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CRITERIA OF SUPPORT

Criteria for Short-listing the proposals under FIST Program as approved by FISTAB

The Program of FIST support would be at three levels: Level – 0, Level - I & Level – II. The criteria for short-listing for these three levels are as follows:

Level – 0:

  • College should be accredited by respective Accreditation Agency,
  • Minimum number of PG & UG students shall be 15 per program and 30 per program respectively,
  • Minimum number of Faculty at PG level shall be 4 per Department with good quality,
  • Evidence of research in the PG Department (s) of the College.

Level – I:

  • At this level funding up to Rs 3.0 Crores for 5 Years
  • Nature and Type of Institution :  Teaching & Academic Research
  • Active post-graduate teaching & research department
  • Evidence of Extra-mural Research grants received in last 5 years 
  • Performance in last 5 years
  • Publications, Patents etc
  • Awards received by the Faculty Members of the Department/ Centre
  • Projected Research Plan for next  5 Years
  • Department should have existed at least for 3 years.
  • Number of core faculty members having Ph D degree should be five (5) or more.
  • In case of Self-financed Private University/ Institute/ College, department should have more than 50% students at PG level with national level test e.g. NET, GATE, qualifications

Level - II:

  • At this level funding level up to Rs 10.0 Crores for 5 Years
  • Nature and Type of Institution:  Teaching & Academic Research
  • Well established Department/ Centre and should be Internationally competitive
  • Preferable COSIST/ SAP/ CAS supported Department/ Centre
  • Should have received reasonable amount of Extra-mural Research grants in last 5 years
  • Performance in last 5 years
  • Publications in SCI Journals, Patents etc.
  • Awards received by the Faculty Members of the Department/  Centre
  • Projected Research Plan for next 5 years
  • Number of core faculty members having Ph D degree should be eight (8) or more.
  • In case of Self-financed Private University/ Institute/ Colleges, department should have more than 50% students at PG level with national level test e.g. NET, GATE, qualifications
  • Department should have existed at least for 3 years.
 
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