Academic Grants

To make Academic Institutions aware about the various grants available from the Government and other Allied Bodies, Procademia - India's 1st Online Mentoring Platform has put together a complete list of various Academic-Grants information that Academic Institutions / Colleges will benefit. 

Here is the one page where you will find information about various schemes, project funding or infra-funding available. In the interest of serving educational institutions with vital information in the educational sector, Procademia brings to you the list of available Academic Grants in this section.



The UGC has the unique distinction of being the only grant-giving agency in the country which has been vested with two responsibilities: that of providing funds and that of coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education.


The various grants offered by UGC  (XII Plan Guidelines):-


For Universities

For Colleges

For both Universities and Colleges


For Universities

For Colleges

For both Universities and Colleges


(i) Excellence

For Universities

For Colleges


(ii) Research

For Colleges

For both Universities and Colleges





All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was set-up in November 1945 as a national level Apex Advisory Body to conduct surveys on the facilities in technical education and to promote development in a coordinated and integrated manner. To ensure the same, as stipulated in the National Policy of  Education (1986), AICTE is vested with statutory authority for planning, formulation and maintenance of norms and standards, quality assurance through accreditation, funding in priority areas, monitoring and evaluation, maintaining parity of certification and awards and ensuring coordinated and integrated development and management of technical education in the country.The various grants offered by AICTE are:-

The various grants offered by AICTE are:-

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Department of Science & Technology (DST)

Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country. The Department has major responsibilities for specific projects and programmes as listed below:

  1. Formulation of policies relating to Science and Technology.
  2. Matters relating to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cabinet (SACC).
  3. Promotion of new areas of Science and Technology with special emphasis on emerging areas.
    1. Research and Development through its research institutions or laboratories for development of indigenous technologies concerning bio-fuel production, processing, standardization and applications, in co-ordination with the concerned Ministry or Department;
    2. Research and Development activities to promote utilization of by-products to development value added chemicals.
  4. Futurology.
  5. Coordination and integration of areas of Science & Technology having cross-sectoral linkages in which a number of institutions and departments have interest and capabilities.
  6. Undertaking or financially sponsoring scientific and technological surveys, research design and development, where necessary.
  7. Support and Grants-in-aid to Scientific Research Institutions, Scientific Associations and Bodies.
  8. All matters concerning:
    1. Science and Engineering Research Council;
    2. Technology Development Board and related Acts such as the Research and Development Cess Act,1986 (32 of 1986) and the Technology Development Board Act,1995 (44 of 1995);
    3. National Council for Science and Technology Communication;
    4. National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board;
    5. International Science and Technology Cooperation including appointment of scientific attaches abroad (These functions shall be exercised in close cooperation with the Ministry of External Affairs);
    6. Autonomous Science and Technology Institutions relating to the subject under the Department of Science and Technology including Institute of Astro-physics, and Institute of Geo-magnetism;
    7. Professional Science Academies promoted and funded by Department of Science and Technology;
    8. The Survey of India, and National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation;
    9. National Spatial Data Infrastructure and promotion of G.I.S;
    10. The National Innovation Foundation, Ahmedabad.
  9. Matters commonly affecting Scientific and technological departments/organisations/ institutions e.g. financial, personnel, purchase and import policies and practices.
  10. Management Information Systems for Science and Technology and coordination thereof.
  11. Matters regarding Inter-Agency/Inter-Departmental coordination for evolving science and  technology missions.
  12. Matters concerning domestic technology particularly the promotion of ventures involving  the commercialization of such technology other than those under the Department of  Scientific and Industrial Research.
  13. All other measures needed for the promotion of science and technology and their  application to the development and security of the nation.
  14. Matters relating to institutional Science and Technology capacity building including setting  up of new institutions and institutional infrastructure.
  15. Promotion of Science and Technology at the State, District, and Village levels for grass- roots development through State Science and Technology Councils and other mechanisms.
  16. Application of Science and Technology for weaker sections, women and other disadvantaged sections of Society.

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Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) --the premier industrial R&D organization in India was constituted in 1942 by a resolution of the then Central Legislative Assembly. It is an autonomous body registered under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860.CSIR aims to provide industrial competitiveness, social welfare, strong S&T base for strategic sectors and advancement of fundamental knowledge.

  1. Travel Grant
  2. Grant for Holding Symposium/Seminar

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 Department of Atomic Energy

The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) was set up by the Government of India under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), in the year 1983, to foster the development of higher mathematics in the country, to formulate policies for the development of mathematics, help in the establishment and development of mathematical centres and give financial assistance to research projects and to doctoral and postdoctoral scholars. The NBHM functions essentially autonomously framing its own budget taking into account the funds made available by DAE.

The various grants offered by Department of Atomic Energy are:-

  1. Financial Support to Libraries
  2. Grant-In-Aid for Research Schemes

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Sir Ratan Tata Trust and Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust

India’s higher education (HE) system is one of the largest in the world. It includes more than 300 universities, and thousands of colleges. The 2005 review of the Trusts' education portfolio by Dr Krishna Kumar, Dr Anandalakshmy, and Prof Govinda Rao, had recommended a multi-layer strategy of intervention.

  1. Institutional Collaborations for Higher Education
  2. Building institutional resources in gender studies

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US-India Institutional Partnership Grants

USIEF announces the recipients of the U.S.-India 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Awards.

The United States-India Educational Foundation announces the four institutional partnership projects selected from the sixth round of U.S.-India 21st Century Knowledge Initiative awards. The initiative aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Each project can be utilized over a two-year period, with the aim of encouraging mutual understanding, educational reform, economic growth and development of junior faculty at Indian and American institutions of higher learning.


U.S.-led Partnerships:


MGH Institute of Health Professions, MA
Project Title: Building Capacity in Interprofessional Health Professions Education
Partner Institution: Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
Executive Summary: Click here


Baylor University, TX
Project Title: Indo-U.S. Collaborative Initiative to Transform Research Education Capacity in Simulation and Virtual Reality Simulation to Improve Community Health Outcomes in Karnataka, India
Partner Institution: Bangalore Baptist Hospital Nursing Institute and Medical Training Hospital, Bengaluru
Executive Summary: Click here


The University of Iowa, IA
Project Title: A Global Engineering Training Model for Sustainable Water Development in Resource-Constrained Communities
Partner Institution: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee & S.M. Sehgal Foundation, Gurgaon
Executive Summary: Click here


Salisbury University, MD
Project Title: Interactive Design Documentary as a Method for Civic Engagement: Implementing Curriculum in Emerging Areas of Interactive Documentary Filmmaking and Community Engagement in India (iDoc)
Partner Institution: Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune
Executive Summary: Click here