Students at Ph.D./post-doctoral levels from the Centre of Advanced Studies/Department of Special Assistance (CAS/DSA) may take part in the special interaction programmes to be organized by the HRDCs under the RCs scheme. The interaction programmes should be in the form of workshops/seminars only. The duration of this programme should be about three to four weeks.
The main focus of this programme will be interaction between Ph.D./postdoctoral scholars and teachers. The number of participants for this programme shall be 20-40. This interaction programme may be held once a year. The funding pattern for such programmes will be similar to that for the RCs and the expenditure so incurred may be claimed separately. The student participants shall be treated at par with the participants in Refresher Courses in respect of payment of TA/DA. However, hospitality like stay boarding be extended and no reimbursement should be made to the student participants.