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Call for Proposals under SPARC Program of MHRD

The Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) launched by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India) aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s Higher Educational Institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world from 28 selected nations to jointly solve problems of national and/or international relevance.
The scheme proposes to enable productive academic cooperation by supporting the following critical components that can catalyze impact making research, namely:
  • Visits and long-term stay of top international faculty / researchers in Indian institutions to pursue teaching and research
  • Visits by Indian students for training and experimentation in premier laboratories worldwide
  • Joint development of niche courses, world-class books and monographs, translatable patents, demonstrable technologies or action research outcomes and products
  • Consolidation of Bilateral cooperation through academic and research partnerships through Indo-X Workshops in India
  • Publication, Dissemination and Visibility through a high profile annual international Conference in India

The expected outcomes include tangible results in terms of large quantity of high quality research publications, solution to key national and international problems, development of niche courses, high quality text books and research monographs, imbibing of best practices from top international academicians and researchers, strong bilateral cooperation, and improved world reputation and ranking of Indian Institutions.

IIT Bhubaneswar is the Nodal Institution for coordinating with eligible Institutes of Switzerland.


Please note that the faculty members may submit proposals to any of the eligible institutions (https://sparc.iitkgp.ac.in/assets/pdf/foreign_institutes.pdf) from 28 selected countries. For More Details (https://sparc.iitkgp.ac.in)


Process for Proposal Submission


Points to Remember for Preparing the Proposal


Contact Us:

Prof. Swarup Kumar Mahapatra
Dean (CE) and Institute Coordinator,SPARC   
School of Mechanical Sciences
IIT Bhubaneswar
Phone: +91 674 7134480
Emai: deance@iitbbs.ac.in
Dr. Mihir Kumar Pandit
Single Point Contact (SPoC), SPARC
Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Sciences
IIT Bhubaneswar
Phone: +91 674 7137120
Email: sparc@iitbbs.ac.in
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