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Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)

High Commission of India


Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Education has launched a flagship programme Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC). The scheme aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s Higher Educational Institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between top ranked Indian Institutions and the globally best institutions from 28 selected nations to jointly create knowledge that can address and offer solutions to problems of national and/or international importance.

SPARC proposes to enable productive academic cooperation by supporting the following critical components that can catalyze impact making research, namely:

1.Visits and long-term stay of top International faculty / researchers in Indian Institutions to pursue teaching and research.

2.Visits by Indian students for training experimentation in premiere laboratories worldwide.

3.Joint development of niche courses, world class books and monographs, translatable patents, demonstrable technologies or action research outcomes and products.

4.Consolidation of Bilateral cooperation through academic and research partnership through Indo-X workshops in India.

5.Publication, Dissemination and Visibility through a high profile annual international Conference in India.

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