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Application Process For STS 2020
    Eligibility: Please note that this program is only for MBBS/BDS students from MCI/DCI recognized Medical/Dental colleges, before they appear in their final exams and therefore, interns/PG/non-medical students are not eligible to apply.
    STS is a paperless ONLINE program of the Council. Submission of STS 2020 application/proposal is a two step process:
  • Registration of student details starting from 10th December 2019 till 9th January 2020 (by 3:00pm)(Fill in Part A of ONLINE form).

  • Submission of application/proposal along with other details between 10th January 2020 to 27th January 2020 (by 3:00pm) (Fill in Part B, C & D of ONLINE form) by 03.00 pm. This date and time will not be extended.

I. REGISTRATION OF STUDENT DETAILS FOR STS – ONLINE FORM PART - A

    Student Details (ONLINE Form Part-A)
  • Interested students should register with own their e-mail address and other details (mobile number, course details, personal details) from 10th December 2019 till 9th January 2020 (by 3:00pm).

  • One student should register only once, duplicate registration will be treated as disqualification.

  • The student must provide information with due care. Request for change in student information at a later date will not be accepted.

  • The student should write his/her name in sentence case. Kindly do not prefix Mr./Ms. with your name. If selected, the stipend and certificate will be issued in the name of student as mentioned in the application form.

  • Kindly give the complete postal address of the College in the application form. Changes in address at a later date will not be allowed.

  • The students should also provide their contact telephone no./mobile/e-mail to facilitate communication.

  • After registration a password and reference ID will be generated automatically and will be sent to the student by e-mail.

  • The student will require reference ID and e-mail ID at the time of report submission of project later in October 2020. Therefore, these must be noted down carefully

  • Change of e-mail will not be allowed at any stage. Only registered students will be able to submit the proposals

  • Please fill up the form carefully and check again before submission.

  • A sample copy of Registration form is provided for easy reference to view requests. (click here)

II. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION/ PROPOSAL – ONLINE FORM PART B, C, D

  • Application submission form and research proposal must be submitted ONLINE to ICMR from 10th January 2020 to 27th January 2020 (by 3:00pm).

  • Each STS application and research proposal should be submitted along with duly filled in and attested mandatory Application Attestation Form (AAF).

  • The AAF should be filled in, signed, attested, scanned and saved as a PDF file. Application/ research proposal will not be accepted unless accompanied by AAF..

  • A student can submit only one application/proposal on any given topic. In case a student submits more than one proposal, all proposals will be automatically rejected.

  • A sample copy of submission form is provided and may be seen to view requirements (click here).

    Particulars of Guide (ONLINE Form Part-B)
  • Complete details including Name, Designation, Department, Medical/Dental College, Contact details including current email address to be provided. The guide may forward the application of only ONE student each year for STS program. In case more than one application is forwarded by a guide, all applications will be automatically rejected.
    Enclosures/ Attachments (ONLINE Form Part-C)
  • The enclosures may be scanned and saved as PDF file for submission. Please ensure that the file size should not exceed 1 MB.
  • Compulsory attachment:The submission/proposal should be duly forwarded by the guide and college authorities. Submission of ‘AAF’ as per format provided is compulsory with the application. The blank form can be downloaded from website and this has to be filled in and passport size photograph should be pasted by the student. This may then be signed by the Guide and attested and forwarded by the Head of the Department and the Head of the Institution/Principal/Dean of the Medical/Dental College (with stamp/seal of the college). Once the AAF is signed by all, the student must scan it and save it as a PDF file. This must be uploaded at the time of ONLINE submission. Application will not be accepted unless accompanied with AAF.

  • Optional Enclosures:Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) or an Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) submission at the time of application submission is optional however mandatory along with the final report. Student is required to obtain prior approvals from IEC and IAEC for the research from January 2020 to April 2020. In case IEC approval is not obtained at the time of submission of application, kindly do not submit any other document instead as submission of wrong documents can lead to disqualification. If the proposal/project is selected for STS Program, the student must obtain an ethical clearance before initiating research. In addition, if there are plans to use an Informed Consent Form or any Case Study Form or Questionnaire, the same may also be enclosed. Please note that submission of IEC/ IAEC certificate is mandatory at the time of STS report submission and IEC/IAEC approvals/letter should be taken before 15th August 2020, so as the Student gets the required time to do his/her research work.IEC/IAEC approval letter dated after 15th August 2020 will NOT be accepted later during report submission time.

  • Any research carried out without appropriate IEC/IAEC approval will be automatically rejected.
    STS Application/Proposal (ONLINE Form Part-D)
    Research Proposal should be prepared in brief with the following sections:
  1. Title (up to 25 words),
  2. Introduction (up to 300 words),
  3. Objectives (up to 100 words),
  4. Methodology (up to 800 words),
  5. Implications (up to 100 words),
  6. References (up to 300 words- Vancouver style only).
  • (For writing Research Proposal please follow- Times New Roman with font size 12 and 1.5 spacing)

  • The word limit is flexible and provided as a guide. The proposal should describe a brief work plan of proposed research giving a short introduction, objectives and also clearly stating the methodology giving sample size and appropriate statistical methodology, which will be used along with implications of the research study. The student may include the case report form, informed consent form or any other questionnaire also as part of project proposal or can submit them as separate attachments. The Guide should ensure that she/he selects a suitable brief topic for this studentship, which can be completed within two months without asking for extension.

    MOST IMPORTANT: The proposal/project should not have any identifying information of the student or guide for unbiased review by reviewers. Therefore, please remove the following information from the STS proposal:

  • Name of the student/ guide
  • Address/ contact details
  • Telephone no.
  • E-mail ID’s
    Type of study- You will be required to identify the type of study as per following:
  • Clinical Investigations
  • Epidemiological Investigations
  • Field Operational Research
  • Health Education
  • Laboratory Investigations
  • Product Development
  • Therapy and Management
  • Any other, please specify
    Subject Area- Please choose the most relevant subject area from amongst the following:
  • Accident, Injuries & Trauma
  • Allied Science
  • Anatomy & Forensic medicine
  • Anaesthesia
  • Bioinformatics & Biostatistics
  • Biochemistry
  • Child Health / Pediatrics & its Subspecialities
  • Critical & Intensive Care & Nursing
  • Cardiology (includes surgical areas)
  • Dermatology & Venereal Diseases
  • Education & Advocacy
  • Endocrinology
  • Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)
  • Environment & Occupational Health
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology & Obestetrics
  • Hematology
  • Human Genetics
  • Microbiology / Immunology / Immunization
  • Nephrology & Urology
  • Neurology
  • Obesity, Nutrition & Dietitics
  • Oncology, Pathology & Cytology
  • Opthalmology
  • Oral health , pediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontology, orthodontics, oral surgery, and prosthodontics
  • Orthopedics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Public Health & Epidemiology
  • Pulmonology & Respiratory Medicine
  • Psychology, Mental Health & Socio-Behavioural Research
  • Radiology
  • Social & Preventive Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Traditional Medicine
  • Any other, please specify
    Detailed Guidelines for ‘Preparing STS Proposal’ are provided on ICMR website and may be referred to for writing up the proposal.



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