The commission has initiated a program to invite proposals on innovative applications of science and technology for socio-economic development. This application could be linked to the material resources, specific issues related to, and potential for, development; the activities could be area-specific or sector-specific.
Guidelines for submission of the proposals are available here:- Guidelines and formats.(Language-English[Doc],Size-57.5 KB) The scheme is now widely circulated and has received
an encouraging response. The project ideas, as well as detailed proposals received, are scrutinized by a peer review committee, followed by a review by experts in the field, and finally submitted for approval by the appraisal committee set up by the Commission.
The Commission encourages collaborative/networked projects and programs of National S&T Agencies2. “Assistance for S&T Applications through University System”.
To spread project activity and extend research culture to smaller institutions, the Commission is implementing a scheme through the university network. Projects of short duration and linked to local resources, skills, problems, and development needs are expected to be implemented at science and engineering colleges and even polytechnics. Presently following Universities are implementing the scheme.
• Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon.
• Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded.
• Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
This would help in encouraging and developing research capabilities and innovative environments at smaller institutions in the areas of jurisdiction of universities. The affiliated colleges and institutions should contact their respective university that is implementing the scheme for more information about the scheme and submission of proposals.3."Science and Innovation Activity Centres"
This is a new scheme launched by the Commission for the benefit of the School Students. It is a facility for students to undertake innovative activities in Science.
The Proposals to set up these centers are expected from schools that have a strong institutional backup.
Guidelines for submission of the proposals are available here:-RAJIV GANDHI SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY COMMISSION Scheme - Science and Innovation Activity Center.(Language-English[Doc],Size-170.5 KB)
Interested Schools should first submit the Pre-Proposals to the Commission. These would be Peer-reviewed for any decision.
Solapur Science Center
In collaboration with the National Council for Science Museums, the Commission has set up a Sub-Regional Science Center at Solapur. Similar Science Center would be considered at other locations in the State.
The Commission implements various National Programs related to science popularization activities, such as National Science day and Event-based Projects.4." Patent Information Centre: "
The patent is one of the important Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). To facilitate Patent Search and Filing Patent Application, Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission has set up the Patent Information Centre (PIC) for Maharashtra. For more details kindly click here.