The scheme has been designed to link clinical science departments through inter-institutional linkages with basic science institutes & university departments with medical or veterinary school departments. The scheme is under implementation since 2010-11 and its purpose is to establish a long term partnership programmes between clinical and basic sciences.
The key components of the scheme include…
Ph.D. programme in which focus is on disease biology, early translation, interdisciplinary research, or technology innovation. Each Ph.D. student would have a guide from each partner, and share responsibility for structured education and training in the initial period of Ph.D. programme.
Joint participation in mutual education and training activities at post-graduate or Ph.D. level with focus on building science competency of medical background scholars and faculty, and disease orientation of basic scientists in areas of interest.
Joint workshops, small science meetings, research priority development exercise in areas of mutual interest.
Initiated collaborative research projects which are in progress.