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Ministry of Education

Collaborative Research Scheme (CRS)

Financial Assistance
Research Grant
Technical Education
Application Process
Documents Required
Frequently Asked Questions
Launched by the All India Council for Technical Education, Collaborative Research Scheme (CRS) aims to provide financial support in the form of research grants to the young TEQIP faculties recruited in different Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) institutes so as to collaborate for research and build research community.

Duration of the Project:
  • Duration of the project will be of One year from the date of receipt of funds in the institute’s account.

Processing Methodology: The proposal shall be assessed by an expert committee constituted as follows:
  • Three members expert committee not below the rank of Associate Professor. Fourth member will evaluate if any of the three are not available.
  • At least two members among the experts shall be from the concerned stream.

Terms and conditions:
  • The Principal Investigator has the primary responsibility of the implementation of the project.
  • In case the Principal Investigator leaves the Institution without transfer of the project or goes on long leave, the Co- Principal Investigator 1 would be allowed to continue with the project, subject to the consent of the Principal Investigator and approval from AICTE. All such requests should be sent to AICTE in advance. Therefore, association of a Co- Principal Investigator-1 (Co-PI-1) as ref.1.2(d)in the project is mandatory.
  • In case the Principal Investigator leaves the Institute and there is no other associated Co-Investigator to carry out the project then the project will be terminated at that stage and PI along with Co-PI-1(From Host Institute) will submit Utilization Certificate. No further grant will be released.
  • The grant will be utilized strictly for the purpose as specified in the sanction letter. Re-appropriation of funds from one head to another is strictly not permitted; Recurring and Non-Recurring heads are 40% and 60% respectively of the total grant, unless otherwise recommended by TEQIP experts. The list of equipment decided by the experts will be final and no changes will be permitted subsequently.
  • Once the project is sanctioned, the Council shall not consider any request for additional grant.
  • Separate institutional overheads for execution of the project shall not be provided.
  • Out of the project grant, no funds can be used for going abroad to attend
  • Conferences/Seminars. However, for presentation a paper in a Seminar/Conferencewithin the Country, the travel expenses may be met out from the recurring component of the grant.
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