RICH Programme

Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH) is the nodal agency for Hyderabad Science & Technology (S&T) Cluster, an initiative of the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India. Launched in 2017 by the Government of Telangana, RICH acts as a facilitator and aims to foster greater collaboration between various entities in the research and innovation space. Life Sciences cluster of RICH programme embraces scholarship and mentorship programme for Women in STEM education and careers with the objective to provide the women students from marginalized communities an opportunity for experiential learning through internships in labs of premier R&D institutions or industries.
Under this programme DRILS provided internship opportunity for under-graduate and post-graduate women students in their final year to spend two to six months of training in partnership with Biocon Foundation.

RICH Programme interns trained at DRILS (2023-2024)

The interns gained research experience on various topics such as:

  • Insilico analysis of inflammatory gene signature in macrophages from NAFLD patients.
  • Comparison of prokaryotic and eukaryotic rhodopsin sequences with an aim to understand GPCR evolution.
  • Characterization of zebrafish CRISPR mutant.
  • Characterization of c-met phlpp double mutant zebrafish line.