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Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST)

The Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST) was constituted by the Government in 2008 under the Chairmanship of Distinguished Scientist Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao, F.R.S., National Research Professor, Honorary President, JNCSAR. VGST serves as an apex body monitoring VGST programs specifically dovetailed to Karnataka.

As per the recommendations of the Vision Group, following programs are being implemented across the State:

  1. Development of Centres of Excellence in Science, Engineering and Medicine (CESEM) - aims to provide grants to educational institutions for development of Centres of Excellence in Science, Engineering and Medicine.

  2. Centres of Innovative Science & Engineering Education (CISEE) - aims to provide grants to educational institutions for development of Centers of Innovative Science & Engineering Education.

  3. Research Grant for Scientists/Faculty - (RGS/F) - aims to recognize and provide support to faculty members of science and engineering, who are into research activity.

  4. Karnataka Fund for Infrastructure Strengthening in Science and Technology (K-FIST) - aims to provide grants to higher educational institutions in the State for strengthening infrastructure facilities to carry out research and development. 

  5. Awards for Research Publications (ARP) - aims to encourage and reward Science, Engineering and Medicine faculty members in colleges, universities and research organizations / institutes in the state who have published quality research publications in National and International journals.


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Last Updated: 24-01-2024 01:41 PM Updated By: Admin

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