Non scholar presented a document on
Residents Indians and Non Resident Indian States to the Prime Minister
people of Bihar who came here all the Jawaharlal Nehru which suggested that
way to attend First global Meet for the Bihar was the best administrated state
resurgent Bihar at Hotel Maurya, Patna in the country at that time. He used
on Jan 19-21, 2007 and discussed on various criteria and interviews with
the development perspectives of the hundreds of specialists across the
state which has gone at nadir in country for his study. After
almost all the fields in modern India. independence, the situation became
This meet was of very importance as deteriorating because of ill will of
the development of Bihar has become politicians and their non performance
sole issue of the central govt as well for the development of the Bihar. In
as the state govt. Many a times the over 50 years of independence, the
reports of world bodies, statistical state has got all bad names in his
analyst also showed very pathetic basket in the name of hooliganism,
situation of this sorry state of India. arsons, Violence and center of bad
To initiate the process of politics and politicians etc.
development, the new govt in Bihar With a land mass larger than
has taken several steps to improve France and population more than five
infrastructure, education and overall times that of Australia, Bihar
brand image of Bihar in national and somewhere lost its glorious past and
international fora. Organising Global admirable socio-cultural ambience
Meet at Patna was one of the major which was once the paradise for the
steps in this direction. intellect, and center for learning
The credit goes to The Institute for religious values& cultural ethics , until
Human Development someone, a year ago, dared to see the
(www.ihindia.org) and Bihar Times whole picture by stepping out of the
(www.bihartimes.com) who made this frame. The new government in Bihar
event successful in collaboration with took great initiatives to bring state
Govt of Bihar including Bihar economy on track, give prosperity to
Industries Association & the people of state that was warmly
Bihar Chamber of Commerce, the welcomed by all section of the society
Indus Enterprises and Confederation of by giving all heartiest support to the
Indian Industries (CII), Asian govt. Because of these initiatives by
Development Research Institute the new govt, eyes of the every
(ADRI, Patna), A.N. Sinha Institute of Indian, particularly People of this state
Social science & studies, Patna along living in different parts of India and
with many Overseas Coordinators and abroad got rays of hope. They started
Participation associates. giving his opinions and experiences to
This Article presents exclusive report flourish the state to bring it to national
on Global Bihar Meet, 2007. strata.
To share the experiences, examine
the exclamations, explore the new
33. Souvenir, 2008
ground and search the Cartesian light organization, Geneva), and Prof Ravi
Global Meet was called at Patna Srivastava of National commission of
between 19-21 January’ 2007 by Bihar Enterprises for unorganized sector etc.
Times & Institute for Human The technical sessions was also
Development, New Delhi. attended by representatives from the
The overall objective of the Meet World Bank, Asian Development Bank,
was to bring together on one platform, UNICEF and Bihar Industries
leaders of industry and trade, policy Association.
makers, scholars, development
practitioners, and social activists to 4. Inaugural Function & the
explore opportunities and partnerships Musings of Hon’ble President of
for playing effective roles towards the India
development of Bihar. The Meet had
enabled individuals and organisations,
concerned with development, to
appreciate the situation and forge
partnerships for undertaking various
initiatives for the development of the
3. The Event
The event was organized for three
days from Jan 19-21, 2007 at Hotel
Maurya, Patna. The Hon’ble Chief
Minister of Bihar: (Sri Nitish Kumar
was the Chief Patron and (Hon’ble)
Deputy Chief Minister, Sri Sushil (Fig 1: Dr. Kalam Hon’ble
Kumar Modi was Chairman of Steering President of India inaugurating
Committee. The function was the event. Hon’ble DY CM Hon’ble
inaugurated by Hon’ble President, Dr. Governor, Hon’ble Chief Minister in
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at S. K. Memorial the inaugural function)
Hall on January 19, 2007.
More than 500 persons including 70- The last moment acceptance of
80 NRIs from various parts of the arrival of Hon’ble President of India,
world (mainly from USA, UK, Dr. Kalam was the major break
Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Middle through of this event and gave boost
East Countries, Thailand, Sweden etc) to the organizers as well as made
were participated in the Meet. attention to the national media. Dr.
The prominent among those who Kalam has always shown soft corners
participated are Former RBI Governor for Bihar in the past and has given his
and Chairman of PM’s Economic road map for the development
Advisory Council, C. Rangarajan, Lord strategies for Bihar. He readily accepts
Meghnath Desai, Professor of London that development of Bihar is
School of Economics, Famous synonymous to the development of
economist Sri Abhijit Sen., Sri Y. C. India.
Alagh of National Planning
Commission, Noted Film maker Sri
Prakash Jha, and famous industrialist
Prabhu Goel, Chairman of Indian
Tobacco Company, ITC Sri Y. C.
Deveshwar, Prof Jean Derez, of Delhi
School of Economics, Dr. Gerry
Rodgers, Director ILO (Internal labor
34. Souvenir, 2008
clearly indicated Mission for Agro food
industry, Mission for sugar Industry,
Mission for Horticulture and Mission for
PURA (Providing Urban Amenities in
Rural Areas) will sharp boost to the
economy of the state. The below given
chart clarifies all the points for the
4.1.1 Mission: Agro Food
(Fig 2: Front view of Historic S.K Processing
memorial Hall for Inaugural
(Fig 3: Inner view of Inaugural
Function: Huge gathering at S.K
Memorial Hall, Patna
Following are some of the excerpts
from his typical style of inauguration in 4.1.2 Mission: Sugar Industry
a high tech way by giving power point
presentation on his mission to the
progress of Bihar and 10 points
formula to develop the state.
4.1Agriculture and Agro Food
While inaugurating, he stressed the
need for Increasing the agriculture
production, activating the sugar
industries, dairy development, food
processing and horticulture etc. This
will lead to empowerment and
enrichment of 27 million farmers which
involves production of 57 million tones
of food grains, fruits and vegetables by
the State. Also it will lead to a
business of Rs. 100,000 crores for
processed food items in a decade. He 4.1.3 Mission: Agro: Horticulture
35. Souvenir, 2008
He advocated that Bihar should also
aim at IIT and Indian Institute of
Science Education and Research
4.3 Global Human resource cadre:
He said that youth is strength of the
Bihar. He advised govt to prepare 2
million youth for high value
employment in IT, ITES and BPO
sector and allied sector before 2010.
4.4. Renaissance - Nalanda
International University: He
strongly recommended re-establishing
Nalanda International University with
international partnership with an
4.1.4 Mission: PURA (Providing outlay of Rs. 500 crores ($100
Urban Amenities in Rural Area) million).
The focus of the university is the
evolution of world of peace and
prosperity, devoid of crime, terrorism
and war. It should be a place for
meeting of minds from the national
and international arena to do research
on unity of minds linking human
welfare, science, technologies,
economics and spirituality with
reference to ancient and modern
4.5. Healthcare Mission: In Health
care too, Bihar has to progress a lot.
According to him, it can be done
through mobile clinics; tele-medicine,
corporate hospitals and health benefit
schemes that are essentially needed.
All the above mentioned Mission of
Bihar will pave the path for good 4.6. Flood and Water management:
financial boost as well as generate He suggested there is a need of water
millions of employment in the state. management in Bihar by creation of
waterways in southern Bihar to
4.2. Education and manage the flood will increase
entrepreneurship: Dr. Kalam irrigated land for about 5 million
suggested Bihar to improve its literacy hectares and generate over 1000 MW
rate and achieve it by 75% literacy by of Hydel power and thereby it will
2010 and 100% by 2015. He also provide employment for 9 Million
stressed the need for integrated people.
education and entrepreneurship from
the secondary to higher education 4.7. Infrastructure Development
segment. (PURA): He stressed the need to
36. Souvenir, 2008
focus on Rural Roads condition and condition for enabling such a tourist
convert 35,500 km length of rural growth.
roads to all weather roads and
improve the maintenance of national
and state highways to international
standards. This is essential for all the
missions discussed. Creation of 500
PURAs for the rural economic
prosperity with at least two agro, food
and fruit processing rural enterprises
in each PURA. One nuclear Power Plant
of 1000 MW capacity is suggested,
apart from the large scale use of solar
power and modernization of thermal
power stations and creation of super
critical thermal station of 1980 MW
4.9. Exclusive economic zones:
Creation of 10 exclusive economic
zones will give a mission to industries
such as leather, silk, sports goods,
sugar and IT, ITES and BPO and
special tourist products. It can provide
large scale employment for each
region and it should aim at a turn over
of at least Rs. 5,000 crores per year
based on our experience in the
4.8. Tourist destination of the
world: Bihar can be the best
destination of tourism and it has
potential to Increase international
tourist arrival of 1 lakh to 1 million and
domestic tourist of 7 million to 30
million. It may generate minimum of 4
4.10. E-Governance for Bihar: For
million jobs with reference to
carrying out all the 9 missions the
international tourist arrival alone. It
most important driving force is
will lead to US $10 million additional
implementation of e-governance
revenue to the state. Road,
coupled with administrative reforms
communication and proper hotel
and mission mode management is the
accommodation will be a necessary
necessary requirement. This will
37. Souvenir, 2008
accelerate the process of socio Administration thus creating
economic development. transparent administration.
