UGC NET Study Notes on Research Schemes Under MOE

By Mohit Choudhary|Updated : January 25th, 2023

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  • It stands for Impacting Research in Technology.
  • It was launched in 2015.
  • It aims to provide solutions to the most relevant engineering challenges.
  • It aims to develop a blueprint for research into identified areas and ensure higher funding into these areas.
  • The selected domains are health care, energy, sustainable habitat, nano-technology hardware, water resources and river systems, advanced materials, Information and Communication Technology, manufacturing, security and defence, and environmental science and climate change.


  • It stands for Ucchatar Avishkar Yojana.
  • It was launched in 2015.
  • It aims at promoting innovation of a higher order that directly impacts the needs of the Industry and thereby improves the competitive edge of Indian manufacturing.
  • It is a joint initiative of Ministry of Education and the Industry in the ratio of 50:25:25.
  • The scheme focusses on a viable industry-academic collaboration where industry shares a part of the cost of research.


  • It stands for Global Initiative of Academic Network.
  • It was launched in 2015.
  • It is a programme of the Ministry of Education.
  • It aims at tapping the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs to engage with the institutes of higher education in India.
  • It further aims to augment the country’s existing academic resources, accelerate the pace of quality reforms, and further strengthen India’s scientific and technological capabilities.

Objectives of GIAN

  • To increase the footfalls of reputed international faculty in the Indian academic institutes.
  • Provide an opportunity for our faculty to learn and share knowledge and teaching skills in cutting edge areas.
  • To provide an opportunity for our students to seek knowledge and experience from reputed International faculty.
  • To create an avenue for possible collaborative research with the international faculty.
  • Develop high-quality course material in niche areas, both through video and print that can be used by a larger body of students and teachers.
  • To document and develop new pedagogic methods in emerging topics of national and international interest.


  • It stands for Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration.
  • It is an initiative of the Ministry of Education.
  • The scheme aims at improving the higher educational institutions research ecosystem by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world.
  • National coordinating institute to implement the scheme is Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.


  • It stands for Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences.
  • The implementing agency is the Indian Council of Social Science and Research (ICSSR).
  • The scheme will be implemented till March 2021.
  • IMPRESS scheme will be used to understand and solve problems facing society.
  • Under the Scheme, 1500 research projects will be awarded for 2 years to support the social science research in the higher educational institutions and to enable research to guide policymaking.


To identify and fund research proposals in social sciences with maximum impact on governance and society.

To focus research on broad thematic areas such as :

  • State and Democracy
  • Urban transformation
  • Media, Culture and Society
  • Employment, Skills and Rural transformation
  • Governance, Innovation and Public Policy
  • Growth, Macro-trade and Economic Policy
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Health and Environment
  • Science and Education
  • Social Media and Technology
  • Politics, Law and Economics.


  • It stands for Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences.
  • It aims at promoting translational, India-centric research in Sciences.
  • It is implemented and managed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
  • With the key objective of supporting socially relevant research, the following 6 basic thrust areas have been identified: Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Nanosciences, Data Sciences & Mathematics and Earth Sciences.

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