VAJRA Faculty Scheme

Posted on : 18-07-2017 | Back | Print

Department of Science and Technology through Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has launched a scheme named ‘VAJRA’ (Visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty to tap the expertise of overseas faculty/scientists including Non-resident Indians (NRIs). The Scheme was announced by Prime Minister of India during the 15th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held on January 8, 2017 in Bengaluru.

2. 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 such as energy, water, environment, health, security, nutrition, waste processing, advanced materials, high performance computing, cyber-physical systems, smart machines and manufacturing etc.

3. Applications for the Scheme are open for submission from 1st July onwards. Interested candidates can apply through The Scheme details and brochure are available at


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