9. Establishment of PURA to remove
5. Ten Point Formula for the Rural Urban Divide and
Prosperity through smart improving the Rural Economy with?
Governance One PURA Cluster - One Product?
as the focus.
The hon’ble President of India 10. Evolution of leadership for the
presented his 10 points formula for the mission mode operation from
development of the state. Those are: planning to execution to the
1. Fiscal correction, enhancing the
revenue, controlling the 6. Meetings and Discussions in the
expenditure and restructuring the Meet
debt and borrowings.
2. Restructure the Public sector 6.1 JAN 19: Lunch at CM House
corporations, undertakings and
turn the focus towards providing Because of the visit of the Hon’ble
quality of services to people at the President of India, Schedule of the
same time made competitive. global meet was shrinked from three
3. Creating the export led economy days to two days. This time was very
in the state. well used by Hon’ble Chief Minister. He
4. Reviving the Cooperative invited all the Guest NRIs/ NRBs at his
societies with new management residence for lunch where they got
structure, state-of-the-art chance to interact with CM and DY CM
technology value addition, export of Bihar and try to know his vision for
oriented market linkages, coupled Bihar. Both were taking care of guest
with state-of-the-art training. hospitality in a very good manner. All
5. Reviving the Agriculture sector by the guests were satisfied to this
diversification, efficiency in water bonhomie.
management and alternate
cropping, Agro-food processing and In the evening at 6.45 PM, the
create a market chain. inaugural function was held in a very
6. Encourage cultivation of tight security arrangement on the
commercial crops with market arrival of Hon’ble President of India,
advantage while ensuring food Dr. APJ Abul Kalam. His musings has
security with the stabilization of been mentioned above.
food grains cultivation and increase
the food production.
7. Accelerating the growth
momentum in Manufacturing and
Services sector with attractive 6.2 Jan 20, 2007: The actual session
investment climate, single window started on Jan 20 and the major
clearance, creating special attraction was Sri Lord meghnad
economic zones, deregulation, Desai, member of the House of Lords
better monitoring instead of control and noted economist, also the director
8. Delivering Quality of Service to of the Centre for the Study of Global
the people through smart Governance at London School of
governance using G2G, G2C and Economics. Speaking on
G2B e-governance GRID across the “Development of Bihar in globalizing
state in Civil Administration, Police world” he first thanked the chief
Administration, and Institutional minister, Nitish Kumar, for being in the
audience and said “now when people
38. Souvenir, 2008
say Bihar is passing through a phase
of resurgence, a sense of optimism
develops within him”. In his speech at
the conclave he observed that social
equality beyond caste and creed was
more important for a real turnaround
(Fig 6: Dr. Rajay Narayan, UK one
of Overseas Coordinator, Global
(Fig 4: Lord Meghnad Desai (left),
London School of Economics with
Prof V.S Vyas(right), Institute of
Human Development, New delhi)
The Chairman of ITC (The Indian
Tobacco Company) Sri YC Deveshwar
announced the company's decision to
invest Rs. 300 crore in various
schemes, including primary education
and health care in Munger district. (Fig7: Shri Prabhu Goel, Duet
Corporation Inc, USA)
Prabhu Goel, Chairman of iPolicy
Networks and founder of Duet
Corporation, gave impressive speech
for the industrialization of Bihar. The
presence of Sri Goel who was also
Division President and Director of
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and
CEO/Chairman of Gateway Design
Automation Corporation and also held
(Fig 5: Sri Y.C. Deveshwar, management and technical positions at
Chairman, ITC) IBM and Wang Labs, may pave path
for starting chip design center in Bihar.
Dr. Rajay Narayan, NRI of UK and All other speakers spoke and discussed
one of the overseas coordinators of mainly on issues given below
the Global Bihar Meet showed power
point presentation for improvement in 6.2.1 Brand Image Building for
health care units in Bihar. He has Bihar: As Mentioned, this global meet
planned to invest in this sector in was aimed for the building good image
Bihar. of Bihar. People discussed and decided
to become brand ambassador of Bihar
in the national and international fora
39. Souvenir, 2008
which is needed for attracting criminals and the fact that criminals do
investment in the state. not enjoy the patronage of the political
classes any more.
6.2.2. Sugar Industry: Discussions
were held on the improvement of On the investment in Bihar, he said
sugar industry and there was that the govt will ensure that the
unanimous view that sugar industry of investment process in Bihar is made as
Bihar should be revived. smooth as it can be and we are also
ready to implement suggestions made
6.2.3 Tourism sector: Bihar can be by you. Now is the time to start
the best tourist spot. They all investing in the state and that would
discussed about improvement in this be the true measure for the success or
sector and measures to be followed failure of this conclave.
and adopted by the Govt of Bihar. One
Mr. Naveen Sharma showed
presentation in which he compared
Gaya with Jerusalem as both the
places have religious importance for
three religions : Judaism, Christianity
and Islam for Jerusalem as much
Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism has
for Gaya. The income levels of the
religion holders were compared to
arrive at the tourism potential of Gaya.
6.2.4 Entrepreneurship: Bihar lacks
real entrepreneurship. People
discussed on building entrepreneurship
in people are a need of hour to create (Fig 8: Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri
jobs and employment problems to fill Nitish Kumar on Jan 21, 2007)
in. One innovator Raghav Mahto who
built a community radio centre at He declared that Bihar got Rs 27,000
Raghopur in Bihar with virtually no crore of private investment since the
capital and started earning a living for new government has come into power.
him while propagating socially useful This is good sign for the others who
messages on his community radio was want to take interest for the
the center of attraction. investment in the state. He also
declared that now all information will
6.3 Jan 21, 2007 be uploaded and updated on Bihar
govt several website concerning those
6.3.1 Plenary session: In a plenary departments.
session chaired by the CM, he
mentioned about the difficulties he 6.3.2 Panel discussion: In the panel
faces to improve the situation of the discussion, many economist including
state .He made a brief opinion of the C Rangarajan former Governor of
various achievement of his Reserve Bank of India, Sri Abhijit Sen,
government - innovative steps like a member of planning commission,
involving well trained retired World Bank Chief Economist (South
employees of the army and the CBI in Asia) and PM Economic Advisory
dealing with law and order, highly Council Chairman Shanta Devarajan
improved conviction rate of the gave their opinion on the subject.
40. Souvenir, 2008
(Fig 9: C. Rangarajan, Former
(Fig 11: Shri Uday Shankar, CEO
Sri Rangarajan made a positive Star News on dias)
reference to the improved utilisation of
funds by Bihar. Sri Abhijit Sen stressed 6.3.3 Valedictory session: In a
the need for ameliorating primary valedictory session of the Global Bihar
education in Bihar. Meet Hon’ble DY CM of Bihar, Sri
Sushil Kumar Modi who was deeply
Planning Commission member Prof. involved and instrumental for this
Abhijeet Sen, during his speech, said meet thanked all delegates who came
talent-wise Bihar was among the top 5 to attend the meet. He also announced
states in the nation. quot;Sadly, Bihar is that Bihar Foundation formed by the
also among the top few states when it govt of Bihar will encourage
comes to dropping out of the school,quot; investment in the state and all NRIs
Sen said emphasizing the need for and NRBs will invest through Bihar
children to stay in school. Foundation. Bihar foundation will have
many units in all over the world.
(Fig 12: Hon’ble DY CM, Sri Sushil
(Fig 10: Prof Abhijit Sen, Member
Kumar Modi on Jan 21, 2007)
Sri Prakash jha, noted film maker and
Shri Uday shankar, CEO of Star News
now entrepreneur stole the show. He
Network, India also made his points
talked about the challenges and
for the development of state.
opportunities in Bihar and stressed
need to develop entrepreneurship
within each one of us. His mission to
build malls at places like Bettiah and
Samastipur besides Patna and
41. Souvenir, 2008
Jamshedpur are a business to give their opinion and contribution.
proposition, not as charity. Indeed In the conference they decided
Bihar does not need charity; it needs following thing to be advertised:
empathetic business oriented thinking.
