BHU will provide partial financial support to those receiving projects from external agencies
Banaras Hindu University with an effort to take the research and innovation activities at par with top notch institutions, has decided to provide financial support to its researchers, scientists and faculty members.
The initiatives are aimed at creating a hassle free research ecosystem for BHU faculty members and researchers besides encouraging and attracting those outside the institution to work and research in BHU. The university has now come up with another promising initiative for its faculty members called Research Promotion Scheme.
The scheme launched under the Institution of Eminence, BHU, will provide partial financial support to faculty members who have been sanctioned projects from external funding agencies for the first time but received either no funds or partial funds for the equipment, which may not be enough to procure it.
Such faculty members will be provided funds to support proposed equipment or meet the difference of the equipment up to INR 20 lakh. However, in exceptional circumstances, recommendations may be made for financial support up to INR 50 lakh based on the proposed and sanctioned amount. The scheme also provides for reasonable funds to develop the infrastructure needed for research. This financial assistance will be a onetime support for the grantee.
A four member committee chaired by the Rector, Banaras Hindu University, has been formed to review the proposals under the scheme. Chairman, Equipment Committee and Professor In-Charge, Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy Cell, are the members of the committee, while Deputy Registrar, Development section, is the secretary.
The scheme is in line with Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Kumar Jain’s commitment to create an ecosystem that takes research and innovation in BHU to a new trajectory. Prof. Jain has reiterated time and again that funds will not be an obstacle in ensuring high quality research and teaching in the university, and his administration will do all that is required to support, foster and promote it.
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