Permanent faculty members from Higher Educational institutions viz., the MoE-funded technical institutes (IISc, IITs, IISERs, NITs) and Central Universities; and Non-MoE funded Institutions with NIRF ranking within 100 (overall category) or NAAC 3.26 and above (colleges or universities). PIs from MoE funded research institutions will not be eligible.

Permanent faculty members from any Indian institution can be a co-PI in principle. However, for co-PI institution to receive funds, only MoE funded higher educational institutions (not research institutions) who satisfy the NAAC criteria of 3.26 and better will be eligible.

If you are from MoE-funded institution, you should register yourself in category 1 or 2, and not register under non-MoE funded institutions, even if you satisfy the NIRF/NAAC criteria.

Eligible Institutes

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