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Research at Jain (Deemed-to-be University)

Why Research?

Research is the pinnacle of a student’s education and Jain (Deemed-to-be University) provides the intellect and infrastructure required for conducting meaningful research. With forty-eight ongoing research projects and four-hundred researchers, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) is actively promoting and supporting research. The various Schools and Centers of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) provide the ideal environment for scholars to be engaged in cutting-edge research that is exhaustive and enlightening. From nanotechnology to aerospace engineering, researchers at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) are involved in pioneering research that is innovative, futuristic, and useful to society.

Promotion of Research

A Research Development Cell (RDC) has been established with the Vice Chancellor as the Chair and the Pro Vice Chancellor, the Deans of Faculty, Directors of the Research Centers, and eminent experts as members. The RDC oversees the entire research activities undertaken at the University level. The RDC has created Research Development Units (RDU) in each Faculty. The RDUs are headed by the concerned Deans and consists of all Heads of Departments in the Faculty, Professors, and External Experts in the chosen research domain. The RDC also oversees the Ph.D. and M.Phil. Programmes of the University and in addition coordinates the activities of the Research Centers. The major and minor research projects that are proposed by the Faculty are scrutinized by the concerned RDUs and subsequently approved by the RDC and forwarded to the concerned sponsoring agencies. In-house projects are reviewed by the RDUs and recommended to the RDC for approval. The University sets aside a portion of its budget for such in-house research projects. The approved project coordinators are required to submit biannual reports to the concerned RDUs. The RDC conducts workshops and seminars on research methods at regular intervals for faculty and research students.

Research Policy

The following are a few of the salient features of the research policy

  • Provide optimum facilities to researchers
  • Purchase equipment, upgrade labs, and subscribe e-journals
  • Create national facilities like coating lab and Underwriters Laboratory for fire testing and a Survey Research Center
  • Initiated the establishment of instrumentation center
  • Implemented UGC regulation 2010 for M.Phil./Ph.D.
  • Collaborated with research institutions
  • Creation of the position of a Dean for Research to coordinate research activities

Interdisciplinary Research

The University believes in promoting interdisciplinary research programs. The University has collaborations with national/international research institutions of excellence for execution of research projects. Most of these are interdisciplinary in nature. The University also has multidisciplinary research projects. Enlisted below are the collaborations of the University. The University has initiated projects on snake venom and biofuels. Read more »

Research Facilities

All the constituent units have state-of-the-art research facilities. These facilities are used by the students. The researchers are also provided with library facilities and internet access to pursue their research work. Establishing new facilities and upgrading the existing ones is a continuous process.

The engineering wing has well-equipped labs and research centers like Center for Disaster Mitigation, separate cabins for faculty with computer and internet facility for providing proper work ambience, internet access, and software packages like SPSS and Microsoft for database analysis. The wing is also equipped with Wi-Fi, online journals, e-books, and international and national journals. Out of mutual interest, research institutes like IISc, RRI, NAL, and CSIR have extended their facility to Jain (Deemed-to-be University).
The postgraduate department laboratories are equipped with most modern and advanced equipment to suit additional academic and research needs of the MSc, MPhil, and Ph.D. students. The undergraduate labs have been well equipped to carry out minor research projects. The University also has a well-resourced library, internet, computers in every department, and audio-visual facility to pursue research. In order to meet the demands of researchers the following are in place:

  • Thinklet, an e-journal of research activities
  • Interlibrary loan facility
  • Research retreat
  • Research conclave
  • Permission to visit research centers to make use of available facilities
  • Sophisticated research equipment and
  • Initiative to establish a nodal research center

Patents filed

Status of patents filed by Jain (Deemed-to-be University)

Sl. No Category Numbers
1 Number of patent applications filed and application number received from patent office 14
2 Number of patent applications sent to NRDC under processing to file in patent office 8
3 Disclosures received and under processing at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) 2
4 No. of patents granted (it is learnt from patent office that it takes approximately 4 years to grant a patent due to shortage of patent examiners at patent office) Nil
5 Patent filed by research scholars 2