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Call for Proposals: Women’s PG Colleges Under CURIE Programme by DST: Submit by Dec 31

Submissions are invited for Women’s PG Colleges Under CURIE Programme for the year 2021. The last date of submission is 31 December.

Proposals are invited for consideration of support to ‘Women’s PG Colleges’ under the Scheme “Consolidation of University Research for Innovation and Excellence in Women Universities (CURIE)” of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India.

The Scheme is intended to provide basic infrastructure and enabling facilities of Science & Engineering Departments for promoting R&D activities in new and emerging areas and attracting fresh talents in Women Educational Institutions.

Eligibility

The support to ‘College as a whole’ shall be considered for the post-graduate S&T departments. All Women Colleges having Science Departments with strong postgraduate teaching and research programs which have existed for at least 3 years or more are eligible. The College should be accredited by NAAC with at least B Grade.

Nature of Support

Proposals from Women’s PG Colleges shall be considered for a maximum support up to Rs. 150 lakhs for Teaching as well as Research facilities to the S&T Departments for 3 years.

The Scheme will provide optimal infrastructure facilities for post-graduate teaching and research, such as, renovation of existing laboratory space (no fresh constructions), modernization of laboratories involved in teaching and research, acquisition of essential equipment, up-gradation of existing facilities, networking & computational facilities including software & databases, scientific books (no journals), maintenance & refurbishing of existing and new facilities etc.

The facilities provided under the Programme are intended to support the efforts of the Colleges as a whole. Proposal towards individual R&D support would not be accepted under this Scheme.

Duration

The duration of support for each project will be for a period of 3 years.

Application

Applications are invited from eligible Women’s Post Graduate Colleges in the prescribed format which can be downloaded from www.dst.gov.in & onlinedst.gov.in and should be submitted at e-PMS (onlinedst.gov.in) on or before December 31, 2021.

Selection Process

The selection will be through a peer review mechanism, presentation and visit to the College, (if necessary). An Expert Committee will assist the DST in making final selection. The College may be required to submit additional information if required.

Contact

Email: pawan.kumar[at]nic.in.

Click here to view the official notification of Call for Proposals: Women’s PG Colleges Under CURIE Programme by DST.


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