Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences (IMPRESS) Scheme

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Ministry/Department : Ministry of Human Resource Development

 

The objective of this scheme is to identify and fund research proposals in social sciences with maximum impact on the governance and society.

 

Scheme:

  • The government support would include a total funding of Rs.414 crore on 1500 projects for policy themes in the social sciences at the cost of Rs. 20-25 Lakh per project.
  • Thematic Areas : Under the scheme, support is to be provided for projects on 11 broad thematic areas as follows:
    1. State and Democracy
    2. Urban transformation,
    3. Media, Culture and Society
    4. Employment, Skills and Rural transformation
    5. Governance, Innovation and Public Policy
    6. Growth, Macro-trade and Economic Policy
    7. Agriculture and Rural Development
    8. Health and Environment
    9. Science and Education
    10. Social Media and Technology
    11. Politics, Law and Economics.
  • The Sub-Theme areas will be decided on the basis of Expert Groups’ advice before notifying the scheme and calling for applications.
  • To ensure selection of projects through a transparent, competitive process on online mode.
  • To provide opportunity for social science researchers in any institution in the country, including all Universities (Central and State), private institutions.
  • ICSSR funded/recognised research institutes will also be eligible to submit research proposals on the given themes and sub-themes.
  • Nodal Agency : The Indian Council of Social Science and Research (ICSSR) will be the project implementing agency.

Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration

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Ministry/Department : Ministry of Human Resource Development

 

Aims to improve 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.

 

Scheme

  • Under the scheme 600 joint research proposals will be awarded for 2 years.
  • The scheme will facilitate strong research collaboration between Indian research groups with the best in class faculty and renowned research groups in the leading universities of the world, in areas that are at the cutting edge of science or with direct social relevance to the mankind, specifically India.

  • Thrust Areas : The scheme will improve research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world to jointly solve problems of national and international relevance. Five thrust areas identified are as follows:
    1. Fundamental Research.
    2. Emergent Areas of Impact.
    3. Convergence
    4. Action-Oriented Research
    5. Innovation-Driven
  • This Scheme is expected to have a major impact in providing the best international expertise to address major national problems.
  • The scheme exposes Indian academicians to the best collaborators abroad to enable international faculty to stay in India for a longer duration.
  • The scheme provides Indian students an opportunity to work in the world class laboratories, to develop strong bilateral relationships in research, and improve the international ranking of Indian Institutes.

Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)

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Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has introduced Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) to systematically rank education institutions and universities primarily on innovation related indicators. 

 

ARIIA aims to promote culture of innovation and research in higher education.

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Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)

  • It measures some parameters which are India-specific considering current scenario and status of higher education in India.
  • ARIIA parameters are primarily organised in five broad heads which are further elaborated into suitable sub-heads.
  • Each of five main parameters has certain weightage assigned to it and sub-heads also have appropriate weight distribution.
  • The institutions will be rank-ordered based on scores.
  • The overall score can take a maximum value of 100.
  • Five main focus parameters of ARIIA are 
    • budget expenses and revenue generated through Innovation and entrepreneurship development (weightage: 20)
    • facilitate access to advance centres and facilities and entrepreneurial support system (10)
    • idea to entrepreneurship (54)
    • development of innovation ecosystems supported through teaching & learning (10) and 
    • best innovative solutions developed in-house for improving governance of institution (6).

 

Significance

  • ARIIA will inspire Indian institutions to reorient their mind-set and build ecosystems to encourage high quality research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • It will focus on quality of innovations rather than quantity and measure the real impact created by these innovations nationally and internationally.
  • It will set tone and direction for institutions for future development for making them globally competitive and in forefront of innovation.

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

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Ministry : Ministry of Human Resource and Development
 
Aims to link higher education institutions with set of at least five villages, so that they can contribute to economic and social betterment of these village communities using their knowledge base. Under this scheme, higher education institutions will participate in development activities, particularly in rural areas.
 
Objective of the scheme are
  • To engage faculty and students of higher educational institutions in understanding rural realities.
  • Identify and select existing innovative technologies, enable customization of technologies or devise implementation methods for innovative solutions as required by people.
  • To allow higher educational institutions to contribute to devising systems for smooth implementation of various Government Programs.
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Analysis:
  • The scheme is inspired by vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge base and resources of premier Institutions of the country to help build the architecture of Inclusive India.
  • It also aims to create virtuous cycle between society and inclusive university system, with latter providing knowledge base, best practices for emerging livelihoods and upgrade capabilities of both public and private sectors.
  • Under it, institutes through their faculty and students, will carry out studies of living conditions in adopted villages, assess local problems and needs, workout possibilities of leveraging technological interventions and need to improve processes in implementation of various government schemes, prepare workable action plans for the selected villages.

IMPRINT India

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Ministry/Department : Department of Science & Technology and HRD Ministry

 

Aims to boost research and innovation in India.

 

Scheme:

  • IMPRINT India Programme is joint initiative of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
  • It seeks to develop road map for research to solve major engineering and technology challenges in 10 technology domains relevant for country.
  • These domains include health care, information and communication technology, energy, sustainable habitat, nanotechnology hardware, water resources and river systems, advanced materials, manufacturing, security and defence, and environment and climate.
  • These domains are distributed among IITs Kharagpur, Kanpur, Bombay, Roorkee, Madras and IISC, Bengaluru.
  • The Ministry of Human Resource Development has sanctioned Rs. 1000 crore for phase II of Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India programme to boost research and innovation in the country.
  • Under the IMPRINT-II, a fund is being created by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and HRD Ministry together, in which participation will come from industry and other interested Ministries. 

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Objectives of IMPRINT

  • Identify areas of immediate relevance that requires innovation in the society.
  • Ensure support and higher funding for research for identified areas.
  • Measure outcomes of innovation and research efforts and its impact on people’s standard of living.

 

Significance

  • It will motivate technical institutions to conduct research in areas where the country is heavily dependent on foreign technology.
  • Under IMPRINT-I Programme, 142 projects at cost of Rs. 318.71 crore are already under implementation.
  • These projects cover 10 crucial technology domains mentioned above.

Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme

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Ministry:  Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD)
 
Aims to realize importance of innovation and technology for progress and development of the nation.
 
Scheme :
  • The fellowship scheme was announced in the Budget Speech 2018-19.
  • It will be implemented for period of seven years beginning 2018-19 at total cost of Rs. 1650 crore.
  • Under it, best students who have completed or are in final year of B. Tech/Integrated M.Tech/M.Sc courses in Science and Technology streams  will be offered direct admission in PhD programme in IITs/IISc. Change : Earlier only students from IISc/IITs/IISERs/ NITs/IIITs are allowed in this scheme. Now students from all institutes are eligible.
  • Maximum of 3000 Fellows would be selected in three year period, beginning 2018-19.
  • Monthly fellowship: Selected students through selection process laid down in PMRF Guidelines will be offered monthly fellowship of Rs.70,000 for first two years, Rs.75,000 for 3rd year and Rs.80,000 in 4th and 5th years.
  • Research grant: Each selected fellow students will be also provided research grant of Rs.2.00 lakh for period of 5 years to cover their foreign travel expenses for presenting research papers in international conferences and seminars.
  • Significance: The scheme will help tapping talent pool of country for carrying out research indigenously in cutting edge science and technology domains. The research undertaken by fellows under this scheme will address national priorities at one hand and shortage of quality faculty in premier educational institutions of country on the other.

 

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