Eligibility Criteria

  • Faculty members/scientists from public sector universities/degree awarding Institutions are eligible to apply. 
  • The equipment applied for should not be older than 5 years. 
  • The equipment once repaired through this program will not be eligible for a repeat grant in the same financial year. 
  • The difference between the actual cost of the equipment and the cost of repair should be in the ratio of 30% to 40%, but not over the actual cost. 
  • Preference will be given to those applying for the first time. 
  • The equipment should be installed specifically in laboratories and should be used by a substantial number of students and researchers 
  • The proposal for grant must be furnished on the prescribed form (all columns to be filled in) carrying signatures and the official seal of the respective Vice-Chancellor/Rector of the university or Director in case of a degree awarding institution. 
  • Furnish separate request for different equipment from the university concerned with detail of relevant fault/ problems. 
  • Pre-Technical / fault report in details must be attached with quotation provided by the vendor for the university concerned. 
  • If the related equipment falls on three quotations, three reports from different vendors must be attached separately with the application. 
  • The proposal for an individual grant should not be less than Rs. 60,000 and not more than Rs.1.0 million. 
  • A department can submit more than one demand but each should be on a separate form and within the above prescribed limits. 
  • Quotations valid for 6 months from three suppliers/firms registered with GST and NTN department must be attached with each proposal. A sole representative ship certificate may be attached in case of proprietary items.