• भारत सरकार Government of India
  • शिक्षा मंत्रालय Ministry of Education
  • भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान खड़गपुर Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
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The major outcome of the SPARC initiative will be strong research collaboration between Indian Research groups with top research group in the leading Universities of the world, in areas that are at the cutting edge of science or with direct social relevance to the mankind, specifically India. The strong joint research should lead to tangible result that should include Joint Research Projects, Exchange of faculty and students, Joint Degrees, by supporting the following critical components that can catalyze impact making research, namely: (a) Visits and long-term stay of top international faculty / researchers in Indian institutions to pursue teaching and research (b) Visits by Indian students for training and experimentation in premier laboratories worldwide, (c) Joint development of niche courses, world-class books and monographs, translatable patents, demonstrable technologies or action research outcomes and products (d) Consolidation of Bilateral cooperation through academic and research partnerships through Workshops in India, (e) Publication, Dissemination and Visibility through a high profile annual international Conference in India and (f) training of researchers and students. SPARC should catalyze sustained and long term joint cutting edge research between India and other partner countries in areas of critical importance.