GUIDELINES FOR S&T PROGRAMME
The Ministry of Coal & Mines,
Government of India, has been supporting R&D programme in coal and lignite
sector since 1976. During the last two decades, a number of S&T projects
have been completed which have made an impact on the industry.
The Ministry normally supports projects of shorter duration (2 to 4 years), the findings of which, if completed successfully,
can be used directly for commercial exploitation and benefit to the industry. However, in exceptional cases, research in newly
emerging and front line areas of Science & Engineering and projects having long terms implications are also supported.
The guidelines for implementation of the projects have been issued from time to time, since 1976. These guidelines have
been recently revised by the Ministry and its Standing Scientific Research Committee to make it comprehensive and need
It is hoped that these guidelines will help the implementing agencies in formulating the research proposals in an
manner and facilitate evaluation and monitoring of research projects.