This session was chaired by Mr SP 1: It is not an investment conference.
Sinha, the MD of Maurya hotel The mission of the conf is to
1.1: Improve Bihar Image
1.2: Communicate Opportunities in
1.3: Convince participants to take the
roll of Ambassador of Bihar
2: There are four Internal and two
external constituents to this:
(Fig 13: Noted film maker and
entrepreneur Sri Sri Prakash Jha) 2.1: Local Businessmen and
7 Role of coordinators &
Participation Associates: 2.2: Academician, Economists,
Reformists and resident of Bihar
For the successful completion of
any big event, collective effort 2.3: Non Resident Bihari's(NRBs)
matters. Organizing Global Meet in
Bihar was very tedious task to be 2.4: Government of Bihar.
performed .Many people played
important role and took it as 2.5: Government of India (External)
challenge. In the discussions,
organizers had identified the role of 2.6: World Bank etc (External)
overseas coordinators who may work
for brand ambassadors for this meet in
All coordinators and organizers
outside India. They appointed six key
through conference call decided on
people as Overseas Coordinators for
many other issues too even about
the meet were involved themselves in
functioning of Global Meet and work
organizing conference meet and to
decide about the strategies for the
global meet. The name of those were
Sri Ramesh Yadav, (California, USA), Sri Ravi Verma (CEO, Telecommand
Sri Ravi Verma (California, USA), Dr. software, California) and Sri Ramesh
Rajay Narayan (Manchester UK),Sri Yadav, California, USA took key role in
Birendra Kumar (President, Bajana), calling conference meet and
Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya, (Chairman coordinating with all coordinators and
,BiharBrains Daejeon, S. Korea) and organizers.
Sri Shakeel Ahmad Kakvi, (President
Indian Association of Bihar and Sri Ravi Verma has his own company
Jharkhand, IABJ DOHA –Qatar) . They at California, USA who started one
held many rounds of conference Talks engineering college in Bihar at Katihar.
on conference where coordinators and He also started the unit of his
many more representatives took part
42. Souvenir, 2008
company at Katihar which is itself one Sri Shakeel Ahmad Kakvi,
bold decision taken by him. President of IABJ met Sri Shushil
Kumar Modi to extend his active
Sri Ramesh Yadav, California, USA support for the global meet and
who wants to develop chain of hotels demanded separate ministry for NRBs.
in Buddhist circuit of Bihar. While He also invited DY CM & CM to visit
giving interview to Telegraph, he UAE to bring investment in Bihar.
showed his willingness to Invest Rs.
100-crore venture with Signet Hotels
to open hotels in Patna, Rajgir and
Bodh Gaya. He took key role in
organizing meet. He is also part of the
American Organisers for Development
of Bihar, which has 200 non-resident
Biharis as its members. It promotes
hygiene, education and has held
several eye camps in Bihar over the
past 10 years.
Sri Dr. Rajay Narayan is from UK
and going to invest in health care
(Fig 15: Shri Shakeel Ahmad Kakvi
sector in Bihar and his role in
(Center), President IABJ and team
coordinating with members were of UAE with Hon’ble CM)
Sri Ajay Kumar jee, CEO of
Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya,
BiharTimes has done great work in
Chairman BiharBrains called press
collaborating and coordinating with
meet at Patna to request all
NRIs. His effort in bringing people on
industrialist from Bihar to attend the
this front is laudable and simply can
global meet which was very much not be expressed in words.
publicized by local media. Hon’ble DY
CM, Bihar Sri Sushil Kumar Modi also
Sri Alakh sharma jee of
called him on telephone and both were
Institute of Human Development
discussed on making this event
(IHD, New Delhi) who was
successful. Later BiharBrains sent four
instrumental in this global meet right
members Delegation to meet Hon’ble
from the beginning with Ajay jee, did
great job in inviting top educationist
and erudite of India. His job in the
coordinating people in the event place
Other members who involved
himself were Sri Dayanand Prasad
USA, Ms. Anita Prasad USA, Sri.
Pankaj Prasad USA, Sri RK Dubey
Delhi, Shailendra Sinha,Kesriji, Shaibal
(Fig 14: Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Gupta(ADRI ,Patna), OP Sah,N K
Chairman, BiharBrains meeting Singh(member planning commission
Press at Hotel Rajasthan, Patna) ,Bihar), Chanchal Kumar(PA to Hon’ble
CM) Umakant (Secy to Sushil Modi)
43. Souvenir, 2008
In addition to this , Some
organization were chosen as
Participation associates for this meet ,
the name of those are : Bihar and
Jharkhand Association of North
Association of Bihar & Jharkhand (
DOHA-Qatar ) & Maithili. net. They all
sent their team of delegates in the
(Fig 16: Dr. Harishankar Sharma
9 BiharBrains as Participation & His wife Mrs. Aruna
Associate and Coordinator Sharma(Sweden Member) side by
side to CM, Sri Ravindra jee ,BB
On this event, BiharBrains as a representative, Sri Jagjot
group/organization was selected as singh(UK Member), Sri Satya and
“Participation Associate” and given other BB delegates in a meeting
responsibility to work as “overseas with Hon’ble CM on Jan 19, 2007
coordinator” with objectives to at Lunch session)
spread mission of the conference
among all NRIs and NRBs for their The names of the delegates who
participation in the global meet. Sri participated in the team were Dr. O.P.
Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Chairman of Mishra (Japan), Dr. Harishankar
BiharBrains was one of the overseas Sharma (Sweden), Sri Jagjot Singh
coordinator of six member’s (UK), Sri Nandan Kumar (UK), Sri
coordinators team from all over the Amaresh Shankar (Patna), Dr. B. K.
world who played significant role in Sharma (Patna), Prof J. Thakur, Patna,
organising the said event. Prof Mujeeb (Patna), Sri Satya Kumar
Bihar Brains formed 18 member (Patna), Sri Parimal Madhup (New
delegates (largest among any Delhi), Sri Ranjeet Kumar (New Delhi),
group/organisation representation) Sri Alok Kumar Bihari (New delhi), Sri
from different parts of India and Chandan Singh (Patna), Sri Sudhir
abroad, comprising members from Kumar (Jamshedpur) etc.
scientific community, corporate world During whole session BB Delegates
and academics etc for the global meet. were active in presenting ideas and
The said delegation was led by Dr. B. discussing projects to NRIs and govt
K. Sharma, President BiharBrains, & officials. They presented projects
HOD Electronics, NIT, Patna and this proposal to Hon’ble CM and Hon’ble DY
was coordinated by Sri Ravindra CM of Bihar (See figures 14 & 15)
Kishore. CEO of MV Industries, Patna
(BB Patna Representative)
44. Souvenir, 2008
investment is expected to be around
Rs 4 crore in this project.
The main objectives of this project
are to establish unique scholastic
center where students, Professors,
Researchers, scientist of all the
streams will get all basic infrastructure
like computers, Internet with unlimited
accessibility and all multimedia facility,
free online international and national
journals and free consultancy for
higher studies and employment in
abroad. This scholastic center will also
establish Training, design and
development center in the field of
(Fig 17: BB delegates with Hon’ble
science and Technology, Finances and
personality development. The
placement and Consultancy center will
BB delegates in presentation
be established for giving educational
consultancy and help in getting
employment in India and abroad to the
This scholastic center will also be
the development project execution
center where all ideas of any
individuals or group will be executed in
Bihar. The details about this project
can be seen on our website
In a brief, for setting up complete
scholastic center, we need to establish
(Fig 18: BB delegates at Global A. To establish CDAC authorized
Meet) Centers in IT related Training
,design & development
On this occasion, BiharBrains B. To establish Center for
Presented proposals to Govt. of Bihar learning, discussions, seminars,
and were involved in many activities worshops, orientation programs
during global meet. Below are just a with all basic infrastructures.
brief C. To establish Development
9.1 Proposal of Development of projects Execution Center
Scholastic center, Gyan Kendra at D. To establish Center for
Patna: Personality Development (CPD)
and Human resources.
