India takes the first step towards the development of the Covid-19 vaccine as University of Hyderabad joins the scientific race. Researcher, Dr Seema Mishra from the university has developed a “vaccine candidate”, crossing the first hurdle in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus. She identified the vaccine candidates as ‘T cell epitopes’. They will help in understanding all structural and non-structural proteins of Covid-19 for experimental testing. A ranked list of potential candidate vaccines, based on how effectively they will be used by human cells to stop the virus, has been generated, and further investigation and experiments are required to provide conclusive evidence.