BHU launches research promotion scheme for its faculty members

BHU launches research promotion scheme for its faculty members

Committed to taking research and innovation activities at par with top-notch institutions, Banaras Hindu University has taken a number of initiatives to support its researchers, scientists, and faculty members.

The initiatives are aimed at creating a hassle-free research ecosystem for BHU faculty members and researchers besides encouraging and attracting those outside the institution to work and research in BHU. The university has now come up with another promising initiative for its faculty members called Research Promotion Scheme. The scheme launched under the Institution of Eminence, BHU, will provide partial financial support to faculty members who have been sanctioned projects from external funding agencies for the first time but received either no funds or partial funds for the equipment, which may not be enough to procure it. Such faculty members will be provided funds to support the proposed equipment or meet the difference of the equipment up to Rs. Twenty lakh. However, in exceptional circumstances, recommendations may be made for financial support up to Rs. Fifty lakh based on the proposed and sanctioned amount. The scheme also provides for reasonable funds to develop the infrastructure needed for research. This financial assistance will be a one-time support for the grantee. 

A four-member committee chaired by the Rector, Banaras Hindu University, has been formed to review the proposals under the scheme. The chairman, Equipment Committee and Professor In-Charge, Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy Cell, are the members of the committee, while Deputy Registrar, Development section, is the secretary. 

The scheme is in line with Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Kumar Jain’s commitment to create an ecosystem that takes research and innovation in BHU to a new trajectory. Prof. Jain has reiterated time and again that funds will not be an obstacle in ensuring high quality research and teaching in the university, and his administration will do all that is required to support, foster and promote it.