Special Assistance Programme , UGC 2015

The Special Assistance Programme , UGC is intended to encourage the pursuit of excellence and teamwork in advanced teaching and research to accelerate the realization of international standards in specific fields.

The SAP Scheme is implemented at 3 levels :


Objectives :

The major objectives of the Special Assistance Programme (SAP) are as follows:-

a. To identify and support university departments which have the potential to undertake quality teaching and research in various educational disciplines including allied disciplines.
b. To promulgate research in Universities to be relevant to societal needs and have society and industry interaction.
c. To make research a catalyst for good teaching and introduction of new courses relating to identified thrust areas.
d. To have linkages with research organizations and to use their expertise innovatively to support research in the universities.
e. To enhance infrastructural facilities.
f. To utilize the output of research for the development of the nation and society.
g. To train and create quality human resources in identified thrust areas.
h. To search for newer / generic area(s), of research, its promotion and nurturing.


1. A University department which qualifies under section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956
2. Has potential to undertake quality teaching and research can submit its proposal for induction under SAP.
3. The department should have at least six teachers including one Professor to become eligible for induction under SAP.

Last Date :     31/10/2014


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