DBT brings Foldscope to underprivileged children


Foldscope: A low cost microscope as a tool for education and research is becoming a major way of connecting students and science from all over the country.

Democratisation of Science

The Foldscope has been brought to India after the signing of a Statement of Intent between the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and Prakash Lab (Stanford University), USA in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, ShriNarendraModi during his visit to USA for the India-US StartupKonnect event at Silicon Valley on 27th September 2015.

This is a followup of the Statement of Intent signed between Department of Biotechnology and PrakashLab Stanford University, USA in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India ShriNarendraModi during his visit to USA for the India-US StartupKonnect event at Silicon Valley on 27th September, 2015. The agreement was signed to bring the Foldscope to India to encourage curiosity in science.