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R & D Projects

Research Projects

After the completion of the Level 3, the R & D Projects will be invited from the participants. The participants will also be guided by the faculty members of the nanocenters in proposal writing if needed. The proposals will be reviewed promptly by a Project Management Committee (PMC).

The proposals are expected to have the following attributes,

(a) Potential to lead to a good research thesis and/or research publication.

(b) Potential to lead to an interesting/useful prototype.

(c) Feasibility of implementation.

(d) Potential for making a product.

(e) The technical capability of the supervisor in the host institution.

The mechanism of selection will tentatively be:

  1. Proposals are submitted online by PI;
  2. Proposal is reviewed online by a committee;
  3. Committee sends the review report within 2 weeks time period to coordinator;
  4. An online meeting is arranged for presentation and discussion;
  5. A review report will be sent to PI;
  6. PI submits his/her revised proposal if suggested by Committee;
  7. This revised proposal is again reviewed by Committee;
  8. The decision is communicated to the PI.

After approval, the researchers will be notified promptly. Work on the project will be scheduled by the PMC in such a way as to make the optimum use of the resources at centers. The progress in a project will be reviewed during each visit of the researcher and work for the next stages of the project decided accordingly.



Institute-Wise distribution of R & D Projects


Short Term Projects Medium Term Projects
Host Approved Ongoing Completed Approved Ongoing Completed
IIT Delhi 46 29 17 13 4 9
IIT Bombay 81 14 62 59 19 28
IIT Guwahati 46 1 28 32 15 17
IISc Bangalore 67 38 28 106 54 29
IIT Kharagapur 24 2 15 13 2 8
IIT Madras 37 15 15 21 9 10


Overall distribution of R & D Projects


Short Term Projects Medium Term Projects Total Projects
Approved 301 244 545
Ongoing 99 103 202
Completed 165 101 266