BiharBrains proposed the E. To establish Placement and
Establishment of BiharBrains consultancy center
Scholastic center to Bihar Govt which F. To establish Center for Unique
is similar to Gyan Kendra, Vision of Online Library
Bihar Govt at Patna, and the total G. To develop “Manthan” a world
class online and printable
45. Souvenir, 2008
H. To open and promote R&D Kumar, former HOD, Central water
center/Institute/Company Research Board, a wing of NIT, Patna
under BiharBrains society or in at the corridor of Maurya Hotel in
association with Govt or any Global Meet.
other groups or individuals.
I. To work for infrastructural
development of the
schools/colleges in India.
Visit website www.bbscindia.com to
know the details of the Project.
9.2 Chemical Industry in Bihar: On
Behalf of Dr. Kartik, BiharBrains
proposed Dr. Kartik plan to establish
Chemical industries in Munger dist of
Bihar. He is Vice President of his own
company ACI PHARM.inc
www.acipharm.com and head of (Fig20: Alok Kumar Bihari with the
steering committee of BiharBrains. expert Team Led by Prof Santosh
9.3 Water Harvesting Project
Model: The committee submitted their
Sri Alok Kumar Bihari, a Delhi member report and recommended that his idea
Presented Water Harvesting Project, a is superb but he needs some more
complete new theme for Nala system training to present and proof in front
in India was presented to Bihar Govt of national level team.
and also many channels has taken his He may come to Patna for his training
interview. DD1 is going to show and then we will go for pilot project
documentary on his demo in the where his model will be functional.
national Level. He was in the news in 9.4 Swedish model of Medical
Aaj Tak/ZEE news and Ankho Dekhi for Education
his project model earlier too. & Research : based on Dr.
Harishankar Sharma & His wife
Aruna Sharma Meeting with HE
President of India , Dr. Kalam,
Hon’ble CM & DY CM
One of the BB delegates from
Sweden Dr. Harishankar Sharma and
His wife Mrs. Aruna Sharma met Dr.
Kalam just after Inaugural function.
Dr. Harishankar jee in his report to BB
mentions that around 10 minutes
discussion was held in a very
conducive atmosphere with HE
President of India. In the meeting, the
(Fig19: Open Demonstration of President suggested doing some
Water Harvesting Project by Sri collaboration with National Brain
Alok Kumar Bihari ) research Centre, Manesar. In this
regard, He asked him to send some
He presented his model in front of books, papers and other information to
four member Review committee of Dr. Kalam on the presidential website
BiharBrains led by Prof. Santosh through e.mail so that he can make
46. Souvenir, 2008
contact with the Director of NBRC at Bihar. The details of his report
Manesar regarding a possible submitted to BB can be seen on
collaboration with Swedish research. http://www.biharbrains.org/global_me
The Hon’ble President listened very et_patna.php
patiently about our ambition in
research and also made some kind 11.Outcome of the event
suggestions. In a three days hectic discussion, at
Remembering his meeting with least three major decision have been
President of India, he says that since taken
2002 he is in touch with HE president Formation of Bihar Parishad:
through emails and this was the right In a corridor of Maurya Hotel,
to talk to him face to face. He coordinators of the global meet were
remembers the president when we engaged himself in the formation of
exchanged “New Years Greetings” what is called Bihar Parishad.
from Sweden or USA. “Those emails The main objectives of this
that have been received by me from Parishad are to explore investment
the president himself are the priceless possibility in the state and give active
treasure for us”, he says. Dr. hand to the govt. Many interest groups
Harishankar Sharma jee invited Dr. have been formed and in each and
Kalam to visit his university and depts every group, people have been given
to Sweden (Uppasala) where he is responsibility to work with. The names
works as Professor of Neurobiology of these interest groups are
(MRC). He is also Chief/International a. Primary education b. higher
CNS Injury Research Group, UU, education c. technical education d.
Editor-in-chief, International J health care e. agro based industries f.
Neuroprotection& Neuroregeneration tourism and hospitality g.
(IJNN, UK). entertainment h. media i. mentoring.
“Currently, through Swedish Members have sent their confirmation
diplomatic channel and Swedish Govt. to contribute him for the above
we are working to invite the Hon’ble mentioned interest groups and also it
president to Sweden at his is still in the progress.
convenience” says Dr. Harishankar The coordinators who were
Sharma in a report to BiharBrains. contributing for the formation of Bihar
Parishad, Sri Ravi Verma, Sri Ramesh
In a meeting with Hon’ble Chief Yadav , Sri (Dr.) Rajay narayan, Dr.
Minsiter Sri Nitish kumar Dr. Sharma Raj Dubey and Shri Shakeel Ahmad
stressed the need for implementing Kakvi in Patna. They announced this in
Swedish model of education in health the press conference for formation of
care which is need of the hour. Bihar Parishad. One coordinator, Sri
According to him, the Swedish system Bibhuti Bikramaditya was absent in the
for healthcare and education is cheap, global meet because of his personal
affordable and practical for our people reason.
of Bihar. This is to be mentioned here that Bihar
Dr. Sharma proposed development of parishad will work as active force for
an International Quality of Medical the Bihar Foundation established by
Research Centre on his land in Bihar Govt for which DY CM and CM
Dalmianagar as “Built & Transfer” to are the mentors.
Bihar Government, Both exchanged The details can be seen on
some positive ides about this www.biharparishad.org
He also met DY CM sri Sushil Modi and
Hon’ble minister Shri Ashwini Kumar Announcement of Investment
Chaubey and gave his proposal for by ITC in Munger:
swidsih model of medical education in
47. Souvenir, 2008
The announcement of ITC to invest along with center for R&D. In Dairy
Rs. 300 crore in various schemes, Technology, Patna and Muzaffarpur
including primary education and health have shown its potential and this is the
care in Munger district was a major only industries in Bihar which has
decision and breakthrough turnout excellent track record in terms of
from Global Meet. profits.
Many more diaries industries should
As per plan, they are adopting Munger come forward to invest in this sector.
for developmental purpose and will There are potential in opening Film
encourage others too to take similar city, shopping malls, and hub of
steps for their own home town or tourism industry at Patna.
B. Vaishali & Muzaffarpur bound
Investment through Bihar areas: Hajipur can be the good place
Foundation for Tourism (Vaishali), Manufacturing
Industries and also electronic city of
The decision about Investment Hajipur should be immediately revived
through newly formed Bihar and reinstalled. Because of nearness
Foundation was one of the major step from the state capital, the area from
taken by Bihar Govt. Govt also Patna to via Hajipur Muzaffarpur will
announced that This will have many be good destination for the investment
centers around the world and in Education, Manufacturing industries
NRIs/NRBs can directly approach for and food processing industries. In
the investment process. fruits exports (Litchi, Mango and
Bihar Foundation will now organize Banana), both city can be developed
next Global Bihar meet in association as center and there are large
with Institute for Human Development, possibility of opening export –import
Delhi company in this area where
investment from private sector is
11. Investment possibilities in required.
C. Sitamarhi & Raxaul: Sitamarhi
Though the common perception about can be the best destination for tourism
opportunity in Bihar is completely and can attract Hindu religious people
negative because of the environment as it is the birth place of Hindu
made by the past all governments in Goddess Sita. The govt and private
Bihar but there are many opportunities agencies should come forward to
where industries, Investors can show develop this city and bound areas. This
their interest. Following are region district is also good in Sugar Industry.
wise opportunities which were either Riga Sugar Factory, near Sitamarhi is
not identified by govt or not given well known which should be given
much attention to it. more importance and revived by govt.
Other non govt agencies should come
for the investment in sugar industries
A. Patna Region: Patna has great
in this district. In Litchi production,
potential in Finance, Trade &
Sitamarhi is second best after
Commerce, Entertainment & Media,
Muzaffarpur. Raxaul can be developed
Tourism, Dairy Technology, IT and
for the international trade with India
R&D Companies where Patna can be
the best choice of investors. Magadh
stock exchange at Patna should be
immediately revived. Patna can be the D. Darbhanga: This region can be
city of education and higher learning developed as good place for
48. Souvenir, 2008
floriculture and horticulture. Pan, H. Begusarai: Begusarai district in
Makhan and Machhali (fish) are three known for the industries in the field of
important things for the people in petroleum, chemical, petrochemical
Mithila region. People of whole Mithila integrate complex including upstream
are known for their brilliancies since & downstream industry. Presently
ancient times. There are opportunity only govt has its own industry in this
to develop this city as center of field but this dist needs more
education and research. investment by private sector.
