PROJECT - CURIE (Consolidation of University Research for Innovation & Excellence)

CURIE (Consolidation of University Research for Innovation & Excellence) Core Grant for Women PG Colleges,DST,Ministry of Science & Technology New Delhi.


Ministry of Science and Technology under the Department of Science and Technology has started Project CURIE (Consolidation of University Research for Innovation & Excellence) Core Grant for Women PG Colleges, an initiative under ‘Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through Nurturing (KIRAN)’ Scheme to provide various career opportunities for women scientists and technologists. It is primarily aimed to bring gender. parity in the Science & Technology sector by inducting more women talent in the research & development domain through various programmes. In the year 2008-09, DST took a special initiative, ‘CURIE,’ to support women universities for improving R&D infrastructure and enhance research facilities. CURIE support has been extended to 08 Women Universities in the country. CURIE support resulted in a significant increase of student enrolment at undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. levels in CURIE supported Universities. It has also enhanced the number of NET/GATE qualified students. Extramural funding has also been increased due to the presence of sophisticated labs, which resulted in publications in high impact factor journals. The Scheme is intended to provide basic infrastructure and enabling facilities of Science & Engineering Departments for promoting R&D activities in new and emerging areas and attracting fresh talents in Women Educational Institutions. It will be helpful in imparting hands on training and enhance skill development to UG/PG Students and Research Scholars and pursuing research in emerging thrust areas. In April 2022, with our efforts, Mata Gujri Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Autonomous) Jabalpur has received the Project CURIE (core grant) to enhance the research facilities and upgrade the required Infrastructure needed to attract fresh talents among young girls working in the field of Science. Our institution is the first college in the central India who has successfully received this project by Central Government.


Project Investigator -Dr. Mahima Tripathi (Associate Professor, PG Dept of Zoology)
Nodal Officer & Co Investigator- Dr. Shyamji Shukla , Assistant Professor (PG Dept of Biotechnology)
Project Assistant- Mr. Ankur Singh (MSc )

Departments involved

S.No. Life Scince Departments S.No. Other Departments
  • Department of Zoology
  • 1.
  • Department of Mathematics
  • 2.
  • Department of Botany
  • 2.
  • Department of Computer Science
  • 3.
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • 4.
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Under the Project, we have successfully established a Central Laboratory of research standards, having all the required Instruments and facilities available for smooth conduction of Research activities, Trainings, Workshops and Studies for students. The Lab is equipped with High Internet facility along with Computer facility available for Students and Research scholars. Also, we are establishing a Smart Lecture/Class room, having all the Modern facilities for conduction of Guest Lectures, Expert talks, Presentations and Discussions.

    Instruments available in Central Lab:
  • Biosafety cabinet
  • BOD incubator
  • Cooing centrifuge
  • Vertical deep freezer
  • Digital microscope
  • SDS-PAGE unit with power supply
  • Fermentor
  • Microplate ELISA Reader
  • Orbital shaking incubator
  • Rotary vacuum evaporator
  • UV- Vis spectrophotometer with PC
  • Water purification system
  • Other available facilities:
  • PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) machine
  • Gel Electrophoresis unit with power supply
  • Gel documentation system
  • Centrifuge
  • Autoclave
  • pH meter
  • Refrigerators
  • Weighing Machine
  • All the above facilities are available for the UG/PG students and Research Scholars as and when required for their Research activities, Hands on Trainings, Workshops, Internships and Dissertation works. The Central Lab of our Institution, under Project CURIE will act as an Incubation Centre for all kinds of research studies which can be conducted with the available facilities.

    To further enhance the research activities and training programs among students and to achieve excellence in R&D under this project, we are delighted to propose strategic alliance and mutual collaboration with other institutions. Through this mutual collaboration, Involving Institutions will be able to spread and uplift the standards of R&D and Research Facilities, which will foster innovation and spread of awareness among students regarding S&T. Under the umbrella of CURIE, our institution has proposed activities like Technique based trainings, Hands on Trainings, Instrument based trainings, Internship facilities, Workshops, Seminars, Webinars, Conferences, Dissertation Programmes for UG/PG students, Research Scholars and faculties. All the proposed activities will be conducted as per the rules and regulations of DST, New Delhi. These kinds of activities and programmes will further enhance the standards of Research and Innovation among young girls and boost their aspirations to perform well in the field of Science and Technology. The Proposed Programmes will help to increase their research potential, analytical thinking and problem solving attitude and in totality their academic performance.
    Activities proposed:

  • 1. Short Hands on trainings/Instrument Specific training, workshop
  • 2. Technique specific training and Certification Courses
  • 3. Internship programme
  • 4. Dissertation works
  • 5. Expert lecture sessions/Guest lectures
  • 6. Webinars/Seminars/Conferences
  • 7. Jointly organized Field visits/educational tours for students
  • 8. Skill oriented courses/trainings/workshops
  • 9. Joint collaboration and support as and when required under R&D