Training Program Funding by Department of Science & Technology, India

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Training Program Funding by Department of Science & Technology, India

Designation/Position- Training Program Funding

Department of Science & Technology, India invites application for Training Program Funding from eligible and interested candidates

About- To promote and strengthen Science & Technology Entrepreneurship, the NSTEDB, DST has been funding various training programmes and projects on regular basis. However, due to the Pandemic COVID-19 and in view of various advisories and restrictions announced by the Central and State Governments, it would not be practical to organize training programmes in conventional mode i.e. by having trainees in a class room set-up. Therefore, to address this situation, it is proposed to provide funding support for conducting ONLINE training programmes during the F.Y. 2020-21. Proposals are invited for the following ONLINE programmes:

  • Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP)
  • Technology based Entrepreneurship Development Programme (TEDP)
  • Faculty Development Programme (FDP)

Research/Job Area- Science & Technology

Location- India

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Eligibility/Qualification– These programmes are mainly conducted by various institutions/organizations namely; Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDCs), New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDCs), Science & Technology Entrepreneur Park (STEPs), Technology Business Incubator (TBIs), State Entrepreneurship Development (ED) organizations, reputed educational institutions and other specialized organizations involved in the field of S&T entrepreneurship with good past track record.

Job/Position Description- 

Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP) through online platform

  • Program Objective: Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP) aims at training the S&T graduates and diploma holders in the essentials of conceiving, planning, initiating, and launching an economic activity or an enterprise successfully.
  • Target Group: In each WEDP 25-30 potential entrepreneurs having a degree/diploma (three years) in S&T are trained through a structured training program of 4 weeks duration. Trainees are selected through various tests and personal interview to assess their potential of becoming an entrepreneur. During the training period, participants also get to know the intricacies of how to start and manage an enterprise. In the end they are assisted in preparing a detailed business plan.
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Faculty: Experts are mostly drawn from local or nearby institutions including practicing entrepreneurs.

Technology Based Entrepreneurship Development Programme (TEDP) through online platform

  • Technology-Based EDP primarily focuses on training and development need of S&T entrepreneurs in a specific technology area (for example, Leather, Plastic, Electronics & Communication, Instrumentation, Sports Goods, Biotechnology, IT,  Computer Hardware, Food Processing, Bio-medical Equipment, Glass & Ceramics,  Herbs & Medical Plants Processing, etc.). Participants are provided with insight into indigenous technologies available/developed by R&D institutions for commercial purposes.
  • Target Group: In each TEDP 25-30 potential entrepreneurs having a degree/diploma (three years) in S&T are trained through a structured training program of 6 weeks duration. Trainees are selected through various tests and personal interview to assess their potential of becoming an entrepreneur. During the training period, participants also get to know the intricacies of how to start and manage an enterprise. In the end they are assisted in preparing a detailed business plan. TEDP provides classroom training on all aspects of entrepreneurship, motivation, management areas besides actual hands-on training in the specific technology areas.
  • Program Objective: TEDP is a structured training program designed to motivate and develop entrepreneurs in specific Products/technologies/processes developed by CSIR labs, R&D institutions, universities, etc. 
  • Program Duration: 6 weeks
  • Faculty: Experts are mostly drawn from local or nearby institutions including practicing entrepreneurs.

Faculty Development Programme (FDP) through online platform

  • Guidelines & Format: Faculty Development Programme (FDP) is designed to train and develop professionals in entrepreneurship development so that they can act as resource persons in training, teaching, guiding and motivating young S&T persons to take up entrepreneurship as a career choice. Through each FDP, 20-25 faculty members of Science and Technology Institutions, Polytechnics and Entrepreneurship Development Organizations are trained for duration of 2 weeks.
    FDPs provide inputs on process and practice of entrepreneurship development, communication and interpersonal skills, creativity, problem solving, achievement motivation, resources available and all aspects of entrepreneurship. Training methodology includes case studies, group discussion, simulation exercises, field visits and classroom lectures.
  • Programme Objective: Faculty Development Programme (FDP) aims at equipping teachers/trainers with skills and knowledge that are essential for inculcating entrepreneurial values in students, guiding and monitoring their progress towards entrepreneurial career. 
  • Who can conduct? : Institutes / organization engaged in entrepreneurship education/training having experience in the field of entrepreneurship development. The organization should have in-house training expertise for conducting entrepreneurship development related activities.
  • Target Group: In each FDP 20-25 Teachers of Science & Technology Colleges/Institutions, trainers from organizations engaged in entrepreneurship development are trained through a structured training programme of 2 weeks duration.
  • Duration: 2 weeks Faculty: Experts are mostly drawn from local or nearby institutions including practicing entrepreneurs

How to Apply- 

Proposals are invited from Institutions/Organizations/Agencies interested in conducting above ONLINE programme(s) during the financial year 2020-21 under the aegis of NSTEDB, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

Interested institutions/organizations need to submit proposals as per the prescribed format uploaded on the website (https://onlinedst.gov.in).

Organisation may like to apply for one or more than one program depending on their past experience and expertise.

  1. Steps to follow for submission of proposal;
  2. Download the prescribed format
  3. Prepare the proposal in Word Document
  4. Upload the scanned proposal duly signed by head of the organisation along with enclosures in PDF form (https://onlinedst.gov.in)
  5. Under Part 3 – Financial detail, while uploading the proposal, enter the financial information in following format:
S.NoDescription / (Indicate the name of program)Justification/ (Indicate the number of program)Total/Cost (in Rs.)
1WEDP  
2TEDP  
3FDP  
 Grand Total 
  • Incomplete proposals are liable for rejection.

Important: For providing funding support, only one proposal per institution/organization will be accepted. The proposal may be submitted for conducting more than one Programme/Activity. Multiple proposals received for conducting same Programme/activity from same institution/organization are liable for rejection. For FAQ, Annexure I may be referred.

For Contact- 

Dr. Naveen Vasishta

Sr. Director & Scientist F

NSTEDB, DST, Ministry of Science & Technology

Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road

New Delhi-110016        Tel: 011- 26963159                E-mail: [email protected]

Last Date for Apply– 30 June 2020

Last date of receiving proposals: 30 June 2020

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