Assistance to Professional
Bodies & Seminars/Symposia

Assistance to Professional Bodies & Seminars/Symposia

Department Of Science & Technology

The Programme extends partial support on a selective basis, for organizing seminar / symposia/ training programmes / workshops / conferences at national as well as international level. The support is provided to Research Institutes/ Universities/Medical and Engineering Colleges and other Academic Institutes/ Professional Bodies who organize such events for the scientific community to keep them abreast of the latest developments in their specific areas. The support is generally given for encouraging participation of young scientists and research workers in such events and publication of proceedings / abstracts for wider dissemination. The Programme also supports S&T Professional bodies.



  • Applicant should be and Indian Citizen residing in India
  • The applicant(s) must hold a regular position in a recognized academic institution or in a national laboratory / recognized R&D institution
  • Application should be submitted not earlier than 180 days and not later than 60 days, before the date of the event
Online Application Procedure

For successful online submission of the application the following points may be noted:                                   

    • Convener should first register into the online website.  click here to register                                                                                                                                              
    • After log-in, go to Menu --> Proposal Submission --> Form Submission. Select scheme "Seminar/Symposia (SSY)" and Click on "Start Submission" Button
    • Some of the details of your proposal like Name of Event (max 500 characters), Venue (max 500 characters), Keywords (max 6 words), Objectives of event (max 6000 characters), Broad details of Estimated Expenditure, RTGS/Salary Breakup have to be entered at the time of proposal submission.
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Complete guideline for Convener for SERB-online system

Enclosure required pertaining to the events

Mandatory For All Appplicants

    • Certificate from the Convener.Download Template
    • Endorsement Letter from the Head of Institution.Download Template
    • Announcement Brochure.
    • Technical Program with session Wise details and name of session chair/co-chair.
    • List of Keynote Speakers.
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Additional enclosure (for events being organized by Registered Societies

  • Local Chapters of the Society if not registered separately should submit their application only through their registered body. (Grants, if approved, will be released only in favor of main Society).
  • Registration Certificate of Society.
  • Memorandum of Association & Byelaws.
  • Audited Statement of Accounts of the Society for previous three years.
  • Latest Annual Report along with society elected members list.
  • Audited Income & Expenditure Statement and Utilization Certificates in respect of the grants received from SERB during previous three financial years.
  • NGO Darpan Portal Proof Document (For more information, please visit
  • Affidavit (Bond) on Rs. 100/- stamp. Download Template

Additional enclosures for events being organized by private Colleges including Private Medical & Engineering Colleges

  • Letter of Affiliation/recognition thus obtained from regulatory bodies vis., UGC, AICTE, Central/State Universities;
  • A Resolution passed by the Governing Council thereby authorizing the Head of the Institution to receive the financial assistance from SERB.
  • Audited Income & Expenditure Statement and Utilization Certificates in respects of the grants received under this scheme during previous three financial years.
  • NGO Darpan Portal Proof Document (For more information, please visit
  • Affidavit (Bond) on Rs. 100/- stamp. Download Template


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