The forts of Darbhanga Kingdom can I. Purnia and Katihar Region: This
be used for the tourism purpose. The dist is good in agro based industry like
forts of Darbhanga in all over the state Jute, Leather and allied products,
can be used for the spot for the tourist animal products, fisheries, poultry. The
attraction. entrepreneurship can be developed in
the youths of this district so as they
As whole Darbhanga, Madhubani, can earn huge amount of Money from
Saharsha and Supaul has large no of this sector.
ponds, fishery industries can be
developed. There is immediate need of J. Munger Region: can be developed
Establishment of Branch of Central Electrical & Mechanical Hardware
Fishery Research Institute (CFRI, Industry, and Heavy Industry etc.
Mumbai) at Darbhanga.
K. Gaya, Nalanda & all Budhist
E. Madhubani: is Famous for Mithila Cicuit Regions: No need to say much
Paintings in all over the world. It about this Buddhist circuit. Because of
needs to be spread to all villages of internal terrorism this dist has got bad
Mithila and other districts of Bihar as name.
one of the industries. Presently only
few village women are working. Govt Because of tourist attraction, there
should declare it as industry. There are are plenty of opportunities in hotel
huge scope for private sector and industry. Gaya, Rajgir, Pawauri,
NGOs to come forward & help to grow Nalanda, Patna, Fatuha should come
this industry in the state. under special category for Bihar where
govt can get much from the
F. Samastipur: This dist is famous foreigners.
for Famous for Khaini (Tambaku)
production and wheat. This needs to In addition to tourism and hotel
be more advertised as it is cash crops. industry, these whole region are also
The establishment of sugar industry in good in Cement, Stone Slabs, Prefab
this dist will be good option for the Structure, Power Plants other Mineral
investors. Based Industry.
G. Bhagalpur Region: Bhagalpur has Jehanabad can be the center of the
great potential in Silk Industry, production of wheat and rice.
Textile, Handloom & Handicraft, Gems
& Jewelry, and Furniture & Artifacts L. Bhojpur Region: Bhojpur Region
etc. This city should be popularized of Bihar can be developed as the
and advertised as “Silk city of India” center agriculture .if govt pays
.This region is also be developed for attention; this has potential to produce
tourism as same as Nalanda. wheat and paddy as Punjab and
Vikramshila can be the good spot for Haryana produces.
49. Souvenir, 2008
Concluding Remarks improved conditions in the national
and international forums.
Bihar is in the phase of economic In this way the objectives Global meet
reforms and started process of was satisfied.
improving law & order and If the pace of progress continues,
infrastructure including roads and then certainly Bihar will be developed
electricity which has been given prime by 2015 as predicted by Hon’ble Chief
importance by govt as this is needed Minister Sri Nitish Kumar. The
for not only for attracting private developed of Bihar will lead to the
sector but also for overall fulfillment of dream of making whole
development of the state. Bihar has India a developed nation by 2020 as
great potential in many fields as Dr. Kalam says.
mentioned above where investors if
can give a thought to invest may get About Authors
huge benefit. This Global meet were Sri Ranjeet Kumar is Team leader in
organized to see and explore those MNC Bank based at Gurgaon, New
opportunity and reality in state. Delhi. He is one of the moderators of
BiharBrains at Delhi and played
Though large no of NRIs/NRBs and important role in BB events in Global
other potential investors participated Bihar meet at Patna He can be reached
in the global meet, most of them didn’t at firstname.lastname@example.org
turn up for the investment in the
state, very few investment proposals Sri Bibhuti Bikramaditya is the
were announced during the global Chairman of BiharBrains and working
meet; The sole reason for this was as Senior R&D Engineer at Daejeon
that many of them visited just to know city of South Korea. He was overseas
the reality and to explore the business coordinator of Global Bihar Meet, 2007
opportunity in the state. and played important role in organizing
the said event at Patna. He is also the chief
But certainly this meet has given editor of Manthan. He can be reached at
good impact on investors which has email@example.com . To know
helped to improve its brand image and much about him, please visit
other to know about Bihar and its www.bibhutibikramaditya.com
50. Souvenir, 2008
First NRI-Students Interaction Program: Jan 22, 2007
Patna, Jan 22, 2007: Patna Science College, a premier college in Bihar invited
many NRIs & NRBs of Bihar to participate in quot;NRIs-Students Interaction Programquot; in
the college Campus.
This program was organized by Patna Science College in association with BiharBrains
Scholastic center in the auditorium of the dept of geology, Patna science College on
the arrival of a large no of NRIs and industrialists from India and abroad to
participate in first global Bihar Meet, organized by Bihar Times and Institute for
Human development, New Delhi in association with govt of Bihar on Jan 19-21 at
Gatherings at Auditorium, Dept of
Geology,Patna Science college on NRIs-
Bibhuti Bikramaditya (third
Students interaction program Mr. Tathagat Tulsi(on mike), Prof. S.N Guha
Principal Science College and others on Dias
on NRIs-Students Interaction Program.
BB Pune Raviraj,
51. Souvenir, 2008
52. Souvenir, 2008
Meeting with Govt of Bihar on IISER: May 21, 2007
Patna, May 21, 2007: The meeting between Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya,chairman
BiharBrains and Hon’ble Principal Secretary of Science &Technology was held at
technology Bhawan, Minstry of Science 7 technology, Govt of Bihar on May 21, 2007
on demand of IISER in Bihar and BB association with DST on this project along with
other agenda of ways of improving scientific environment in the state .The following
Points has been discussed on this meeting:-
1. Bihar Brains will form blog for the demand of IISER in Bihar, which will used
and maintained by BiharBrains and Sci.&Tech. dept.,Govt.of Bihar.
2. Both BiharBrains and Sci.&Tech. dept. stressed the need for meeting with
Honourable Chief Minister of Bihar that should be finalised before Bibhuti
Bikramaditya,Chairman of BiharBrains leaving south Korea.
3. Both were agreed that they should be direct link CM of Bihar who can time to
time convey the messege and update about we progress of IISER compeign.
4. All memorandum of we demand the IISER draft,all MPs of Bihar should sign
and a deligation of all parties,MPs of Bihar along with BiharBrains
representatives should meet Honourable Prime Minister of India.
5. Sci.&Tech. dept. has started its move toward establishment of IISER in Bihar
and they want support from BiharBrains.
On Technical Educational Policy.
1. Dept. of Sci.&Tech. has submitted report on the technical education policy
of Bihar to BiharBrains and demanded suggestion from all BB
members,Particularly scientists and corporate from all over the world.
2. Sci& Tech. dept. may include some of the members name suggested by
BiharBrains for conclusion of their have into the various committees and
organisational structure which is going to be formed by dept. of Sci.&Tech.
to decide and finalise technical education Policy.
3. BiharBrains will act like the consultant of the dept. of Sci.&Tech. for
finalising technical educational policy.
1. BiharBrains submitted proposal for the development of BiharBrains Scholastic
Center under PPP(Private Public Partnership Program) of technical
2. BiharBrains submitted proposal for support and assistance for by
53. Souvenir, 2008
Meeting with HE High Commissioner, Mauritius at Delhi: May 29, 2007
NewDelhi, May 29, 2007: A two member BB team led by Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya
held meeting and disussions with Mr. Mukhesswur Choonee H.E.High
Commissioner. The main agenda of the meeting was bilateral co-operation between
between Bihar & Mauritius, role of people & Govt of Mauritius in development process
of Bihar & some Bihar Brains initiatives.
Main excerpts of the meeting:
1) Scholarship Program: - BB gave a proposal to start a Scholarship program on
name of Dr Seewoosagar Ramgoolam (First PM of Mauritius) through Bihar Brains
Scholastic Centre in association with Govt of Mauritius.We have handed over a detail
report copy of this project to him & he assured us that he will send it to PM office of
Mauritius for their consent through proper channel.He suggested us for sending same
proposal through CM office of Bihar to PM of Mauritius directly for quick response.
2) Opening a School:- BB has proposed him that after successful launching of
Scholarship program, a School has been established in Saran,Bihar on name of Dr
Seewoosagar Ramgoolam in collaboration of Bihar Brains & Govt of Mauritius.He
found this idea very viable & told us that he will try his best for this project also, so
there will be a School in Bihar on name of Chacha Ramgoolam (in his word).
3) Organising a Bihari Brothers Show: - Bihar Brains has established a quot;Youth
Chamber of Entrepreneursquot; for organising these type of events, we sought his
permission for this.He informed us that 'Bihar Day' program to be organise by
GOPIO,Mauritius, Govt of Mauritius in which delegation of Bihar Govt will also
participate is shifted from June 17-21 to July 26-31, 2007. His opinion was ,if BB will
also participate in same program with our cultural show,culinary show & Trade show,
it will add extra shining in program. Members has accepted his proposal on spot &
now quot;Youth Chamber of Entrepreneursquot; of Bihar Brains will be co-organiser of Bihar
Day(now name is also changed with Bhojpuri Week).We have started preparation for
this right from yesterday.
