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Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)


Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)

IIMU will be collaborating with MHRD for the new scheme SPARC (Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration) which they launched in 2018. The Scheme aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s Higher Educational Institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the world from 28 selected nations to jointly solve problems of national and/or international relevance.

The scheme proposes to enable productive academic co-operation by supporting the following critical components that can catalyze impact doing research, namely:

  • Visits and long-term stay of top international faculty / researchers in Indian institutions to pursue teaching and research.
  • Visits by Indian students for training and experimentation in premier laboratories worldwide.
  • Joint development of niche courses, world-class books and monographs, translatable patents, demonstrable technologies or action research outcomes and products.
  • Consolidation of Bilateral co-operation through academic and research partnerships through Indo-X Workshops in India.
  • Publication, Dissemination and Visibility through a high profile annual international Conference in India.
  • The expected outcomes include tangible results in terms of large quantity of high quality research publications, solution to critical national and international problems, development of niche courses, high quality text books and research monographs, imbibing of best practices from top international academicians and researchers, strong bilateral co-operation, and improved world reputation and ranking of Indian Institutions.

Among the courses approved for this year were two of the proposals submitted by IIMU faculty.

IIMU is pleased to announce the two-courses under SPARC

Sr. No.CourseSchedule
1Social Network Approach to Organization / Management ResearchDecember 26 - 30, 2019
2Emerging Trends and Methods in Social Enterprises ResearchJanuary 6 - 11, 2020
3Marketing StrategyDecember 13 - 17, 2019

The courses are part of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) sponsored Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC).

Refund Policy : If a candidate wishes to withdraw from the program before 10 days from the commencement of the program, the Participation Amount will be refunded after deducting Rs. 1,000 as administrative charge. If a candidate applies for withdrawal after the specified time above, no refund will be admissible.