Initiatives to Promote Research in Higher Educational Institutions (Download PDF)

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Ministry of Human Resource Development and its organizations like University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) are undertaking various research projects in the different Higher Educational Institutions.

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  • Department of Science & Technology and Department of Biotechnology also provide funding support to higher educational institutions for various research projects.

  • These research projects are both domestic and also with international collaboration.

  • As informed by the UGC, it has released a sum of Rs. 82.35 crores to 819 projects under the Major Research Project Scheme from 2016 - 17 to 2018 - 19 (till December 2018).

  • The state-wise distribution is as detailed below:

    Table Of Distribution Detail

    Table Of Distribution Detail

    S. No.

    State

    Total Number of Projects

    Amount approved

    1

    Andhra Pradesh

    77

    75755521

    2

    Assam

    14

    17605500

    3

    Arunachal Pradesh

    1

    1420000

    4

    Bihar

    2

    2334000

    5

    Chhattisgarh

    9

    10670700

    6

    Chandigarh

    15

    19248800

    7

    Delhi

    25

    33415000

    8

    Gujarat

    34

    34122277

    9

    Goa

    6

    6344800

    10

    Haryana

    17

    21915377

    11

    Himachal Pradesh

    17

    18279497

    12

    Jharkhand

    3

    2808520

    13

    Jammu & Kashmir

    40

    44823163

    14

    Karnataka

    45

    47561080

    15

    Kerala

    29

    26661336

    16

    Madhya Pradesh

    7

    6993263

    17

    Maharashtra

    97

    99434868

    18

    Manipur

    4

    5584500

    19

    Meghalaya

    1

    1448600

    20

    Mizoram

    6

    6618700

    21

    Odisha

    12

    12166856

    22

    Punjab

    48

    52046527

    23

    Pondicherry

    7

    8525100

    24

    Rajasthan

    19

    16314060

    25

    Tamil Nadu

    143

    158952568

    26

    Telangana

    24

    24589535

    27

    Tripura

    1

    1055000

    28

    Uttar Pradesh

    63

    60165697

    29

    Uttarakhand

    9

    1101630

    30

    West Bengal

    44

    5503100

    Total

    819

    823465575

Other Initiatives

  1. Apart from the above Major Research Project scheme, UGC has funded several schemes for research and innovation like

    1. Special Assistance Programme (SAP),

    2. Colleges with Potential for Excellence (CPE),

    3. University with Potential for Excellence (UPE),

    4. Centre with Potential for Excellence in Particular Areas (CPEPA),

    5. Fellowships support for Research to students and teachers.

    In 2017 - 18, an amount of Rs. 1769 crores has been spent under these schemes.

  2. UGC is actively involved in promoting research through international collaborations through important initiatives like

    1. UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI),

    2. Israel Science Foundation (ISF),

    3. Indo Norway Cooperation Programme (NCP),

    4. Indo German Programme (IGP),

    5. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative with United States of America.

    They aim at joint research projects with collaboration between Indian institutions and foreign institutions. In the last one year, around Rs. 46 crores is spent on 83 joint research projects.

  3. Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) is a recent initiative of the Ministry to support Joint Research Projects through collaboration of top ranked Indian Institutions and globally ranked Foreign Institutions.

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  1. It aims to support 600 research projects in two years, at an outlay of Rs. 418 crores.

  2. To channelize technical research, the Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) scheme has been launched.

  3. Under IMPRINT-I, 142 research projects with an outlay of Rs. 318.71 crores for 3 years have been accepted.

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  1. Under IMPRINT-II, a total of 122 projects at an estimated cost of Rs. 112 crores have been approved.

  2. For the promotion of Research in Social Sciences, the scheme for Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences (IMPRESS) has been launched.

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Under this scheme 1500 research projects, at a total sanctioned cost of Rs. 414 crores, will be awarded for implementation up to 31.3. 2021.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 15, 2019

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