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3.0    IMPORTANT NOTES ON PROJECT FORMULATION 

  1. Please confine your project to specific aspects of a problem which can be studied in depth in the scheduled period and are of interest/use to the industry. To identify the specific aspects to be studied, you may consider proceeding along the following lines: 

    1. Having decided on a broad topic of research, review the National and International status.. 

    2. Identify the critical gap areas.. 

    3. Identify institutions/experts, who can contribute effectively to make good the identified gap areas. 

    4. From these gap areas which can be studied in depth in a scheduled period and the findings on which can be applied/used for the bebefit of the industry. Identify the institutions/experts who can contribute to the project. 

    5. The proposal need not be limited to one agency rather an attempt should be made to pool the expertise available with various agencies for the identified areas. 

    6. Mission oriented multi agency, time targetted projects are preferred to projects limited to laboratory investigations or findings of which cannot find ready application for the bebefit of the industry. The whole idea is that after completion of the project, the findings should bring tangible bebefits to the industry. 

  2. While writing the proposal, please ensure that scientific and technical details are clearly spelt out. Avoid generalities. 

  3. Proposals with broad objectives, not achievable in a limited or written without specific details are viewed unfavourly.