4) Invitation to him in Arrah: - We have also invited him to Arrah from where his
ancestors had been migrated for a grand public welcome ceremony. He accepted our
invitation & told us for fixing date after July only.
5) Apart from these issues, he informed us that he is working for establishing some
industrial units in Bihar by Mauritian Entrepreneurs. He is also trying to shift some
sick Sugar units of Mauritius to Bihar & our Youth Chambers will take initiative for
54. Souvenir, 2008
Blog on IISER Created: June 25, 2007
New Delhi, June 25, 2007: The Blog for the demand of IISER (Indian Institute for
Science Education and Research) was announced. Please visit
http://bbiiser.blogspot.com/. The blog was created by Mr. Ranjeet Kumar, Delhi
Member of BiharBrains
The same blog will be used by Sri Ajay Kumar Thakur Hon'ble secretary cum
commissioner of dept of Science & Technology, his dept officials and several other
members of BiharBrains.
Hon’ble CM Nitish Kumar wrote letter to Hon’ble PM for IISER in Bihar: July
Patna July 7, 2007: On demand of IISER in Bihar, Hon’ble CM sri Nitish Kumar
wrote letter to Hon'ble PM and presented case for the establishment IISER in Bihar.
This is the great achievement and satisfaction for BiharBrains; our demand has been
given due attention by the govt of Bihar.
A copy of the letter is being posted here; you may see all the details on
www.bbiiser. blogspot. com
Respected Prime Minister,
It can not be overemphasized that a Scientific Research and Development activities
in any state facilitates overall improvement and development of skill, public services
and quality of life of the people.
The Govt. of Bihar is irrevocably committed to develop scientific awareness among
its people by increasing the opportunities of Technical Education & Scientific research
in the state in every possible manner.
In this context, I would like to draw your kind attention on following points:-
1. Out of over 250 odd institutes under the department like DAE, DOS, DBT, ICAR,
CSIR, DRDO, DIT and department of health etc., hardly any institutes of national
importance are located in Bihar. In view of population, Bihar has more than 8% of
total population of the country, this position is absolutely outrageous.
2. In the tenth plan U. G. C. had proposed to establish National Institute of
Science/Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)/ National
Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) in different parts of the country
and recently the MHRD announced setting above at Allahabad, Chennai, Pune and
Bhubneshwar and Kolkata. Unfortunately, in the above announcement Bihar didn’t
55. Souvenir, 2008
3. In your pronouncement on different occasions, you have shown deep concern on
the need of reducing regional imbalances. Contrary to this, the above decision to
open such institutes at the places where there is already high concentration of
central institutes will further widen regional imbalances and skewed developmental
pattern in favour of the metropolitan areas of the country.
4. Even Hon, ble President Dr. A.P.J. Kalam has underlined the need of opening such
institute in area of research for accelerating the development process of the state.
It is also not out of place to mention that establishment of NISc/IISER in Bihar will
be a step to reduce regional imbalance and have multiplier effect in building high
quality human resources in a state which is currently lagging behind on all the
developmental parameters .As big educational and research institute supports and
In the light of above, I take this opportunity to request for your personal
intervention for ensuring setting up of an IISER/NISER.The people of Bihar will be
grateful if this institute is located in Bihar. The state Government would extend all
possible assistance and provide necessary infrastructural support like land etc.
Dr. Manmohan Singh,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
Nitish Writes Letter to PM for IISER/NISER in Bihar
Patna: July 7, 2007
In a letter written to the Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh, Bihar Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar asked him to personally intervene on the matter of setting up
of a National Institute of Science/Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
(IISER) and National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) in Bihar to
maintain regional balance in the field of education.
quot;It can not be overemphasized that a Scientific Research and Development activities
in any state facilitates overall improvement and development of skill, public services,
and quality of life of the people.
The Govt. of Bihar is irrevocably committed to develop scientific awareness among
its people by increasing the opportunities of Technical Education & Scientific research
in the state in every possible manner,quot; Kumar said in his letter dated June 27, 2007
56. Souvenir, 2008
as furnished by Bibhuti Bikramaditya, the founder of Biharbrains, an organization
committed to promoting higher education in Bihar.
The state government was willing to extend all possible help and provide necessary
infrastructural support for the opening of IISER and NISER, the Chief Minister wrote
in his letter.
BB Wrote letter to Knowledge commission for IISER: July 9, 2007
Ref No: BBSC-knowledgecommision/July9, 2007
Date: July 9, 2007
Sri Sam Pitroda
Chairman, National Knowledge Commission
New Delhi, India
Subject: Regarding establishment of high profile R&D institutes in Bihar
I introduce myself as chairman of BiharBrains an international regisistered
organization of Academicians, Scientists, Technologists, Social workers,
Administrators (located in the country as well as outside India, NRIs)
concerned about the development of the state of Bihar wish to present the
case of establishment of High profile institutes in the state of Bihar in the vicinity of
recent decision by the central govt and recommendations of the national knowledge
Recently the central government has decided to increase no of IITs, central
universities and IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education & Research) in India
and Rs 1, 32,000 crore will be invested in setting up of 30 Centarl universities and
three IITs, seven IIMs, 20 NITs, five Indian Institute of Science Education and
Research (IISER) and Indian Institute of Information Technologies (IIITs) and two
school of planning and architecture (SPA) during 2007-14. A centrally sponsored
scheme or additional central assistance would be worked out to provide the finances.
The Commission has envisages that 14 of the new CUs in different states will be of
world class standards, Referring to the link
This is really commendable act of the central govt to improve S&T environment in
In this context Bihar is the fit case for the establishment of all the institutions as
Bihar doesn’t have any of the institutes and also doesn’t have major labs (out of over
250 odd institutes under the department like DAE, DOS, DBT, ICAR, CSIR, DRDO,
DIT and department of health) in spite of the fact that Bihar produces large no of
techies and scholars who has contributed and are contributing in all national and
57. Souvenir, 2008
international fora. In view of population, Bihar has more than 8% of total population
of the country, which is absolutely outrageous.
If we go whole hog, we find that these centers and high profile institutes are located
in cities of few states or in the metropolis which are totally embarrassing. This
situation can be termed as fit case of regional imbalance and negative sidelining
attitude by the center towards Bihar.
We feel that Bihar should get fair share of 20 research centers (out of a total of
above 250 such research centers across the country) or for that matter 12 national
academic institutions (out of over 175 such institutions under various ministries
Though we also accept that our local politicians of without vision are responsible for
this disaster who never dares to put such demands in front of central govt so
seriously but in the same way central govt should also be held responsible for this
disparity and gaining momentum of regional imbalance. If national leadership would
have taken care for restoring parity to the state by allocating at least 40 of centrally
funded autonomous institutions (out of total of over 433 as Per expenditure
committee report 2004-05 or CAG report which states the number above 499 in year
1998-99 report), state would have been definitely be a much improved place for its
But we are sorry that it has not happened in the past. We all are very much
concerned about this and raise our voices in front of you and the central govt.
As we are working for Bihar, we demand many institutes of national & international
repute for Bihar and request you to take consideration while forming rule and
submitting your report to the central govt. Bihar is in immediate need of IIT /IISER
/Central University/DST Labs/CSIR Labs/IIM and other corporate & life sciences,
physical sciences, social sciences institutes etc.
For institutionalizing that repute, we are ready to devote our time with you if
necessary and accept challenges for the establishment of such high profile institutes
in the state of Bihar.
For your kind information, for getting IISER, we have already sent our proposal to
govt of Bihar on the basis of recommendation of 51 member international team of
BiharBrains scientific community and also Bihar govt (Hon’ble CM Sri Nitish Kumar)
has recently written letter to Hon’ble PM Dr. Mnamohan Singh for the establishment
of IISER In Bihar. The details can be seen on our blog www.bbiiser.blogspot.com
And also http://www.biharbrains.org/bihar-brains-demand-NISC-IISER.php
We have become advisor for Dept of S&T,Bihar and giving support to them in
strengthening S&T policy and its implementation in Bihar . In fact, we are in the
direction of strengthening of scientific council of national and international level who
will look after these issues and will be presenting case with state govt as well central
I do request to have a look into the matter very seriously and work for educational
development of Bihar through which Bihar can retain its ancient past and produce
high quality genius brains.
