DST PROMOTION OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE - DST PURSE

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROMOTION OF UNIVERSTIY RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE (DST - PURSE- PHASE I and PHASE II)

PURSE Scheme was evolved in the year 2009-10 based on publication output in SCOPUS International Data base for a 10-years period having h-index ranging from 56-26 of the Universities , By now, three sets of study period (each of 10 years' duration) have been carried out and fourth one is evaluated by the third party evaluation on University performance. Under Fourth one evaluation 29 universities are considered for funding.

EarlierBharathiar Universitywas sanctioned with an amount of Rs. 9 Crores in the first phase for the period 2009 -10 to 2014.Based on publication output of Bharathair University in SCOPUS International database for a 10- year period ( 2002 – 2012) in appreciation of the R&D contributions, with h-index of 51, the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has granted Rs. 17.5 Crores to Bharathiar University under the PROMOTION OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE (PURSE) initiative in the phase II for the period 2017 -2021.

Major quantum of this grant is being utilized / will be used to procure state of the art sophisticated and advanced research instruments. Besides the equipment, the grant will be utilized for man power training, to organize scientific meetings and for maintaining the facilities to be created.

From the first year release of Phase II major equipment like i) LC-MS ii) NMR iii) DNA sequencerare procured. 30 research students of all the sciencedepartments are supported under this scheme. 5 national level meetings were organized. This increased grant was sanctioned in appreciation of improved quality of publications than the previous phase.


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