In order to encourage the institutions to include education/training renewable energy courses, the support for laboratory up-gradation will be provided to enhance their capacity for conducting M. Sc., M.Tech., Ph.D courses in NRE. A total of ten (10) R&D/academic institutions will be strengthened by providing financial support by way of one time grant of upto Rs. 50 lakh to each institute to upgrade the teaching facilities by lab upgradation. The provision of support for upgradation of facilities is aimed to enable the institutions to give regular hands on experience by practicals to the students. This provision is however not for undertaking any new construction, but can be utilized for modifying lab for installations of any new equipment/teaching aid for imparting RE education.
Only those institutes will be considered for providing one time grant for laboratory upgradation which are in Top 100 institutes under National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), availability of faculty with required expertise in relevant areas of RE and infrastructure facilities for imparting education and research in RE.