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VAJRA Faculty Scheme for Overseas Faculty/Scientists including Non-Resident Indians

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) through the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has launched a scheme titled VAJRA (visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty to tap the expertise of Overseas Faculty /Scientists including Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). The Prime Minister of India announced the Scheme during the 15 th Edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) held on January 8, 2017 in Bangalore. The Scheme offers adjunct/visiting faculty positions to overseas scientist/faculty/R&D professional including NRIs to Institutions in India. The Scheme is expected to undertake collaborative research in frontier areas of S&T including the interdisciplinary areas of national priorities such as energy, water, environment, health, security, nutrition, waste processing, advanced materials, high performance computing, cyber-physical systems, smart machines and manufacturing, etc. and stimulate the latent potential of our academic and research sector.

Application for the Scheme are open for submission from 1 st July 2017 onwards through www.serbonline.in. The Scheme details are available at www.vajra-india.in . A copy of brochure can be downloaded from this site.

VISITING ADVANCED JOINT RESEARCH FACULTY (VAJRA)

Prime Minister in his keynote address at the recent Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention held in Bengaluru announced a scheme for researchers and scientists called VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty). The scheme is open to overseas scientist /faculty /R & D professional including Non-Resident Indians (NRI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas Citizen of India. Please click here for details of the scheme

Direct Admission of Students belong to PIO/OCI community

Amendment in Citizenship

Ministry of Law and Justice's 'The citizenship (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015' dated 6th January, 2015 - http://www.egazette.nic.in/EnhancedSearch.aspx or Please click here.

Amendment in OCI Card

Ministry of Home Affairs Notification rescinding the PIO Scheme, dated 9th January, 2015 - http://www.egazette.nic.in/EnhancedSearch.aspx

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