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General Instructions

    The students must read the entire DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPORT PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION and most importantly the “TERMS and CONDITIONS” available on ICMR-STS website before proceeding for the online report submission process.


  1. Due to COVID-19 Pandemic situation, the selected Students for STS-2020 may now commence the STS-2020 research work in any two months from 11th January, 2021 to 30th September, 2021 if the respective Medical/Dental College is re-opened and in case, it is not re-opened, then kindly submit a certified letter from the Dean/Director of the Medical/Dental College accordingly to ICMR latest by 1st June, 2021 through email.

  2. Research should be done after appropriate Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) approval has been obtained. The ethical clearance letter has to be submitted along with report (IEC approvals should be taken by 31st August, 2021)

  3. The STS-2020 Report must be submitted ONLINE by the student starting from 12th July, 2021 (10:00AM) to 30th November, 2021 (till 5:00PM) only.

  4. The ONLINE Report Submission Form should be filled up carefully before submission. In case you make a mistake during submission you will also have an opportunity to rectify the same by logging into your account.

  5. ICMR shall not entertain ANY request regarding extension of last date or acceptance of late reports. Kindly do not wait for the last date for submission to avoid the last minute rush. ICMR will not entertain any last minute technical errors and incomplete report submissions mails or requests, as TWO MONTHS are being given for timely report submission.

  6. Students who are unable to complete their project can look up at the details of next year STS application invitation which will be uploaded as and when required on ICMR website. Students can re-apply as a fresh application, which will be again reviewed by experts and may or may not be selected.

  7. In an event of the guide leaving the Institute/College before completion of the project, the student may continue the research work under the new guide who fulfills the eligibility requirements from the same Department after obtaining permission from Principal/Dean of his/her college. Permission of ICMR is not required however; details of new guide may be intimated to ICMR before report submission and details should be updated at the time of online report submission.

  8. Guide must take overall responsibility for the conduct of the research project, preparation and submission of complete report and the required enclosures within the stipulated time period.

  9. The payment of stipend will be transferred in student’s OWN bank account (single holder) through RTGS/NEFT by June 2022. To receive the stipend, the student must have a bank account in his/her name and a cheque book from the bank.

  10. The certificates will be issued online and the Student can login with their credentials as used for report submission and download the e-Copy of STS 2020 Certificates by October 2022.

  11. For queries send an email at stshrd2017@gmail.com and please quote the Reference ID in all your e-mail correspondence for quick reference.


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