Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy (STRIDE), a new research scheme has been approved by UGC. STRIDE will provide support to research projects that are socially relevant, locally need-based, nationally important and globally significant

STRIDE shall support research capacity building as well as basic, applied and transformational action research that can contribute to national priorities with focus on inclusive human development. STRIDE shall support creation, development and integration of new ideas, concepts and practices for public good and strengthening civil society.

Union HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that STRIDE scheme will strengthen research culture and innovation in colleges and Universities and help students and faculty to contribute towards India’s developing economy with help of collaborative research. He also added that focus on Humanities and Human Sciences will boost quality research on Indian languages and knowledge systems.

Transdisciplinary research goes beyond mere production of knowledge and extends to the practical use of the knowledge outside academic endeavour.

In essence, it takes into consideration the societal impact of knowledge enunciating as what should be the main aim of research.

Subrahmanyam, Secretary HRD Ministry said that the National Innovation Foundation has a database of over 3 lakh technological ideas from over 608 districts waiting to be explored.