KARYA (Knowledge Augmentation through Research in Young Aspirants)



Globally advancement in Basic Sciences are happening at a very fast pace, and new areas are also emerging like Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Computational Science, Mathematical Modelling, Cognitive Science etc. To provide exposure to these advance areas in Basic Sciences and to work on new problems with the help of latest instruments and expertise available at Institutes of Eminence, a new programme “Knowledge Augmentation through Research in Young Aspirants (KARYA)” has been initiated by Department of Science & Technology, Government of Rajasthan.

Under KARYA programme students from Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Life Sciences) studying in State Government Institutions only (State Government Universities, Government Colleges) will be provided an opportunity to work on short-term projects at Institutes of Eminence (DAE’s, DBT’s, IIT’s, CSIR’s, DST’s, UGC, MHRD and others) for eight weeks during summer vacations. The selected students will be provided fellowship for meeting out expenses during eight weekends T.A. (to and from).

Eligibility Criteria

Student applicants from State Government Institutions only (State Govt. Universities, State Govt. Colleges) should be studying in one of the following:

  • * BS/ BSc (II and III years only)
  • * MS/ MSc (I year only)
  • * (5 year integrated) MS/ MSc (II, III, IV years only)
  • * (Dual degree) BS + MS (II, III IV years only)

Selection Criteriion

  • Academic record
  • Plan of work
  • Availability of position (seat) at institute

  • Selection Procedure

    Complete application with all desired documents, annexures has to be submitted before last date to Commissioner, Department of Science & Technology, Shastri Nagar, Jaipur 302016, Rajasthan by speed post with clearly marked on envelope “KARYA Programme, DST Rajasthan”. After receiving the complete application, a technical committee will evaluate the application as per the selection criterion.

    Allocation of Institute

    Technical Committee Experts recommendation as per the plan of work submitted by applicant will be the basis of allocation as per the availability of the positions (seat) at respective Institutes of Eminence. Once the institute is allocated, no request will be considered for change of institution.

    Selected student has to follow allocated institutions rules, guidelines and discipline. Any kind of violation of rules will provide the rights for immediate withdrawal of the KARYA programme opportunity.

    Duration of work

    Eight weeks only

    Release of Fellowship

    After receiving report (at DST Rajasthan) of first four week verified by the supervisor/guide from the Institute of Eminence, first instalment of fellowship will be released to Student Account. After completion of fellowship period successfully and submission of final report verified by supervisor/guide, TA and second instalment will be released to Student Account and a certificate from DST Rajasthan will also be issued to the Student.

    If any student leaves this KARYA programme in between the duration of eight week period without the consent of supervisor/guide and DST Rajasthan, he/she will not be entitled for fellowship and fellowship will not be released.

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    Department of Science & Technology
    Vigyan Evam Praudyogiki Bhawan
    Shastri Nagar, Jaipur

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    Download Guidelines and Format for KARYA 2020-21