Ever since its inception, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions have been striving to develop themselves into institutions of excellence in education and research in consonance with the contemporary and future needs of India through meaningful education, quality research and technological innovations for the industrial growth of the Country. In view of the contemporary trends in the world of higher education, it has been decided to institute a comprehensive and rigorous system of research & developmental activities and training for Manav Rachna Group of Institutions. The Manav Rachna Research & Development Ecosystem (MRRDE) has thus been constituted under the Chairmanship of Dr. N. K. Chadha, Professor & Chairperson – R&D. Dr. Pradeep Varshney, FET - MRIU and Dr. B. M. Bahl, MRU will be coordinating all the activities related to the programme.
The Manav Rachna Research & Development Ecosystem (MRRDE) has the primary objective to bridge the gap between theory and practice so as to enable the students to set up their own horizons to do quality research in collaboration with industries for the benefit of society.
The basic objective of the MRRDE is to take care of the research & developmental activities in the Manav Rachna Group of Institutions (Higher Education). It seeks to undertake motivational and awareness programmes to spread a culture of research and developmental activities among faculty members as well as students.
Some of its key functions include: Planning and coordinating research and developmental activities across various departments of the Manav Rachna Group of Institutions; Developing faculty training programmes in research & development for various departments; Organizing motivational and awareness programmes for students; Promotion of Inter departmental and collaborative research; Publish research papers in high quality journals of international repute; Promoting research through incentive policy for quality research; Internal funding of research projects from respective Research Promotion Groups to be routed through Steering Committee of MRRDE; Liaising and networking with outside industry and research labs of repute; Organizing seminars and colloquium from academia, industry and research organization in the relevant field; To generate research grant from government/private agencies among others.
The MRRDE team will regularly interact and engage with the various departments of Manav Rachna Higher Education Institutions for conducting the above functions.
The Advisory Board will have as its members senior dignitaries of MREI such as Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President, MREI; Dr. Amit Bhalla, Vice President, MREI; Dr. N.C Wadhwa, Vice Chancellor, MRIU; Dr. Sanjay Srivastav, Vice Chancellor, MRU; Prof. V.K. Mahna, Pro Vice Chancellor, MRIU; Dr. N.K. Chadha, Professor Chair, MRIU; Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General –TERI; Dr. R.K. Malhotra, External Expert; among others.
There will be two mid-term reviews (October and February) and an annual review (June) of the progress of the activities of both Departmental Research Labs (DRLs) and Centre for Excellence (CFE) for continuous improvement in the quality of performance.