Saturday, 04 May 2013 22:15

A Message From the Director


   Research, which is a scholarly and creative endeavour of faculty leading to innovations and development, is a major pillar of strength in a university system. The advancement achieved through research and development contributes significantly to the academic excellence. However, in a multi-disciplinary and diversified university organisational set up, nurturing and promoting scientific excellence through faculty-driven research is a challenging task. In this regard, Directorate of Research (DoR) of the University of Calicut, established as a facilitation centre 18 April 2012 and plays a key role in providing focused attention in guiding and coordinating research activities of various departments and centres of the universities. The mission of the Directorate is to provide an encouraging ecosystem for promotion of research excellence and this is achieved through multifaceted tasks which include facilitating the initiation and organisation/implementation of research projects, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of student research. The Directorate also plays a major role in encouraging the faculty to attract extramural funding support by providing linkages and collaborative support and streamlining the procedural guidelines. The Directorate is trying to transform into a single-window operating system for timely and effective action with a sole aim of encouraging and promoting quality research.

The number of recognised research centres now stands at 176. There has been a marked growth in the students enrolling for Ph.D. and the Directorate of Research is committed to provide a platform for solving all the procedural issues associated with their research.

Within the established framework of the university system, and the identified goals and strategic framework, the Directorate is striving to achieve research excellence which would transform the university as one of the best destinations for quality research and education in the country.