Scheme worth rupees 250 crores launched to fund science projects
- 05 March, 2019
The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar launched ‘STARS’- Scheme for Translational and Advanced Research in Science, to fund science projects on National Science day. For this scheme, the ministry has approved funds worth Rs. 250 crores.
The funds will be utilised to sponsor about 500 projects and the selection of these projects will be done based on competitions.
The project will be supervised by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
The candidates who are willing to participate must submit their applications which will release on the first week of April 2019.
The HRD Ministry has also collaborated with the National Skill Ministry and Labour and employment Ministry for ‘SHREYAS’ - Scheme for Higher Education Youth for Apprenticeship and Skills, to empower non-technical courses.