Stride Project


Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy (STRIDE) plans to add new disciplines for research support with a thrust on research capacity building, trans-disciplinary research facilitating India’s developing economy. The specific focus of the Scheme is to support high impact research in thrust areas of humanities and human sciences including arts, Indian languages, culture and knowledge systems through networking of experts from institutions and organisations across India.

About Us

Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit is one among the 16 Indian universities which has been awarded with UGC-STRIDE Project (component I) by the UGC. Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit is one among the 16 universities awarded for the Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy (STRIDE) of UGC. It is a platform to nourish the research skills and capabilities of researchers and academic faculties. The project focussed on the academic enrichment programmes for teachers and researchers belongs to the language, humanities and social science as part of UGC-STRIDE project. The aim of the project is that the young researchers and faculty members could conduct researches highlighting indigenous traditions in innovative ways and could develop fruitful dialogues, within and between regions and also with pan Indian and global trends.

Our Objectives

"The main objective of the scheme is to develop research culture and interest among young faculty, scholars and students to pursue careers and undertake high-quality research in trans-disciplinary areas that augment and expand their research capacity. This scheme is meant for the development of researchers and teams via training through competitive selection, to design research, follow research ethics, write research grant proposals, effectively execute the research, publish and patent research findings. This scheme is to strengthen national and international collaborative trans-disciplinary research culture in universities and colleges by adopting the following:"

1. To motivate young faculty to undertake short term projects analysing local, regional, national problems pertaining to social, cultural and economic aspects of development.
2.To encourage critical reasoning, design thinking and constructive enquiry to articulate research questions, objectives, hypothesis and methodology.
3.To acquire scientific writing skills, communication and articulation to disseminate research findings, and also in developing select bibliographies, constructing indices, databases, etc.
4.To sensitize the stakeholders about the issues of societal, national, regional and global importance across disciplines through exchange of ideas by creating forums like discussion groups, periodic meetings, workshops, special lectures by experts, etc.
5.To promote entrepreneurship among young faculty, scholars and students through systematic talent hunt, mentorship programs, ideas, innovation, research presentation competitions, annual research seminars and start-up guidance.
6.To promote and strengthen faculty development and postdoctoral research fellowship programs in all disciplines and also promote academic and research ethics and integrity.
7.To promote exchange between HEI faculty and scientists from national bodies/laboratories like CSIR, DST, DBT, ICMR, ICAR, DRDO, ISRO, ICSSR, ICHR, ICCR etc., for a period of 6-12 months split-site model. This can be mutually beneficial for enhancing quality and relevance of the trans-disciplinary research.
8.To involve retired, yet active faculty/scientists in research capacity building efforts. Eminent faculty (Fellows of National Academies/National Awardees etc.) from parent or neighbouring institutions may be invited as emeritus professors to mentor younger faculty in the respective Universities/Institutions.


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