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SUPREME initiative


Source: BS

 Context:  The Ministry of Science and Technology has launched the Support for Up-gradation Preventive Repair and Maintenance of Equipment (SUPREME) initiative to provide financial support for the upgradation and maintenance of analytical instrumentation facilities (AIFs).


What are AIFs?

They are specialized laboratories that provide advanced research infrastructure and technical expertise for scientific investigations in various fields such as physical sciences, life sciences, materials sciences, and engineering.


About SUPREME initiative:

AimTo provide financial support for repair, upgradation, maintenance, retrofitting, or acquiring additional attachments to increase the functional capabilities of existing analytical instrumentation facilities
EligibilityDifferent facilities created under the projects with the support of DST only will be considered for funding support under this Scheme. Also, UGC recognized Central Universities/ State Funded Universities/Deemed Universities /Private Universities among others are also eligible to apply under this scheme.
DurationThe duration of support will be for a period not exceeding 3 years.
Funding PatternThe funding pattern in the scheme would be 75:25 for all private and government-owned institutions (except for state-funded institutions for which 100% funding would be considered).