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UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR MARG
NEW DELHI – 110 002.
The University Grants Commission strives to promote teaching and research in emerging areas in Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, Literature, Pure sciences, Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, Medical, Agricultural Sciences etc. The emphasis would be supporting such areas that cut across disciplines and subjects such as health, gerontology, environment, biotechnology, nanotechnology, stress management, WTO and its impact on economy, history of science, Asian philosophy and many other areas as would be identified by subject experts. There are disciplines such as defence and strategic studies which include national security affairs, insurance and banking, economics and world trade which in a true sense are multidisciplinary in nature, cutting across disciplines of sciences, humanities and social sciences, and are of importance in a rapidly changing global scenario. These and allied disciplines need to be studied and researched in a more organized manner. Institutionalization of such activities is a need of the present times.
The universities have been the centres of research. Although, the G overnment has a ne twork of science and technology laboratories for research and development, the major base of researchers in science and technolog y remains with t he univ ersities and colleges. Hence, unive rsity and college teachers need to be supported to meet their requir ements for individual research in specialized areas. To promot e excellence in research in higher edu cation by supp orting rese arch pr ogrammes of University and College teachers in various disciplines.
RGET GROUP AND ELIGIBILITY:
The University Grants Commission will pr ovide support to perm anent/regular, working/retired teachers in the Universities and Colleges (Under Section 2(f) and 12 B of UGC Act, 1956) only.
The permanent teachers working in self financing In stitutions [Self financing colleges subject to fulfilment of conditions stipulated in the UGC (Fitnes s of Instit ution for grant Rules, 1975) and subject to the condition that fees charged by such colleges are in accordance with the State/University fee regulations or as laid down by any law in force also eligible to apply under the scheme.
A teacher, working or retired can avail only one project/ scheme of the UGC at any given time. The one, which is offered and accepted first irrespective of Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator, must be completed before the other offer is accepted. Failure to abide b y this rule shall make the Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator and the Institution liable to refund the entire amount paid by the UGC in all such schemes. They may be also debarred from participation in future UGC programmes. It would be the responsibility of the Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator and the host Institution for total accountability of the project. After completion of one project (date of finalization of accounts of the project). If a teacher desires to undertake another UGC project, a gap of one year will be necessary. The Principal Investigator should publish two papers in a reputed journal in the form of 3 Books/Article/Presentation in seminar etc. from the said project completed.
Retired teachers can apply under the scheme up to the age of 67 years and must have a Co-Investigator (Permanent Teacher) from the same Department, where the project is likely to be undertaken.
Only the teaching faculty of Library Science, Physical Education, Principals and Vice-Chancellors will also be eligible to participate in the scheme.
Colleges/Universities/ Institutions forwarding the proposal should have a dequate r esearch facilities.
All eligible teachers in colleges may submit their Minor Research Proposal applications from 1st
April to 31st july in the prescribed proforma to the concerned Regional Offices of UGC located
at Bhopal, Kolkata, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune. The teachers from the
colleges in the Northern Region including Delhi may apply to the UGC Northern Region
Colleges Bureau (NRCB) at 35, Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi – 110 001. . Before
submission, the concerned institute should get the proposal assessed by their Research bodies
with a certificate that the proposed research work is in conformity with the Minor Research
The Minor Projects of the University teachers will be dealt by the concerned University
out of the development grants.