Research and Development Cell (R&D Cell)

The research and development cell works under the patronage of the Vice Chancellor, KSKV Kachchh University. Accordingly an independent R&D Cell has been established to encourage and monitor the research Programs of the University. R & D cell is headed by a Director and supported by the office staff separately provided by the University. It will be prominence on "promotion of quality research"; in KSKV Kachchh University. Thus it is a centre for encouragement of high quality research activities in the University with various national and international academic, research and funding agencies. It supports direction of research initiatives across various disciplines and also encourages MoUs with various research institutes as well as Universities for inspiring faculty and students exchange programs.


To be a distinguished State University by perusing and instigating national and international repute research. To generate prestigious scholarships and creative activities that develops research temperament, innovation and sustainable growth and social advancement of the region and nation to benefit humanity as a whole.


To develop and expand innovative research programs that align well with University mission and strategic plan; address important national and global requirements and support intellectual property. Work towards the all-round development of the students. It aims at producing not only good professionals but also good and worthy citizens of a great country, aiding in its overall progress and development.
It endeavours to treat every student as an individual, to recognize their potential and to ensure that they receive the best preparation and training for achieving their career ambitions and life goals.

Objectives of the research cell:

  • To encourage faculty members to carry out research projects which serve to advance information, deal with societal requirements
  • To create centres of Excellence in niche areas of research
  • To create zeal among students and faculty members towards research and innovation
  • To foster collaborations for mutual benefits and to maximize Industrial connectivity
  • To establish collaboration with other universities, public and private sectors and identify R & D projects including consultancy services which could be undertaken at the institution
  • To incorporate functional knowledge for teaching, generate data for research, and motivate innovation and utilizing of various software for research
  • To establish policies for sponsored research and consultancies.
  • To encourage debate and discussion and sharing of ideas on current issues and challenges in academics
  • To organize workshops, seminar, conferences, symposium and training programmes on Research and concern subject.
  • To encourage collaborative inter-disciplinary research activities.
  • To facilitate the faculties to design major and minor research projects sponsored by national and International agencies like UGC, ICSSR etc.
  • To organize international, national and state level Workshops/seminars on research based issues for home and outside faculties
  • To launch and run - The Journal of Multi Disciplinary Research
  • To design and organize Faculty development programme, orientation programme, research development methodology course and course work for M. Phil and PhD students
  • To encourage staff members and students to publish their technical papers in national and international journals
  • To assist the students to apply for funding for conducting research under student's project scheme to various funding agencies
  • To generate a corpus fund in the university to cater some eligible students with the scholarship for Ph.D.
  • To allocate the funds (~20 - 40 % of the total expenses) to faculty or the Department to hold the national level conferences / seminars - symposia / workshops in respective subjects


  1. Organize the trainings on software and computer based research analysis and advanced Remote Sensing and GIS techniques for the faculties and students
  2. To hold the debate, quiz and discussion on recent research trends in various disciplines
  3. Workshops on rare and endangered scientific/ social practices, techniques and initiation of ideas, innovative and sustainable practices
  4. Training programmes making research proposal in various disciplines.
  5. Participation inter-disciplinary research activities and instigate such practices in the University.
  6. Organizing international and national and state level Workshops/ seminars, conferences and symposiums.
  7. Publication of invited and peer reviewed research papers of KSKV Kachchh University in - The Journal of Multi Disciplinary Research (KUJMDR)

Composition of Research Advisory Committee

Dr. Mahesh Thakkar

Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Dr. Kalpana Satija
(Social Sciences)

Department of Economics

Dr. Kashmira Mehta
(Language, Literature and Communication Skills)

Department of English

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