• भारत सरकार Government of India
  • मानव संसाधन विकास मंत्रालय Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान खड़गपुर Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s Higher Educational Institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world from 28 selected nations to jointly solve problems of national and/or international relevance. SPARC proposes to enable productive academic cooperation by supporting the following critical components that can catalyze impact making research, namely

    • Visits and long-term stay of top International faculty / researchers in Indian Institutions to pursue teaching and research
    • Visits by Indian students for training and experimentation in premier laboratories worldwide
    • Joint development of niche courses, world-class books and monographs, translatable patents, demonstrable technologies or action research outcomes and products
    • Consolidation of Bilateral cooperation through academic and research partnerships through Indo-X Workshops in India
    • Publication, Dissemination and Visibility through a high profile annual international Conference in India
  • Fundamental Research

    • Basic Sciences – Physical Sc., Chemical Sc., Biological Sc.
    • Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences
    • Computational and Mathematical Sciences
    • Earth, Atmosphere and Environmental Sciences
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  • Emergent Area of Impact

    • Advanced Electronics and Communication
    • Advanced Functional and Meta Materials
    • Structural Genomics and Evolutionary Biology
    • Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
    • Infectious Disease & Clinical Research
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  • Convergence

    • Transportation and Smart Infrastructure
    • Affordable Health Care
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Science and Heritage
    • Energy and Water Sustainability
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  • Action-Oriented

    • Future of Earth: Green and Renewable Technologies
    • River, Ocean, Aviation and Space Management Technology
    • Technology Enhanced Education and Learning, including Assistive Technologies
    • Agricultural and Food Sustainability
    • Technologies for Rural and Women Empowerment
    • Law and Society
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  • Innovation Driven Research

    • Technologies for Financial Inclusion
    • Technologies for Forensic, Security and Safety
    • Robotics and Embedded Systems
    • Nano, Biotechnology and Applications
    • Technologies for Swachh Bharat
    • Design Innovation
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  • Humanities and Social Science

    • Digital Humanities
    • Environmental Humanities
    • Publishing Studies/Translation Studies
    • Public Humanities
    • GLAM, “Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums”
    • Humanities, Media and Communication
    • Decolonizing Knowledge Systems
    • Creative Pedagogy Studies
    • Art, Music and Art & Music History
    • Language, Literature and Linguistics
    • Philosophy & Religious Studies
    • Visual, Applied, Theatre & Performing Arts
    • History, Culture and Anthropology
    • Economics & Development
    • Sociology, Psychology & Gender Studies
    • Government & Public Policy
    • Education & Learning
    • Digital & Computational Social Science and Humanities
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