Scientific and Useful Profound Research Advancement(SUPRA)

  1. The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has proposed a new scheme named Scientific and Useful Profound Research Advancement (SUPRA).
  2. The objective of the scheme is to fund exploration of new scientific and engineering breakthroughs with global impact.
  3. The scheme will fund disruptive ideas that can lead to new areas of study, new scientific concepts, new products and technologies.
  4. The scheme is also designed to attract high quality research proposals consisting of new hypotheses or challenge existing ones and provide ‘out-of-box’ solutions.
  5. SERB is a statutory body under the Department of Science and Technology.It was established by an Act of the Parliament of India in 2009.
  6. The Board was set up for promoting basic research in science and engineering and to provide financial assistance to scientists, academic institutions, R&D laboratories, industrial concerns and other agencies for such research.