for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Higher Educational Institutions (FIST)
In recent years, great concern has been expressed about lack
of infrastructure facilities for imparting good quality higher education and conducting
advanced research. While the departments in universities and other higher educational
institutions had made some impact on the development of teaching and research
through their own efforts, a stage had reached where they needed selective strengthening
of their infrastructure for post-graduate education and research in emerging areas.
It had also become necessary to extend such infrastructure support to other higher
technical and medical educational institutions. Considering all these factors,
the new scheme "Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Universities
and Higher Educational Institutions (FIST)" was launched in 2000-2001.
from support for basic equipment necessary for imparting quality teaching and
modernization of laboratories provided to a large number of departments, support
for creation of a few major facilities has also been provided. The major facilities
include Ion Chromatography Systems, Automated DNA Sequencers, Ultracentrifuges,
FACS, CD-Dicho-graph with stopped flow arrangement, I-Cycler, X-ray Diffraction
set up, LC-MS-MS, Scanning Probe Microscope, Oligonucleotide Synthesizer, HPLC-cum-FPLC,
Molecular Imaging System, Small-size Liquid Nitrogen Plant, High Resolution Powder
X-ray Diffractometer, Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometers, 300 MHz & 400
MHz FTNMRs, Mass Spectrometer, Thermal Analyser Systems, Plasma Deposition Etching
System, Universal Testing Machines (UTMs), GC-MSs, Reneshaw Raman System, Electron
Microprobe Analyser, High Resolution Microscopes, Protein Sequencing Platform,
AFMs, Scanning Tunnelling Microscope, Vacuum Melting Furnace and Mass Spectrometer.
For accessing internet and other computational facilities including GIS by students
and faculty members, support has also been provided to a large number of departments
for creation of a 'Central Computer Lab' in the department.
is given for a period of 5 years. Support is aimed at three levels:
- Colleges with relatively active teaching.
funding for improving teaching quality.
Level I -
departments with active teaching & research.
- Moderate funding for
improving teaching & research quality.
- Well Established Department.
- Substantial Fundng
for State-of-The-Art Equipment & for GLP
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Dr. A. Mukhopadhyay
Scientist - G
Department of Science & Technology
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110 016
Email: tsd at nic dot in