The details of the different Schemes / Programmes under VGST are given below:
  • 1)Centre of Excellence in Science, Engineering and Medicine (CESEM). Under this scheme, grant will be provided to encourage a theme-based research and developmental activities in the field of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
  • 2) Centre of Innovative Science, Engineering and Education (CISEE). This scheme aims at providing funding for improving facilities needed for conducting innovative research and to increase the quality of teaching in Science & Engineering.
  • 3) Karnataka Fund grants for Infrastructure Strengthening in Science & Technology (K-FIST L1 and K-FIST L2). The programme aims at providing financial support to higher educational institutions or research centres in the State towards creating the S&T based infrastructure or upgrading the existing infrastructure facilities to uplift the level of education and research.
  • 4) Research Grants for Scientist / Faculty (RGS/F) The scheme aims to encourage young researchers to initiate their research career in their respective institutions by providing a one-time research grant as a seed money.
  • 5) Award for Research Publications (ARP) The scheme aims at encouraging and rewarding outstanding researchers and faculty members, who have published their research work in reputed and peer-reviewed scientific journals through a cash award.
  • 6)Faculty Development Programme for Engineering College (FDP-Engg.) Under this scheme, a grant will be provided for conducting workshop for faculty members to increase their knowledge and skill about the recent technologies needed for industries, which will in turn enable them to transmit the same to the students.