The Problem: The Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India is operating a nationwide program namely “Promotion and Popularization of Biotechnology” through which it provides financial grants for organizing Conference/ Workshop in its mandate subject areas. It also sponsors foreign travel fellowships to the researchers including research scholars for presenting their research papers in conferences. A lot of problems were faced for dealing this program by DBT with its manual operations.
The Solution: The CTEP (Conference, Travel, Exhibition and Popular Lectures) is an online information system. This is managed through a database 'Online Submission and Monitoring System' which acts as a single window for the submission, processing and settlement of grants to the stakeholders.
The Result: This allows members to review the applications online before the date of meetings so as to make quick and accurate decisions. The users are now able to track their applications at any stage to know the status. The CTEP system is now hassle free. Sponsorships can be obtained from the dept of Biotech from www.dbtctep.gov.in.