New Delhi, Jul 1 : Human Resource Development Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Monday said UGC approved Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy (STRIDE) scheme will strengthen research culture and innovation in colleges and universities and help students and faculty contribute towards the country’s developing economy with the help of collaborative research.
Focus on Humanities and Human Sciences will boost quality research on Indian languages and knowledge systems.
"STRIDE will provide support to research projects that are socially relevant, locally need-based, nationally important and globally significant. STRIDE shall support research capacity building as well as basic, applied and transformational action research that can contribute to national priorities with focus on inclusive human development. STRIDE shall support creation, development and integration of new ideas, concepts and practices for public good and strengthening civil society," Mr Nishank said.
"National Innovation Foundation has a database of over 3 lakh technological ideas from over 608 districts waiting to be explored. STRIDE scheme will help students and faculty to undertake collaborative research to explore these knowledge resources for India’s developing economy. The ten grand challenges facing the humanities in India described in report to MHRD are part of thrust areas identified for funding under STRIDE," said Higher Education Secretary R Subrahmanyam.UGC Chairman Prof DP Singh said STRIDE will provide support to the innovative research projects that are socially relevant, locally need-based, nationally important and globally significant.
UGC Vice chairman Prof Bhushan Patwardhan said that the three components of STRIDE will help strengthening transdisciplinary research culture in colleges and universities. It will provide opportunity to build multi-sectoral linkages between university-government-community-industry for national development and wellbeing of people. In addition, STRIDE will give major impetus to high impact research in Humanities and Human Sciences. An advisory Committee has been set up by the UGC under the chairmanship of Prof Patwardhan to oversee the entire scheme. Details of the scheme will be available on UGC website by July 8. (UNI)