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):-


i) For Colleges

ii) For both Universities and Colleges

  • Development of Sports Infrastructure and Equipment in Universities and Colleges


i) For Universities

ii) For Colleges

iii) For both Universities and Colleges



i) For Universities

ii) For Colleges


i) For Colleges

ii) For both Universities and Colleges



  • Schemes for Community Colleges in Universities and Colleges
  • Guidelines for Introduction of Bachelor of Vocational (B.Voc) Programme in Universities and Colleges under the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF)

 All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

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)

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.Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Higher Educational Institutions (FIST)

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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.

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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:-

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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.

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US-India Institutional Partnership Grants

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces an open competition for the support of projects through the Obama – Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI). Announced by the US and Indian governments, OSI aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Accredited US post-secondary educational institutions meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501c(3) may submit proposals to support the program’s goals of encouraging mutual understanding, facilitating educational reform, fostering economic development, and engaging civil society through academic cooperation with Indian post-secondary educational institutions.

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