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STS Program is intended to encourage and support MBBS/BDS students interested in research and all efforts have been made to provide accurate information. However, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will not be responsible for any loss to any person caused due to inaccuracy in the information available on this website. If, any discrepancy is found, it may please be brought to the notice of ICMR.

  • The detailed report should contain the original work carried out by the students during ANY two months between 11th January, 2021 to 30th September, 2021 under the assigned Guide and should not be copied from earlier research/other sources.

  • With the increasing number of interested students applying for STS, ICMR has taken initiatives to streamline the submission and approval process. The students must follow the updated instructions and updated forms provided on the website.

  • E-Certificate and stipend will be issued only when the reports are approved after a scientific review by Experts. Incomplete/unapproved/late submissions of STS 2020 Reports will NOT be considered further for review process or for payment of stipend and e-Certificate. ICMR reserves the rights to approve/ reject a report or ask for a revised report. The Guides will not be paid or given e-Certificate under STS Program. However the Guide’s name is printed on the e-Certificate issued to the student.

  • The Medical/Dental College should bear the entire cost of the STS research work done by the Student. The stipend issued to the selected students is his/her own studentship amount.

  • Research carried out without ethics committee approval will not be accepted.

  • The Medical/Dental College must ensure appropriate composition of ethics committee as per ICMR Ethical Guidelines. Inappropriate IEC certificates will not be accepted.

  • No Clinical trials are allowed to be carried out under the ICMR-STS Program. All regulatory clinical trials fall under the preview of Drugs & Cosmetics Act & Rules and should not be conducted by an undergraduate student. Any proposal/report falling in the category of Clinical trials will be rejected by ICMR

  • Students will have to follow instructions updated on ICMR website from time to time.

  • ICMR reserves the right for “no further discussion” on rejected/incomplete/late submissions of the STS-2020 reports, due to any reason whatsoever.

  • A two months time is being given for the STS 2020 online report submission starting from 12th July 2021 (from 10:00am) to 30th November 2021 (till 05:00pm). ICMR will not be responsible in case the student is unable to submit the report in due given time to any reason whatsoever.

  • ICMR is not responsible for any technical glitch/errors on the STS 2020 report submission portal on the last date and last few minutes before the deadline, so therefore the students are advised to finish preparing and submitting the report well in time and do the timely submission avoiding the last minute rush and errors.

  • In case there is any error on the portal or it is not working properly before the given last date and time then the Student is required to immediately send an email to stshrd2017@gmail.com regarding the same, as the email will be addressed back immediately and the problem will be resolved.

  • Requests for reconsideration or providing the information i.e. reasons for rejection of STS applications/ STS reports, names and contact details of students/ guides/ reviewers, any other details of any student/ Guide, titles of STS projects- approved/ disapproved, scientific details of STS projects of students, minutes of STS meetings, marks/ scores or any other confidential information shall not be entertained.

  • The stipend will be transferred to the selected Student’s own single holder bank account and not to any joint account or account of Parents/Guide or anyone else, after the final STS report is approved by the Experts, so therefore the student should ensure to open an own single holder bank account before the report submission. ICMR will not be responsible for any delay in stipend issue, if the students’ bank details are not submitted as per requirement.

  • Aadhaar card details submission is now mandatory as per GoI rules, for transfer of the stipend to be done, after report selection.

  • ICMR-STS Program is only for Indian nationals, students studying in Indian MCI recognized Medical/Dental Colleges

  • ICMR may provide the list/ names, emails and contact details to student societies/ bodies/ agencies who organize events for students (like workshops and conferences) to provide a platform to present their work.

  • ICMR shall make all efforts to keep the information about participating students/ guides/ scientific reports (soft copies) confidential and in safe custody. However, it will not be responsibility of the ICMR, if any unintentional loss of any kind due to unforeseen reasons occurred at any time.

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