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Grants in Aid/ Development of Indian Languages
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This publication fulfils the long felt need for providing information about various schemes/programmes of Grant-In-Aid being implemented by the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. Although handouts of the schemes are available separately but we have till now lacked a single compilation of the schemes at one place. This booklet provides brief information about the objective, purpose, eligibility and funding pattern of various Grant-In-Aid schemes of the Institute. Most of these schemes are being implemented through the individuals and NGOs. We are hopeful that this publication would be informative and useful to the individuals, NGOs, Societies and Charitable Trust who are interested in implementation of the programmes/schemes of this Institute. The Non-Governmental Organizations consistently have proved to be very effective in the propagation and development of Indian Languages. One of the benefits of implementing the schemes through NGOs is that they are able to reach the remotest areas of the Country. Moreover, the Individual Authors, Voluntary Organisations Societies and Charitable Trust have established a closer rapport with the masses thereby enjoying a great degree of credibility.


The Central Institute of Indian Languages was established as a sub-ordinate office of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India and started functioning w.e.f. 17th July 1969. The Union of India, Department of Education, entrusted to CIIL the operation of the following schemes for providing financial assistance to the Individual Authors, Voluntary Organizations, Societies and Charitable Trust during the Eighth Five Year Plan (1992-93 to 1996-97) and since then the Institute has been operating the schemes.

  1. Financial Assistance for Bulk Purchase of books in Indian Languages (other than English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, and Urdu)
  2. Financial Assistance for Publication of books in Indian Languages (other than English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, and Urdu)
  3. Financial Assistance for the Publication of scholarly Little Magazines which are at least bi-annual and published in Indian Languages (other than English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, and Urdu).
  4. Financial Assistance to Voluntary Organisations for selected promotional activities relating to the Indian Languages (other than English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Sindhi and Urdu)
  1. Assistance for Organizing Conferences/ Seminars/Workshop on Language Literature and Culture.
  2. Assistance for undertaking Short term Studies.
  3. Assistance for Teaching of Indian Languages.

The applicants can applied for the grant any time of the year and the selection grants will be made on recommendation of the GIAC Committee by the Ministry. For further details and application forms, either write to the Head GIA, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Manasagangotri, Mysore – 570 006 (Ph No.0821-2345106), or DOWNLOAD from:



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