Teachers' Contingency Grant


The Teacher is entitled for a Contingency Grant (earlier known as Book  Grant) as follows:


1) Rs. 30,000/- per course (class room lectures of 25 or more lectures).

2) Rs. 15,000/- per course (15-20 class room lectures)

3) Rs. 5,000/- grant for graders* (for Core courses in Physics).


 They can claim this amount for following:


i) Purchase of books, journals, cost of Photocopying of documents.

ii) Payment of fellowships/memberships of professional organisations/societies.

iii) Travel to conferences/meetings both within and outside India (by the teacher or a colleague/student/visiting fellow authorised by the teacher).

iv) Purchase of Laptop, Notebook, Tablet PCs, e-book reader etc.

v) Purchase of Computer peripherals, accessories and software.


If the books are related to the course which is to be taught then this grant can be availed before the course.


The  grant may be used during the Academic Year(Aug-July) in which the course is taught, and may be accumulated to a maximum of three years.


If more than one Teacher is teaching a course this Book-Grant amount may be divided among themselves.


Claim for the reimbursement can be done online via datanet. Once approved by the GSOffice, the bills along with printout of the approval can be submitted to the Accounts Cashier.


The money will be reimbursed/credited to the Bank account  at the Institute's Cash Counter/Accounts Section -Cash Counter Time: 11.00 a.m. 12.30 p.m. and 01.00 p.m. to 03.00 p.m.



*Grader Grant


Any course that is certified as a Core Course by the Convener, Subject Board, can have a grader who will receive a book grant. If the number of students is found

to be too large for a single grader, then the teacher may put up a request for two graders to the Dean, Graduate Studies. The request should be countersigned by the

Subject Board Convener.


For faculty and students in the TIFR Mumbai campus, all reimbursement procedures are via Datanet.  The detailed procedure is available at




Office Order OD-91-2015  Dated Sept 22,2015- click here