Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences | UPSC
The STARS project needs an overhaul
WHY IN NEWS:
This was covered in The Hindu Editorial Page .
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Scheme
For PRELIMS this one is old scheme yet important because it is in news ! Focus on aim , ministry and objectives of this scheme.
For MAINS follow with suggested reading given below.Let us dive in
Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences
AIM AND IMPLEMENTATION
Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences (STARS) for promoting translational, India-centric research in Sciences, to be implemented and managed by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
- FUNDING SCIENCE PROJECTS : To fund science projects which are translational, i.e. which have direct implications for the progress of the country, through a competitive process in an open and transparent manner.
- RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT : Basic thrust would be to take stock of an existing problem and work backwards towards conducting research for a solution.
- TRANSLATIONAL APPROACH : Promoting an inter-disciplinary & translational approach in research for synergy, de-duplication and greater comprehensiveness & relevance of research activity.
- Physical Sciences
- Chemical Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Data Science and Mathematics
- Earth Sciences
- Permanent faculty members from Higher Educational institutions
- Non-MHRD funded Institutions with NIRF ranking within 100 (overall category) or NAAC 3.26 and above (colleges or universities).
- Private Institutions from MHRD funded research institutions will not be eligible.
- STARS program supports projects that further its mission of promoting translational, India- centric research in six basic thrust areas.
- The main idea is to identify a societally relevant problem and identify the scientific question that needs to be addressed.
SOURCES:THE HINDU| Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences | UPSC