What are UAY and IMPRINT? Schemes for Providing Research Facilities (Important) (Download PDF)


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Government is focused on improving quality of education and research in Higher Education Institutions and has taken number of steps in this direction. Establishment of Inter University Centers (IUCs) that provide state-of-the art equipment and facilities.

Image of UAY and IMPRINT

Image of UAY and IMPRINT

Image of UAY and IMPRINT

  • Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY)

    UAY promotes industry sponsored, outcome-oriented research projects with an outlay of Rs. 475.00 crore for a period of two years beginning 2016 - 17. The project cost is met to the extent of 50 % by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and 25 % each by the Industry. The objectives of UAY scheme are

    • to promote innovation in IITs addressing issues of manufacturing industries

    • to spur innovative mindset

    • to co-ordinate action between academia & industry

    • to strengthen labs & research facilities.

    Impacting Research, Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT)

    IMPRINT focuses on research in higher educational institutions, with an allocation Rs. 487.00 crore for a period of three years beginning 2016 - 17. The cost of the project is met to the extent of 50 % by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and the remaining 50 % by the participating Ministry/Department. The objectives of this initiative is to:

    • identify areas of immediate relevance to society requiring innovation

    • direct scientific research into identified areas

    • ensure higher funding support for research into the identified areas.

    • measure outcomes of the research effort with reference to impact on the standard of living in the rural/urban areas.

    Setting up of Research Parks in IITs

  • Five new Research Parks at

    1. IIT Delhi

    2. IIT Guwahati

    3. IIT Kanpur

    4. IIT Hyderabad

    5. IISc Bangalore

  • The government has approved a total of Rs. 75.00 crores for each IIT park.

  • Approval has also been accorded for continuation of two already approved Research Parks at

    1. IIT Bombay

    2. IIT Kharagpur at a cost of Rs. 100 crore each.

    • The Research Park at IIT Gandhinagar at a total cost of Rs. 90 crore is being funded by the Department of Science & Technology

    Quality Improvement Programme (QIP)

    Objective is to upgrade the expertise and capabilities of the faculty members of the degree and diploma level institutions in the country.


    • This scheme allows Institutions of repute to act as

    • Hub to guide

    • Disperse knowledge to and between technical institutions to encourage best practices.

    • The selected public universities/institutions will be eligible to receive Rs. 1000 crores over a span of 5 years to develop into a world class university.


    • An indigenous On-line Education platform, launched on 9th July 2017.

    • Through this platform courses in teachers training and other subjects both at the graduate and post-graduate level are offered.

    • There are 837 courses and 16, 83, 828 people are registered in the SWAYAM platform.

    • Access to SWAYAM is also being widened by linkage with DTH channel, SWAYAMPRABHA, dedicated to education.

    Other Efforts

  • Joint Research Programmes are being taken with countries like

    • USA

    • UK

    • Israel

    • Norway

    • New Zealand

  • Special Scheme for Faculty Development launched to provide an opportunity to teachers.

  • Encouragement of teachers to pursue academic and research activities

- Published/Last Modified on: February 7, 2018

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