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  • Initiated in Financial Year 2000-01
  • 14 rounds of support provided, 15th round is in progress.
  • Operated at three levels i.e. Level-0 for PG Colleges, Level-I & Level-II for University/ Institute Departments/ Schools for 6 subject areas i.e. Life, Physical, Chemical, Engineering, Earth & Atmospheric and Mathematical Sciences.
  • Covers all sectors of Science & Technology departments including Agriculture, Veterinary & Medical having Post-Graduate teaching & research program of 3 years in existence.
  • Two-tier mechanism i.e. Subject Expert Committee & FIST Advisory Board (FISTAB) for identification & recommendation of support to a Department/Centre/School.
  • Around 2150 Departments identified & supported at a total budget of almost Rs. 1925 crores.
  • More than 450 Academic institutions covered.
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