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.