The Research & Development department in the University was established in the year 2016 to promote high quality research in the University. It provides direction to the research endeavours of all stakeholders. The University supports academic staff to develop high quality research proposals and tender for nationally and internationally competitive research grants and contract research projects funded by business corporations, not-for-profit organisations, industry associations and charitable organisations. It also works with its international partners in research and research dissemination activities.
The University’s research endeavours are through doctoral projects, competitive and contract research projects, research dissemination and research patents filed by faculty, staff and students and it fosters’ a research culture through provision of training and incentives.
The 'Research and Innovation Council' (URIC)oversees and directs the research activities at the University.
1. Faculty members are eligible to seek financial and in-kind support for research, consultancy and external engagement.
1.1. Research endeavours would be included in assessing the workload and contributions of faculty members. Research outcomes (such as success in grant applications, organizing research forums, scholarly publications in appropriately tiered academic journals, organizing research training activities etc) and professional contributions that would improve the University's esteem (editorship in appropriately tiered scholarly journals, appointments in national and international scholarly committees, membership in editorial board of appropriately tiered journals etc.)
1.2. Both in-house and external training would be offered to develop the research and research dissemination competencies and capabilities of faculty.
1.3 Academic staff would be offered support to organize Doctoral colloquia, engagement in scholar research advisory committees, participation in doctoral research committees, and support for participating in appropriately tiered national and international conferences and engaging with international partners in research endeavours.
1.4 The University also encourages continuous learning through professional development and advanced study.
1.5 Faculty are encouraged to undertake consultancy work and thereby develop linkages with industry. The University has instituted a Consultancy Policy.
1.6 Individual faculty or groups of faculty Members are encouraged to seek competitive grants from various funding agencies.
2.Research Scholars: The University conducts research seminars, conference and colloquia and the participation of the research scholars is encouraged in both in- house as well as external events. The University also aides the scholars in accessing the laboratory and library facilities of government and non-government organizations, in addition to usage of the University's facilities.
2.1. The University periodically organizes guest lectures by senior research professionals from various domains.
2.2. Scholars enrolled for PhD programs are guided by Supervisors. Progress is monitored by the 'Scholar Research Advisory Committee' as well as the 'Doctoral Research Committee'. All necessary support is provided to the scholars for completion of their research work.
3.Code of Ethics Committee ensures that faculty as well as scholars pursuing research at the University maintains academic integrity that is required for the academic research following the professional standards including appropriate research design and frameworks, conforms to practices that govern research ethics and abides by the requirements set out by professional and regulatory research guidance and research ethics frameworks issued in appropriate areas.