Research & Development - Two pronged approach to redefine academic boundaries

May 30, 2017 13:30 IST

Research in college allows students to better understand published works, learn to work in a team and individually, determine their area of interest and jump start their careers as researchers. While getting involved in research process, many students figure out the vast scope of work in it and later on apply for faculty positions involving the same.

Research is a must to ascertain if one’s ideas are supported by previous studies or if these ideas still need proof to be considered as knowledge. Additionally, it allows students get a better understanding of concepts they are taught in the class and motivates them to enter the field as well.

Research & Development - Two pronged approach to redefine academic boundaries

At GLA University, Mathura, research forms an integral part of the teaching pedagogy and academic culture of the varsity. Research activities at GLA ensures a creative atmosphere for students and faculty to take up higher studies and research. The varsity has tried to align national interests of self-dependence and technological competence.

Many students and teachers take up research in fields ranging from science to engineering and management to technology and get involved in fundamental research as well as live projects. The university has attempted to promote interdisciplinary research for further growth of students.

GLA University also provides an opening seed grant to interested faculty members for initiating Research and Development projects and preliminary work towards formulating detailed proposals for funding agencies. In addition, the university also funds few projects in specialized areas of Cross Disciplinary Research Groups.

Students have conducted a research on various topics like Ergonomics Considerations in Welding Process and Positions, Information Retrieval, Consumer preference of consumer durable goods: A conjoint analysis, A Role of Moral Emotions and Individual differences in Consumer Responses to Government Green and Non Green Actions over the years.

Representative Technical Areas of Interest for Research Collaboration:

Sponsored Research and Development Projects

Consultancy Projects

R&D partnership with industries

R & D Organizations

R&D initiation (seed) grants

Publication and information dissemination

Here's the list of University Sponsored Projects at GLA:

Tribology of metal forming process

Thin film materials

Development and characterization of metallic foams and composites

Productivity enhancement through Lean/agile/virtual/sustainable manufacturing

External Orientation of Academic Research Programmes:

Study of Sub-surface VLF Electric Field Emissions Associated with Earth Quakes

Development and Characterization of Organic Electronic Material

With manpower resources like faculty, scientists, undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students and facilities like well-equipped teaching and research facilities and well-equipped library, GLA University has everything that is required for a good research. 

GLA facilitates researches in departments like Department of Electronics & Communications Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering & Applications, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Civil Engineering for Institute of Engineering and Technology and Department of Biotechnology, Department of Mathematics, Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics, Department of English for Institute of Applied Science & Humanities.  

Also, there have been interesting researches conducted by students for Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Institute of Business Management.

GLA University realizes the importance of research and communication between organizations and industry. It is for this reason that has initiated and developed strong institutional ties with other reputed academic organizations.

The mission of the university is to take help the nation in realizing its collective motive and research is one of the many ways it does so.

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