• भारत सरकार Government of India
  • शिक्षा मंत्रालय Ministry of Education
  • भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान खड़गपुर Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
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There is an Apex Committee (AC) for SPARC with the following constitution

The Apex Committee is authorized to formulate guidelines, processes, approve the list of projects, review and monitor the progress of the projects and facilitate all issues that require interventions, including that of the Government of India.

SPARC Liaison Cell

IIT Kharagpur is the National Coordinator (NC) for SPARC. Its role will be as follows

  • All funds for SPARC to Indian Institutions, NIs, Coordinating Institutes, Reviewers, etc. will be routed through the NC.
  • The NC will modify the SPARC Portal for submission, evaluation, monitoring, dissemination of SPARC proposals and selected projects as per these guidelines.
  • All applications will be received and managed through the SPARC Portal.
  • The NC will look after coordination of all publications that come out of SPARC in terms of text-books, monographs, brochures, documents, marketing materials, advertisements, etc. The NC will also ensure that patents/royalties emerging out of the research works under this scheme would be with the concerned Institution and not the faculty.
  • Hold regular meeting and interactions with the Coordinating Institutes, Institutes SPARC Coordinators for coordination, monitor progress and facilitate final reviews.
  • Coordinate with SPARC Liaison Cell in MOE to resolve all issues that Coordinating Institutes /empowered committee are unable to resolve.
  • In addition to the Director, the NC will have a National SPARC Coordinator for managing- who will be the first point of contact.

Participating Institute

Each Participating Indian Institution will have a SPARC Committee headed by an Institutional Coordinator (IC) nominated by the Head of the Institution. The IC will be the single point of contact for the Institution for overall institutional coordination, project upload, receipt, management, internal approval of funds, submissions of Statement of Expenditures, Utilization Statements, maintenance of documents related to the proposals and selected projects, interaction with MOE, NC as needed and facilitate submission of reports for annual and final review.