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Research & Innovation


Promotes Research in identified thrust areas of in Technical Education. Research and development activities are considered as an essential component of higher education because of their role in creating new knowledge and insight and imparting excitement and dynamism to the educational process, as well as make them need based in view of the national requirements.

The objective of RESEARCH PROMOTION SCHEME (RPS) is to create and update the general research capabilities of the faculty members of the various Technical Institutes. RPS is aimed to create research ambience in the institutes by promoting research in engineering sciences and innovations in established and newer technologies; and to generate Master’s and Doctoral degree candidates to augment the quality of faculty and research personnel in the country.  Interested faculties can download the application format from http://www.aicte-india.org/downloads/rps5.pdf. The proposal should include a specific project theme with a clear statement of the objectives, details of equipments and other research facilities proposed to be acquired and the expected deliverables from the project.

Innovation Promotion Scheme (IPS)

The scheme provides financial assistance to institutions for organizing technical projects exhibition at state/UT level. The scheme intends to bring out practical talent among students by providing a forum for exhibiting their technical knowledge and innovations. This scheme also intends to exhibit this talent to industry in order to convert useful / innovative / commercially viable projects into products. This will also initiate interest in entrepreneurship activities or in registering for patents/IPR etc.

Details of the scheme can be downloaded from-



This Scheme is launched with a view to encourage students in AICTE approved polytechnics and degree technical institutions to consider self employment as a career option, provide training in Entrepreneurship through modular courses and increase the relevance of Management particularly in the non-corporate and under managed sectors. Following are the objectives of the scheme:

  • To create an environment for self-employment and entrepreneurship development through formal and non-formal programmes.
  • To introduce the concept of entrepreneurship in curricula at diploma and degree levels.
  • To develop management personnel at appropriate levels for the non-corporate and unorganized sectors like education, rural development, small-scale industry etc.
  • To utilize the infrastructure facilities and technically trained manpower for the development of non-corporate and unorganized sectors.
  • To promote employment opportunities