The All India Council for Technical
Education (AICTE) was established by an Act of Parliament in the year
1987, with a view to promote proper planning and coordinated
development of technical education system throughout the country. The
Council has been performing its regulatory, planning and promotional
functions through its Bureaus, namely: Administration; Finance;
Planning and Coordination; Under Graduate Studies; Post Graduate
Education and Research; Faculty Development; Quality Assurance; and
Research and Institutional Development Bureaus; and through its
Regional Offices located in various parts of the country.
||II. Name of scheme(s):
Institutional Development Schemes
Modernization & Removal of Obsolescence Scheme (MODROBS)
(ii) Research Promotion Schemes (RPS)
2.Industry-Institute Interaction Schemes
Industry Institute Partnership Cell (UPC)
Entrepreneurship Development Cells (EDC)
Facilities in Engineering & Technology with Industrial
(iv) Nationally Coordinated Project
1 (i). Modernisation and Removal of
1. To equip technical institutions with modern infra-structural
facilities in laboratory(s)/ workshop(s)/computing facilities to
enhance functional efficiency for teaching, training and research
purposes. Creation of new laboratories is not envisaged. Maximum
Funding is Rs. 15 lakhs with 2 years duration.
The aims are contemporary Lab Work, relevant project work, indirect
benefits to faculty/students of the institution through training
programmes and consultancy work.
1 (ii). Research
Promotion Schemes (RPS)
RPS aims to create research ambience by promoting research in
technical disciplines and innovations in established and emerging
technologies; and to generate Masters and Doctoral degree candidates.
The three research avenues within RPS are the following:
1. proof of Concept work - Independent research activity which can
lead to growth of knowledge/process in an area, which can grow into a
major project. Funding for such projects would be limited to a one
time grant of Rs. 5-10 lakhs.
2. capacity Building
for research - A young faculty (30 years limit) with grant of Rs.
10-12 lakhs, is encouraged to carry out research at Doctoral level in
a reputed institution. The funding can be used for both drawing of
salary during leave without pay condition and towards purchase of
equipment to carry out research in a Novel area.
3. patentable technology development by a group of faculty members,
having proven tract record, who aim at developing new research
facilities, at the parent institution, being motivated chiefly by
high-end output such as patentable technologies. Funding to such
projects would be limited to a one time grant of Rs. 20 lakhs.
2 (i). Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC)
To establish institute-industry
liaison by encouraging:
(1) conduct of industrial training
(2) facilitating exchange of resource personnel
(3) carry out industrial R&D
(4) conduct of industrial
(5) developing appropriate curricula and
undertake consultancy services, etc.
Entrepreneur-ship Development Cells (EDC)
To encourage students to consider
self-employment as a career option and provide training in
2(iii). National Facilities M
Engineering & Technology with Industrial Collaboration (NAFETIC)
To establish national level
facilities in the frontier areas of Engineering & Technology
collaboration between industry(s) and institutions
for product development, basic research, trouble
consultancy, testing & training purposes.
2(iv). Nationally Coordinated Project (NCP)
To plan, coordinate & execute
integrated R&D programmes at national level by a group of
institutions. The technical/ financial/ administrative deliverables
are to be spelled out clearly by the networking institutions with the
lead institution being an IIT/IISc/IIM/NIT.
III. Who can submit a proposal:
invites fresh proposals annually from AICTE approved technical
institutions: University Departments, Government Institutions,
Grant-in-aid Institutions and Accredited Institutions in the private
sector for financial assistance for schemes operated by the RID
Bureau. For five year old institutions in J&K State and
North-Eastern States, accreditation criterion is not mandatory.
Centrally funded Institutes such as IITs, IISc, IIM's, NIT's are not
eligible for these schemes as they are directly funded by Ministry of
Human Resource Development, New Delhi.Centrally funded Institutions
may apply, however, only for the Nationally Coordinated Project (NCP)
Scheme. Professional Bodies/Societies; Industrial Units/Houses;
NGO's; Institutions/Departments not approved by AICTE and
Non-accredited departments of Self-financing Institutions are NOT
ELIGIBLE to apply for RID Bureau Schemes. (This restriction is not
applicable to five years old Institutions located in J&K State
and the North-Eastern States).
IV. When and how to
submit a proposal
As described under III above.
V. Areas of research support
Hotel Management and Catering Technology
Applied Arts and Crafts etc.
VI. Components of
Each scheme has a different system/level of
funding. The details may be seen from the website:
VII. Items not allowed out of
The details may be seen from the website:
VIII. Mechanism of
implementation and monitoring
After an initial scrutiny at
the Bureau level, proposals are screened by experts on the subject,
and if recommended, the concerned Principal Investigator/Coordinator
of the Project is invited for presentation of the project proposal
before an Expert Committee. Projects recommended by the Expert
Committee are placed before the Board of Research of Institutional
Development. With a view to ensure effective implementation of these
schemes, AICTE has set-up an Advisory Board, namely Board of Research
& Institutional Development comprising of eminent scientists,
engineers, technologists, academicians and industrialists.
||IX. Contact Address:
Adviser-II ,RID Bureau, All
India Council for Technical Education NBCC Building, East Wing, 4th
Floor, Pragati Vihar, Bhisham Pitamah Marg New Delhi-110 003 Telefax
No: (011)24369632 E-mail ID: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.aicte.ernet.in