Please feel free to give us suggestions and feedback.
58. Souvenir, 2008
Looking forward for your positive response
President, Indians in Daejeon, S korea
Adviser, Dept of S&T, Bihar
Chief Consultant, TekBrains Pvt.Ltd
Address: Flat no.: 301, 131-10 Garibong-dong
Guru-gu, Seoul , South Korea .
1. Official letter to you
2. Draft for Demand of IISER in Bihar
BiharBrains Needy Talent Search Scheme: July 16, 2007
Aims & objectives:
Bihar is the one of the poorest state in the country where around half of the state’s
population are uneducated .This miserable condition is not because they(poor) don’t
want to study but this is the hard fact that non-availability of proper means are the
main hurdles for pursuing their education or continuing education.
And in our view, this is also one of the main reasons for the backwardness of the
state in almost all sectors.
The main aim of this Project is to help those needy Brains who don’t have means to
continue for further study or who don’t have means for pursuing education.
The idea behind this scheme is that even if we help one student, it will have great
help for the individual as well as for the well being of the nation.
“All of us have studied in any school in Bihar and almost every school have
poor student who are in need of our help. You can take own school or any
poor individual or any other school as your mission project and give Project
idea to BB. BB society will process your scheme and offer help on your
behalf on your suggested names.”
How to help
1. Take any school and find out needy children to help them
2. Take any village or district and find out needy Brains.
3. Select any needy which you feel to be helped by you.
59. Souvenir, 2008
What BiharBrains can do?
1. Any interested person can send their proposal in written to BiharBrains.
2. The BiharBrains society will help in sending amount /selecting needy
brains/organizing test exams etc.
3. BiharBrains will act like funding agency for Needy Brains where fund can be
Sponsored by any individuals/group.
4. BiharBrains society as group will gather information about the list of needy
poor and will raise fund for them from any group or individual.
5. Opening school for needy children: BiharBrains can also open residential school for
Needy children in which education with free accommodation will be imparted to
students till the completion of matriculation. The selection of those students will be
on the basis of Test exams or other means decided by committee of BiharBrains.
Sohagara school scholarship yojna, started: Aug 17, 2007
Patna, Aug 17,2007: Bihar Brains (BBrains Development Society
www.biharbrains.org ) started Scholarship yojna for needy children of primary
school in the Sohagara village of Siwan dist of Bihar under BiharBrains Needy
Talent search scheme in association with M/S Kamala devi
Charitable Foundation (www.kamladevi.org ).
This main objectives of this yojna is help those poor who doesn't have means to
study further or who doesn't want to study because of his poor financial condition
but he is good in his study.
The details of this yojna is given under
1 Target School: Primary school, Sohagra Bazar, Siwan
2 Target students; - Class I to VII
3 Number of student for scholarship -3 from each class (Total: = 21)
4 Scholarship amount: set of books + Rs100/ per month
Sponsorship: The per annum amount for the scholarship along with transportation
charge and other expenses for committee members will be borne by Sri Sugriv
Barnwal , CEO of his own company Pioneersystems.inc ,USA .
He will transfer total per annum amount/six month amount to BB Society account
and BBSC will send directly to the students as mentioned above.
Sri Sugriv Barnwal is Representative of BiharBrains in USA also one of the founder
member along with head of NGO Formation committee of BiharBrains.
He is also Vice president of Bajana (www.bajana.org), Bihar and Jharkhand
association of North America, Newyork, USA)
60. Souvenir, 2008
DST Accepted proposal in Principle for establishment of BBSC
BiharGovt DST (Dept of S&T) has accepted our proposal for Development of
BiharBrains Scholastic center into Gyan kendra at Patna.
They are in principle agreed and now DST asked us to submit all financial details for
this center under PPP scheme.
This center will be established under PPP (Public Private Partnership) scheme of Bihar
Govt. In a mail to Mr. Bibhuti Bikramaditya, chairman of BiharBrains , he said that he
is thinking about Venue to be in Maurya complex.BB office will now call immediate
meeting at BB ofifce Patna for discussion in detail.
BBSC Development Plan: Establishment of Gyan Kendra
In a view to give it a shape of “Gyan Kendra “ ,this project has been prepared to
establish unique scholastic center under which many training and development
center, placement and Consultancy center can be established and also development
projects can be executed. This proposal describes the details about the entire project
and also the ways in which investors can contribute and will be get repaid within few
years so as after few years BB Scholastic center will be a self sufficient unit.
Objectives of the Project:
• To establish Center for Personality Development(CPD)
• To establish Placement and consultancy center
• To establish CDAC authorized Training Center for Chip design & development
• To establish Development projects Execution Center
• To establish Center for learning, discussions, seminars and workshop
• To establish Center for Unique Online Library
• To develop “Manthan” a world class online and printable magazine
• To open and promote R&D center/Institute/Company under BiharBrains
• To work for infrastructural development of the schools/colleges in India.
• To promote young entrepreneurship and give guidance to the youngsters .
Proceedings of the Meeting of Action Committee (IISER) and formation of
Global Scientific Council: Sept 6, 2007
The meeting was held in the chamber of Dr.J.Thakur, Former Vice-Chancellor, H O D,
(PHY) P.G, P.U, starting from 1 PM and continued till 4 PM. The meeting was
attended by the following personnel.
1 Prof. J Thakur, - Chairman
2 Prof. R.P.Sinha - Former V .C. Mithila University
3 Prof. R K.Sinha – Professor of Zoology, P. U.
4 Dr. B. K. Sharma – Head , Electronics, N.I.T., Patna
5 Dr U.N.L. Mathur – Head ( Physics), Science College, Patna
6 Prof. S P.Verma - Retd. Prof. of Physics, Science College, Patna
7 Shri S.N.Sandhwar- Manager (Operation) BBSC
8 Shri Vijay Sharan – P.R.O .BBSC
61. Souvenir, 2008
Agenda of the Meeting
1. Finalization of Letter for MPs for Demand of IISER & Strategies for further
course of action
2. Formation of Scientific Council of BiharBrains
3. BBSC Gyan Kendra Project with DST ,Bihar
Excerpts from the meeting
At the outset Dr. Verma welcomed all the members present and appraised the
agenda of meeting to all the members present. Dr. Thakur said that the efforts of
Bihar Brains in this direction have been continuous but as ill luck would have it, we
did not get fruitful results.
Dr. Verma said that it has been proposed by the Global Chairman of the Bihar Brains
to send a letter to all Members of Parliament for their endorsement of our demand
for IISER and to give pressure on the Govt. A letter has been drafted by Chairman of
BBrains Development Society. The said draft letter was shown to all members. Each
and every member read the draft letter. Dr. Rajmani Sinha and Dr. R.K Sinha said
that simply writing of letters would not fetch the desired result. We will have to take
support of high weight politician Like, Shri Laloo Prasad Yadav, Shri Ram Vilash
Paswan, all Minister of Govt of India from Bihar , Shri Nitish Kumar, C M (Bihar).
Manager operation of BBSC, Shri Sandhwar, at the instance of Dr. Verma placed the
print out the message in which it was mentioned about apathy of Govt. in response
of the question raised in the Parliament by Shri Ram Kirpal Yadav. M.P (R J D) step
motherly treatment of Govt has been condemned by all.
Dr. R. K sinha suggested that we should target one person/ some important
(politician) who may be persuaded to push the project as it was done in the case of
setting up of NIT. Dr. Verma concurred with his views and said that sustained effort
is required. Members suggested that Shri Ram Kirpal Yadav M. P should be
contacted afresh by B.B delegates and request him to move the matter with the help
of his colleagues. The M P should be made fully appraised for the need of opening of
IISER in Bihar and to make him convinced for the same with all justification and
arguments. A suggestion emerged that a letter be drafted in Hindi addressed to Smt
Sonia Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh, P M which may be signed by all Members
of Parliament from Bihar. The proposal was accepted by all. It has been decided that
contents of letter already drafted in English are adequate which may be translated in
to Hindi. A delegation of the action committee of IISER should meet Shri Ram
Kirpal Yadav after seeking his appointment when he is available in Patna. It has
also been decided that the Delhi Representative of Bihar Brains should be requested
to keep watch over the progress. Dr. Rajmani Sinha further placed his views that
let the NRIs of Bihar take a lead to start the establishment of IISER or similar R& D
centre with support of their financial help at first instance so that base for our
demand from the Government may be established. .He quoted example of Orissa
and other states. A message with this objective should be sent to all concerned
through BBrains Development Society by its Global Chairman..
