IIT Bhubaneswar

Schemes of Government of India

The following list comprises different schemes under Government of India.

1. International S&T Cooperation: A bilateral collaboration through Department of Science and Technology

The Science & Technology International Cooperation Division of DST has the mandated responsibility of (i) negotiating, concluding and implementing S&T Agreements between India and other countries; (ii) providing interventions on S&T aspects in international forums.

2. Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)

The Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) 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.

3. Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA)

Faculty Scheme is a dedicated program exclusively for overseas scientists and academicians with emphasis on Non-resident Indians (NRI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to work as adjunct / visiting faculty for a specific period of time in Indian Public funded academic and research institutions. SERB welcomes accomplished Overseas Scientists to take up challenging research problems in the Indian setting.

4. Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN)

Govt. of India approved a new program titled Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education aimed at tapping the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs, internationally to encourage their engagement with the institutes of Higher Education in India so as to augment the country’s existing academic resources, accelerate the pace of quality reform, and elevate India’s scientific and technological capacity to global excellence.

Support for Outbound Faculty

The following list comprises travel awards for Indian Researchers. The applicants shall consult our office in case of any support needed.

  1. Support available through external agencies
    1. Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
    2. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
    3. Department of Science and Technology (DST)
    4. Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
    5. Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), SERB International Research Experience (SIRE)
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