Proposals Call for DST STUTI Program Utilizing the Scientific and Technological Infrastructure

Designation/Position- Proposals Call for DST STUTI

Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India invites application for Proposals Call for DST STUTI

About- Proposals are invited online for identification of Project Management Units (PMUs) under the Scheme “Synergistic Training program Utilizing the Scientific and Technological Infrastructure” (STUTI) Program of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. The Scheme is intended to human resource and its capacity building through open access to S & T Infrastructure across the country. This will be achieved by organizing short term courses/ workshops on the awareness, use and application of various instruments and analytical techniques.

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All Science (including Medical & Agriculture) and Engineering Departments/ Centres having received Government funding for developing R&D Infrastructure under various schemes of DST such as FIST, PURSE, CURIE, SAIF and SATHI are eligible to apply under the STUTI program.

It is desirable that the applying institute has prior experience in organizing such trainings and at least 5year experience of running an R&D facility.

The institute should have H-index greater than 10 and an i10 index greater than 500.

Job/Position Description- 

Methodology: The training will be conducted on a hub-and-spoke model approach. The Department of Science and Technology as the apex body will identify an Institute that shall function as a Project Management Unit (PMU). The PMU then shall act as a hub and target the institute/ equipment in the catchment areas for coordinating and imparting the training in a smooth and efficient manner.

  • Organization of training program on DST supported R&D equipment targeting Scientists/ Professors/ PhDs and PDFs actively involved in research across various institutions in the country.
  • Organization of awareness program on R&D equipment/ facility for school students (Science stream) in catchment areas by means of short training and popular science events.

Roles and Responsibility of the PMU:

  • The PMU shall coordinate the activities to be organized under the training scheme.
  • It will identify institutions where the training sessions can be organized on equipment sanctioned by the DST.
  • The hub may also organize training on their own equipment sponsored by DST.
  • The hub will publicize and connect with the stakeholders for organization of training sessions.
  • Will prepare the objective, content, module, session plan, methodology/ pedagogy of the programme in consultation with the host training institute’s department HoD/ Coordinator.
  • Finalize the course coordinator/ support staff/ resource persons, etc. in consultation with the host training institute’s department HoD/ Coordinator.
  • Decide the schedule of the programme.
  • The PMU will prepare a training brochure for each session containing all the details for each programme and get it vetted by DST.
  • One PMU will develop a dedicated portal for the dissemination of information pertaining to the programme activities, advertisements, details of faculty and trained candidates, etc.
  • The PMU shall organize the awareness visit for School students (Science stream) at institutes with DST supported equipment. This will include Science popularization, equipment familiarization, quizzes, etc.

Nature of Support: The Scheme will provide grants for organizing training programs including boarding and lodging and travel expenses for participants, honorarium for the faculty, training material/ kit/ stationary and for organizing the awareness visit for school students. The PMUs shall also be provided grants for hiring staff for management and coordination of events.

This amount will be the ceiling amount and will be granted on ‘as per actuals’ basis for one-year period.

Each PMU will be conducting 25 training sessions (in batch of 30 participants each) during the period of one year and 15 awareness programs (in batch of 50 school students each) during the designated ‘Science Week’, to be intimated later. Expenditure for these programs will also be provided by the DST and will be separate from the grant mentioned in the table above.

A separate grant will be provided to one identified PMU for developing the online portal for dissemination of all the information related to the scheme. This PMU will act as a node for handling the data related to ‘STUTI’.

Duration: The duration of support for each STUTI PMU will be for a period not exceeding 12 months, after which the performance shall be reviewed for further extension of tenure.

Selection: The selection will be through a peer review mechanism. An Advisory Board of Experts will assist the DST in making the final selection.

How to Apply- 

  1. Log on to access the home page of the “DST e-PMS Portal”.
  2. Before filling up the form candidates are advised to carefully go through the Relevant Advertisement published at the DST Website ( and also available under Proposal Formats in the e-PMS Portal after logging in the portal site.
  3. To save your time and avoid data loss please download the appropriate proposal format, fill all the information required as per the format as a Word and PDF file (max. size 5Mb) and then keep it ready for upload during submission of mandatory documents.
  4. Click on “Submit proposals” link which would take you to a page seeking multiple information.
  5. After filling all above particulars there is provision for preview your detail before final submission of application form on clicking on “Preview” button. Preview page will display all facts/ particulars that you have mentioned on entry time if you are sure with filled details then click on “Submit” button to finally push data into server.
  6. Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible/ entertained after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.

Online Application must be submitted by December 19th, 2021 (up to 2359 hours) after which the web-link will be AUTOMATICALLY disabled FOR ANY USAGE.

Last Date for Apply– 19 December 2021

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