Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences (STARS) UPSC

 

Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

The STARS project needs an overhaul

      WHY IN NEWS:

This was covered in The Hindu Editorial Page .

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Scheme

      LEARNING: 

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

      ISSUE: 

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.

OBJECTIVES

  • 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.

  Orient science towards addressing needs & issues of the country in key sectors like health, agriculture, energy, environment, security etc.

FOCUS AREAS

  • Physical Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Nanosciences
  • Data Science and Mathematics
  • Earth Sciences

ELIGIBILITY

  • 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. 

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • 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

 

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