2. Coming to the second agenda of construction of a Scientific council of
Bihar, Dr Verma placed that local level Scientific Council be formed under the
62. Souvenir, 2008
leader ship of Dr. J Thakur . The proposal was accepted by the members. Dr.
Verma further requested the members present to become the members of the
Council and to give some suitable names of R & D personnel who may be enlisted
in the Council In response to his request following names have been suggested for
addition in the list of member of Scientific Council .
Dr. Gyan Mohan,
Dr. Ashok kr. Singh Delhi University (Geology),
Shri Rajiv Sinha IIT Kanpur (Geology),
Dr. Santosh Kumar Dept. of Botany , Bihar University
Dr. B. N Tiwary, H.O.D, Biotech, Chhatisgarh
Dr. L.C Prasad, Zoolagy Department, Bhagalpur University,
Dr. H.C Verma, Physics Department I.I.T, Kanpur
Dr. Anwar Ahmad Khan, V.C. Ranchi University.
Dr. A. K Gupta Head, Department of Biochemistry, P.U.
It was also suggested by the members that a Seminar of all personnel engaged in
active Research and Development in any field of Science & Technology be
organized by the Bihar Brains Scholastic Centre. Dr R K Sinha added that In that
Seminar Dr Hassnain should be called to preside. In order to have full data and
details of such persons, it was proposed that a list which has been recently prepared
by the Govt of Bihar be obtained with the help of Principal, Patna Science College.
The proposal has been accepted by all the members. The Venue date and time of
seminar required to be fixed with due consultation with appropriate committee of
BBSC and BBrains Development Society.
3. On the third agenda of the meeting. For Development of BBSC as Gyan
Kendra with help of DST Govt. of Bihar. .Dr Verma . Explained the objectives of
Gyan Kendra to all and sought their opinion. Members were of the opinion that we
should select one or two objectives for its implementation to start with. Manager
Operation of BBSC appraised that BBSC has received a positive response from the
Principal Secretary of DST of the Govt of Bihar who has given consent to BBSC to
provide space of 6000 sq ft at Mourya Lok Complex provided a complete proposal. is
submitted to them . Dr Verma said that BBSC has developed a proposal to open an
Authorised Training Center of CDAC for Chip Design Training and VLSI courses. The
civil and financial outlay of the proposal is to be designed and prepared
Dr Verma explained the validity and viability of the project. A doubt emerged in the
meeting whether ATC will be able to issue Diploma which would be acceptable &
valid commercially. It should be ascertained whether such of type training institute
requires affiliation from University system of A I T U C.
In response to the doubt raised by the members, Dr Verma explained that CDAC is
recognized Institution by the Government of India, so there may not be any problem
for validity of its diploma.Dr B K Sharma that representative of Ni2 Logic Pune , had
come recently and given demonstration of their product of chip design , micro and
63. Souvenir, 2008
other thing related to the proposed training programme. He said such seminar and
demonstration may be conducted in future also.
In the end it was decided unanimously that a full and concrete proposal for opening
of Authorised Training Centre of CDAC should be prepared by BBSC staff with input
from their authorities and put before the committee in the next meeting before its
submission to D.S.T,.Bihar.
BiharBrains Announces Rajendra Prasad Srivastava Scholarship Yojna on
BB Third anniversary: Oct 4, 2007
Dr. kartik Sahay, Vice President, AciPharm.inc announced his decision to start Sri
Rajendra Prasad Shrivastava (RPS) Yojna under BB needy talent search scheme.
Sri Rajendra was born in Arrah in 1947, after graduating in Electrical Engineering, he
never married and helped his relatives, neighbours friends, poor and needy people
not only Monetarily but also by mentoring, to attain respectable education to
achieve respectable position and status in the society. Selflessly he contributed his
life long earning and time for betterment of needy people.He envisage, the
contributions of girls in the field of engineering, science & technology, and education.
All these cirumstances inspire Dr. Kartik to help girls to challenge boys in their
BiharBrains (BBrains Development Society) and Bihar Foundation UK Join
Bid to reopen British Council library at Patna: Nov 7, 2007
Patna, Nov 7, 2007: A delegation of BBrains Development society commonly
known as ‘BIHAR BRAINS’, a registered society of academicians, scientist of Bihar
living in India and abroad met a delegation of Bihar Foundation UK arrived in Patna
on Nov.7th 2007 and hold talk on the strategies to be adopted for all around
development of Bihar particularly in the field of education and health.
Members attended had discussed on several issues related to the subject and have
agreed to extend their hands for cooperation to each other for fulfillment of their
mission. In few days, a MOU is going to be signed by highest authorities of Bihar
Brains and Bihar foundation for working together on the areas particularly education,
R&D and health sector.
The meeting was hosted by Dr. Rajay Narain, general secretary Bihar Foundation at
his residence of Arya kumar road, Patna who welcomed the guests on this occasion.
The meeting was presided by Dr. Murali sinha (President, Bihar Foundation UK) . Dr.
B.K.Sharma (President, BiharBrains) was leading his team from BiharBrains. Other
prominent members who attended meet were Dr. S.P. Verma, promoter Bihar Brains
(EX-HOD Physics Patna Science College) and Sri S.N Sandhwar , Manager operation ,
BiharBrains and EX-AGM SBI, Patna.
Dr. Murali sinha gave thanks to BiharBrains for their work in the field of awareness
building on education and creating environment for research and development in
64. Souvenir, 2008
In the meeting, it was also decided to work together for bringing British Library once
again to Patna to fulfill the demand of elite & educated class of Bihar, particularly
patnaites who have been devoid of such facilities of British Library in Bihar. Dr.
B.K.Sharma expressed his views on reopening of British Library at Patna and put all
matter related to this which he did earlier for bringing British library to Patna. In a
discussion, it was finalized that both will send letter of request to British High
commission and discussion will be started in this direction with highest authority of
British High commission very soon.
In a meeting, Bihar Foundation gave positive signal for assistance in the event of
scientific foresight, 2007 organized by Bihar groups including Bihar Brains.
BiharBrains Joins Hands with Bihar Foundation
Patna: Nov. 8, 2007
A delegation of Bihar Brains Development Society, a registered entity of
academicians and scientists of Bihar living in India and abroad, met with a delegation
of UK-based Bihar Foundation in Patna on Wednesday to discuss strategies for the
development of Bihar, particularly in the field of education and health.
The meeting was hosted by Dr. Rajay Narain, general secretary Bihar Foundation, at
his residence at Arya Kumar Road in Patna.
The meeting was presided over by Dr. Murali Sinha, President, Bihar Foundation,
while Dr. B. K. Sharma, President, BiharBrains, represented his organization. Among
others who were present on the occasion included Dr. S. P. Verma, promoter Bihar
Brains and the former Head of the Department, Physics, Patna Science College, S. N.
Sandhwar, Manager operations, of the BiharBrains and the form er AGM, State
Bank of India, Patna.
Besides holding discussions on various projects, the office-bearers also discussed
their desire to bring back the British Council Library in Patna that wounded up its
operation in the lack of adequate membership and poor management nearly six
Attempts would be made to contact the British High Commission to discuss the
possibility of bringing back the library again in Patna, Dr. Sharma said.
BiharBrains Stall at Patna Book Fair: Dec 7-18, 2007
Patna , Dec 7-18, 2007 : BiharBrains Booked stall in Patna Book Fair,2007 to be
held from Dec 7 to dec 18 at Gandhi Maidan, Patna . Patna Book Fair is organised
every year by Centre for Readership Development (CRD), Patna in association with
Federation of Publishers’ & Booksellers’ Associations in India.
Around 600 stalls were booked. For the first time, BiharBrains booked its stall and
kept material for following purposes
65. Souvenir, 2008
The exhibition of BiharBrains carries its program and activities, events and
programs, Project undertaken, achievements, people involved in this mission and
invitations to educated people of Bihar.
No of posters for exhibition: 17
2. Distribution & Membership: Membership forms were kept. Those who took
membership got CD of BiharBrains containing profile, BB Presentation, brochures for
our program and events.
3. For Sale: Following materials were kept for selling
• CD for all four issues of Manthan (An International Magazine ): Rs 51/-
• CDs for GRE/GMAT/TOEFL: Rs 60/-
• CDs for VLSI course: Rs 300/-
• Asia on Foot by Praveen ohal : Book cost , Rs 200/-