“Indian National Super Model” launched by DST
On May 31, 2020, the Department of Science and Technology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology launched the Indian National Super Model.
The Model was launched to help monitor transmission of COVID-19 infection.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and IISc (Indian Institute of Science) are to play crucial role in the programme.
The programme will act as a common platform for the experts from different fields to come together and create a model. The model will perform rigorous tests and will practice forecast routine similar to that of the weather forecasting communities.
About the Model
The Model will integrate mathematical and statistical forecasts. This will help in predicting the possible impacts of the spread of the disease. A consultative committee is to work closely with the experts involved in the model. The committee will provide guidance, aggregation and final delivery of the super model.