On January 25, 2012 the Faculty submitted a proposal to the Higher Education for the 21st Century (HETC) under the Quality & Innovative Grant (QIG), window 4 which is on Research Dissemination and Commercialization Projects. The desk evaluation of this competitive grant was conducted on March 9th 2013 and the site visit was held on June 25, 2012. The Faculty of Science was successful in obtaining funds under the above grant to set up a ‘Business Centre’ in the Faculty premises and the HETC contract was signed by the Vice Chancellor on March 28, 2013.
Three activities were planned under the aforementioned HETC/QIG/W4 grant at the Faculty of Science
Activity 1: Promoting university/industry linkages through establishment of a Business Center
Activity 2: Promoting manufacturing industry/high tech industry in the country through new technology and knowledge transfer
Activity 3: Promoting service industry in the country through new technology and knowledge transfer