Department of Biotechnology (DBT) provides support to establish interdisciplinary School of Life Sciences for advanced research and education in universities known as “DBT-Boost to University Interdisciplinary Life science Departments for Education and Research (BUILDER)” Programme for advanced research and education.
The overall aim of this programme is to foster interaction of existing departments of universities invigorating interdisciplinary modern bioscience research through creation of new research agenda aiming to develop world-class school of life science in universities doing both advanced research and education.
- UGC recognized Central, State and Private universities / PG colleges registered under Central Universities Act 2009 and section 2(f) and 12B (for PG colleges only) of the UGC Act, 1956(http://www.ugc.ac.in/) with proven track record in life sciences research and education are ONLY eligible to apply.
- The university should have proven track record of performance in the following:
Current status of Ph.D. students;
Size of faculty;
Working culture and atmosphere;
Readiness for administrative reforms;
Areas of expertise;
Ideas of innovation from discovery to market;
Linkages with industry;
Team spirit in collaborative research;
Publications in high impact journals;
Patents, technologies developed/transferred etc.
The thematic focus for the scheme is to provide enabling interdisciplinary advanced research and teaching capacity emphasizing discovery and innovation in proposed research areas of each university. Addressing emerging technologies with inter-disciplinary cross talk to realize their full potential would be a priority.
Increasing number of postgraduate students at M.Sc. , Ph. D, and postdoctoral levels with quality education, skills and research temperament is envisaged. Openness to collaborate and invoke industry through public-private partnership in advanced research and education would be viewing very positively.
Project will be supported for a maximum period of five years and subsequent year grants will be released only after submission of the necessary documents. In General, NO extension will be provided beyond five years though project duration may be extended as follows:
- Maximum of one year with in the approved budget of the project
- Maximum of two years for projects shown exceptionally outstanding performance with additional budget. During extension period, ONLY the manpower and consumables will be provided.
Proposals may be submitted through 4 set Hard copies (via speed post) & soft copy via email (garima.g[at]nic.in.)