Research Resources, service facilities and platform (Infrastructure)
Department of Biotechnology (DBT) since its inception has been supporting the development of research infrastructure at universities and research institutes across the country with the primary objective to augment life science and biotechnology research activities at par with the international level. The programme has understandably evolved during the last 3 decades, undergoing multiple changes in nomenclature and realignment of objectives, and is now called the Research Resource, Service Facility and Platform (abbreviated as RRSFP) Programme, which in turn operates through 2 major arms:
- DBT- Boost to University Interdisciplinary Life Science Departments for Education and Research Programme (DBT-BUILDER) and
- DBT - Scientific Infrastructure Access for Harnessing Academia University Research Joint Collaboration (DBT-SAHAJ Infrastructure)
From 2019-20, the Department has laid special focus on Institutions from Aspirational Districts to ensure equitable percolation of benefits of the programme across the length and breadth of the country.
DBT- Boost to University Interdisciplinary Life Science Departments for Education and Research Programme (DBT-BUILDER)
As the name suggests, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), through DBT-BUILDER provides support to establish interdisciplinary School of Life Sciences for advanced research and education at the post-graduate level.
Objective: The specific objective is to upgrade the post-graduate teaching and training laboratories by:
- Enabling interdisciplinary advanced research and teaching capacity emphasizing discovery and innovation in proposed research areas.
- Addressing emerging technologies with inter-disciplinary cross talk to realize their full potential.
- Increasing number of postgraduate students at M.Sc., Ph. D, and postdoctoral levels with quality education, skills and research temperament.
- Collaborate and invoke industry through public-private partnership in advanced research and education.
Expected outcome: The outcome of support received from DBT-BUILDER shall be gauged by the following parameters (but not limited to):
- Modernization of laboratories involved in PG teaching
- Acquisition of essential equipment
- Up- gradation of existing research facilities, networking and computational facilities (including software & databases), scientific & technical books (no journals).
- Maintenance and refurbishing of existing and new facilities
- Appointment of new faculty
- Provide fellowships for students
- Introduction of training programmes
- Regrouping of research activities along the biotechnology innovation chain (from discovery to market)
- Promotion of academia- industry interaction
What is not intended?
- No fresh constructions
- Individual R&D support
Contacts Concerned Officer for more information
|Program Head||Dr. Anamika Gambhir, Scientist F|
|Program Coordinator||Dr. Garima Gupta, Scientist E|
|Attached Officer||Dr. Abhishek Kumar Mehta, Scientist C|
|1||Latest Guidelines DBT-BUILDER||View (576.8 KB)|
|2||Latest Proforma DBT-BUILDER 2020||View (140.4 KB)|
|3||Latest SAHAJ-Infrastructure-Guidelines||View (595.52 KB)|
|4||Latest SAHAJ-Infrastructure-Proforma||View (852.28 KB)|
|5||Latest Task-force RRSFP O M||View (509.59 KB)|
|6||Proforma for submission of proposals under RRSFP programme||View (72.78 KB)|
|7||Revised Guidelines for ‘Research Resource, Service Facility and Platform’ Programme (2017)||View (109.86 KB)|
|8||Task Force Composition on ‘Research Resources, Service Facilities and Platforms’ Programme (2017-19)||View (23.32 KB)|
|9||List of Infrastructure Facilities established||View (48.72 KB)|
|10||Archive – Research Resources, Service Facilities and Platforms||View (189.14 KB)|
|11||Proforma for submission of Completion report||View (19.21 KB)|
|12||Proforma for submission of Annual progress report||View (19.58 KB)|
|13||18_Frequently Asked Questions Builder||View (458.76 KB)|