MIDC Road Complex, Gadchiroli-442605, MH.(India)

Gondwana University, Gadchiroli

MIDC Road Complex, Gadchiroli-442605,MH.(India)


Gondwana University, Gadchiroli

Board of Research


As per section 59 of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016;

(1) There shall be a Board of Research to cultivate, promote and strengthen research activities and also to plan, co-ordinate, supervise and to raise finances for research activities in university departments, colleges and recognized institutions.

(2) The Board of Research shall consist of the following members, namely:

(a) the Vice-Chancellor - Chairperson;

(b) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor;

(c) the Deans of faculties and Associate Deans, if any ;

(d) four eminent researchers, of national or international repute nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, with proven experience; one each from pure and applied sciences and technology, humanities, commerce, accounts and finances, and interdisciplinary studies;

(e) two teachers, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor from university departments;

(f) two teachers, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, from colleges or recognized institutions having a strong base in research culture;

(g) eight eminent persons from different areas of Science, Commerce, Agriculture, Banking, Finance, Industry, Intellectual Property Rights, etc., who are conversant with the global trends as well as regional issues to be nominated by Chancellor;

(h) the Director, Innovation, Incubation and Linkages - Member-Secretary.

(3) The Board of Research shall meet at least three times in a year.


Powers and duties of the Board of Research


As per section 59 of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016; the Board of Research shall have the following powers and duties, namely:-

(a) to work on long term policy and strategy for promotion of research culture in the university, colleges and recognized institutions;

(b) to advise and encourage the teachers to take up research in emerging areas at individual and group level;

(c) to promote inter-disciplinary research programmes by co-ordinating amongst teachers and   also to make and articulate policies for sharing of research and development infrastructure;

(d) to encourage the university departments, colleges and recognized institutions to hold  research seminars in all disciplines for the research students;

(e) to publish research journals, monographs for different disciplines;

(f) to decide upon policy for maintenance of standards of research for Ph.D. degrees, in consonance with the norms of the University Grants Commission and other regulatory bodies;

(g) to work on creation of research and development data base for work done in university departments, colleges and recognized institutions in a stand-alone mode or as group activity or in collaboration with industries and other research and development laboratories;

(h) to work out and initiate research in delivery of education, pedagogy of face-to-face and  e-learning, impact of e-learning and virtual classrooms on learning and understanding of students, open distance learning and conventional education;

(i) to make efforts and also assist the teachers, university departments, colleges and recognized institutions to raise the funds for research activities;

(j) to work out the budget for research activities of the university;

(k) to mobilize money from the industry for enhancing research activities;

(l) to identify problems and issues related to the region within the jurisdiction of the university and to take special initiative to address such issues through systematic research;

(m) to work on long-term policies and strategies for creating synergy between researchers and industries resulting into promotion of knowledge and technology transfer and productive  conversion of research;

(n) to encourage industries to promote, adopt and participate in the basic and applied research projects;

(o) to establish central research laboratories with the help of participation of national and international industries;

(p) to undertake any other task as may be assigned by the university authorities so as to carry  out objectives of the Board of Research.