AIDED Colleges under Not-for-Profit status would be considered as Non-Government Organization (NGO) and shall use 'NGO/ VO' option during the process of online submission of proposal.
For Self-financed post-graduate departments and Private Universities/ Academic Institutes including Colleges, support shall be considered only on merit of research activities for research facilities.
The support would be up to Rs 300 lakh for 5 years for augmentation of teaching and research facilities to a Department/ School/ Centre.
(3) Level - II: Proposals from well established S&T Department from State/ Central Universities and degree awarding academic Institutions with high repute requiring substantial funding (upper limit - Rs.1000 lakh for 5 years) for acquiring state-of-the-art equipment & setting up laboratories for conducting internationally competitive research.
For College, the support to 'College as a whole' shall be considered for the post-graduate S & T departments which are not self financed.
PRIVATE Academic University/ College/ Institution and GOVT.
For applying under Level III support, the concerned Department must have been in existence for at least 15 years and implemented at least two (2) FIST Projects at Level II category and have obtained one 'Excellent' and one 'Very Good' grading in last two FIST Level 'II' Projects.
Those Departments that have completed 2 cycles of support in any particular level i.e.
The Department/ Centre/ School already supported under FIST Program may submit fresh proposal after completion of the ongoing project duration, provided such projects completed in all respects and obtained 'Completion Certificate' whose copy may be attached in the current proposal.
The number of Core Faculty Members with Ph D degree in the Department/ Centre/ School shall be at least 5 (Five), 8 (Eight) and 10 (Ten) for Level I, Level II and Level III, respectively.