The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science & Technology, GoI has joined hands with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to promote and support industry relevant R&D by partnering with institutions of academic excellence. This is a unique PPP initiative to bridge the gap between industry and academia and make research and commercialization an inherent element of Indian life.
Prime Minister Fellowship for Doctoral Research
Prime Minister’s Fellowship for Doctoral Research scheme is a prestigious initiative of Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India towards the advancement of university research engagements in line with industry requirement. The scheme encourages full time PhD scholars to pursue research in “focus areas” identified by industries as well as of national priorities. There are 100 slots of fellowships available annually to researchers to pursue PhD in reputed technology and research institutions in India. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) on behalf of SERB implements the scheme.