Department of Biotechnology will consider proposals under the Scheme
- Popular Lectures in biotechnology by Experts for popularization
of biotechnology for financial assistance from Institutions / Universities
which are actively working in the research area of Biotechnology.
The Popular Lectures in biotechnology by experts should be organized
for students from schools, colleges, universities & also for general
public to bring general awareness among them about the basic concepts,
recent advances & potential of modern Biology & Biotechnology.
2. TERMS & CONDITIONS
institution should organize a series of three lectures in a financial
year, two by external experts and one by an internal expert.
(ii) Out of the three lectures at least one lecture should be organized in Hindi or in the local language.
(iii) The topic of lecture should
be selected on the basic concepts & recent advances in modern
biology / biotechnology from the list of tentatively identified priority
(iv) The institution should identify a coordinator who would co-ordinate the organization of the lectures. Responsibility of the coordinator would include publicity for lectures, correspondence with schools etc., transport of students, arrangements for lectures, tea etc.
(v) In the proposal for financial assistance the dates, topics, names of lectures & their speakers should be informed.
(vi) Wide publicity should be given for the lectures.
(vii) The lecture text should be illustrative with diagrams, photographs, tables etc. and not merely descriptive. Also it should be in a printed form having at least 10 pages of each lecture. Printed copies of the lectures should be distributed to the audience and also should be sent to the libraries of the local schools, colleges etc. It should clearly indicate on the cover page that the programme has been sponsored by Department of Biotechnology.
(viii) The Department of Biotechnology will provide a lump sum grant upto @ Rs.8,000/- per lecture towards meeting the related items of expenditure for arranging the lecture. In addition, grant for payment of TA/DA to external expert speaker will be provided as per entitlement & government norms.
(ix) The lectures should be organized within a period of six months from the date of issue of the sanction by DBT.
(x) Soft copy of the lectures to be provided to DBT-CTEP Cell (pdf or CD.)
(xi) Final grant and reimbursement will be released at the earliest subject to availability of funds after the receipt of the Utilization Certificate and Statement of Total Income & Expenditure in the Proposal.
(xii) You can upload a pdf file of maximum size of 2 MB.