Research and Consultancy Cell

The Maharaja sayajirao university of baroda

Activities druing 2105-16

Till now, Cell has sanctioned total 84 research projects to newly appointed teachers to boost research output of the University. This year Research and Consultancy Cell has disbursed about 37 research projects to early-career faculty members of the University of about Rs. 23.25 Lakhs. All teachers had presented their power point presentation before a committee of the subject experts invited from different Universities out of Gujarat State.

In the ongoing process to encourage University teachers to undertake industrial consultancy, about 25 teachers had undertaken industrial consultancy projects of Rs. 11.5 lakhs. University has earned about Rs. 2.3 lakhs out of this.

Research and Consultancy Cell had also undertaken various academic and faculty improvement programs during this year. Following were the activities and programs conducted by the Cell.


Faculty Empowerment Program ‘SAKSHAM

Program by MICROSOFT has been conducted by R & C cell.

This ICT (Internet and Communication Technology) training program “SAKSHAM” for higher education segment for the University, aligned with the objectives of NMEICT policy of MHRD, New Delhi was conducted for about 50 teachers from different faculties and departments from 26th March 2015 to 1st April, 2015.

Awareness Program On 'Intellectual Property Rights' (IPR) 

Research and Consultancy Cell, of The M.S. University of Baroda had conducted an “Awareness programs on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) i.e. Patents, Designs, & geographical Indications” on  19th  September, 2015 to create awareness amongst teachers about 50 teachers from University and from other universities of the State of Gujarat had attended.

5 day 'Digital Innovation Program' by MICROSOFT

Faculty Empowerment ‘DIGITAL INNOVATION program by Microsoft had designed this ICT (Internet and Communication Technology) training program “DIGITAL INNOVATION” for higher education segment of the University, aligned with the objectives of NMEICT policy of MHRD, New Delhi  from 28th December 2015 to 1st January, 2016.

Technical material related to this program will be provided by Microsoft. Participants and will be given certificates by Microsoft after attending all five days of the training. For non-teaching staff and research students, training will be only for one day. Training duration – 8 hours per day. 5 days training 

About 55 teachers, 40 Research Scholars, 50 non-teaching staff and about 30 officers & administrative staff of the University main office were trained.


Lecture on “RESEARCH FOR RESURGENCE" 

by Mr. Mukul Kanitkar

A lecture on “RESEARCH FOR RESURGENCE” was conducted at BBA Auditorium on 8th January, 2016 3 to 6 pm by Mr. Mukul Kanitkar, Secretary, Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal, Nagpur. 

He was facilitated by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor. A token of Rs. 5000/ and a University memento was given. He was also offered air fare of Rs. 15,806 from the Research and Consultancy Cell.


Training program on interactive board

The interactive boards have great potential as a tool to enhance pedagogical practices in the classroom and ultimately improve student achievement. Therefore, University had purchased these Interactive whiteboards more than couple of years back and distributed in the different Departments. 

It is observed that mostly these boards are lying unused because of the lack of proper training to the teachers. Hence, "Research and Consultancy Cell" had conducted training Program on interactive boards for teaching purpose for two days on 10th and 11th August, 2015.  About 43 teachers from all over the University participated.


Talk of Dr. Anil Patel (Seattle, USA) 

Dr. Anil Patel (Seattle, USA) who is retired from the position as Vice President of Research for Surgical Products R&D at Alcon (USA) was invited for a talk on 18th December, 2015 at Deep Auditorium by Research and Consultancy Cell.

He delivered two talk on

1. Creativity, Problem solving and Innovation

Modern Cataract Surgery revolution, LASIK eye Surgery for Myopia treatment, Intra -aortic baloon pump for heart attack, Photo therapy for treatment of jaundice in new born babies and computer Spirometry for measuring lung functions.

2. Teaching Methods for Creativity, Problem solving and Innovation-

This lecture will define - Out of Box or lateral thinking collaborative brain storming, how necessity can motivate to be innovative, needed qualification for teachers of this subject, how teaching methods and college level curriculum are available in USA and why it is needed to adapt to needs of India 


      

How to Write Research Proposals for Funding

One Day Workshop on “How to Write Research Proposals for Funding” on 17th February, 2014, Venue - S. S. Merh Hall, Geology Department, Faculty of Science. Following teachers imparted the training in Workshop.

Speakers:

1) Prof. L.S. Chamyal     2) Prof. Parimal Vyas      3)Prof. A.N. Mishra        4) Prof K. Murlidharan


BASF meet with research scientists

A meeting to explore the possibilities of research collaboration and employment of research scientists (Chemistry) and chemical engineers with BASF India Ltd (World largest Chemical Co.) was planned with your due consent of the Vice-Chancellor on 28th April, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the University Guest House (Newly Renovated Seminar Hall ). Following persons from BAS, India Ltd attended the meeting;

1)   Dr. Raman Ramachandran
      Head South Asia, Chairman & Managing Director, BASF India Ltd

2)   Dr. Rajan Venkatesh
      Vice President, Chemicals and Performance Products, South Asia

3)   Dr. Frank Schieweck
      Director Innovation Campus

4)   Dr. Vijay Narayanan Swaminathan
      Director - Research, GCS/I, India

5)   Mr. Jayanti Parmar.
      HR, Manager

After brief introduction, research presentations from BASF, India Ltd by Dr. Raman Ramachandran, Chairman and Managing Director and subsequently presentations from M.S. University by Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry and Chemistry Department (10 minutes each) were held. Discussions, interactions and deliberations for possible research collaboration were discussed followed by lunch at about and visit to Chemistry, Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments.