The UGC (University Grants Commission) is preparing to start a trans-disciplinary research programme for both the faculty and students of colleges and universities. The programme will be launched through the Higher Education Institutes for National Development and Entrepreneurship. The scheme has been termed as STRIDE (Scheme for Trans-Disciplinary Research), which is approximately estimated to be a Rs 500 crore initiative. The ambitious and aspiring UGC scheme will soulfully focus on the promotion of research in trans-disciplinary subject matters in order to discover budding areas and scope of knowledge.
The research programme is basically teamwork that will be catered by the researchers belonging to different streams to develop a new theoretical and conceptual innovation, which will go beyond the boundaries of a particular subject-specific approach. With the help of STRIDE, new concepts, practices, and ideas for the betterment and strength of the commoners and the society as a whole will be promoted and encouraged.
The programme will also ideate the exchange of faculties from among the top institutions and universities. Exchange of scientists among national institutions including Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The exchanges will be on a temporary basis and will be liable to get exchanged at regular intervals.
The range or sphere of areas covered under this research programme will not be confined to a few specific streamline or boundaries but will be open for multiple sections and genres. Few among the top areas include History, Indology, Philosophy, Archaeology, Culture, Anthropology, Liberal, Psychology, Mass Communication and Journalism, Law, Education, Language, Arts, Sustainable Development and Environment.