BHU forms Sponsored Research and Industry Consultancy Cell to enhance research productivity

SRICC will focus on research collaborations, entrepreneurship among students and faculty, opportunity of R&D activities, fellowships etc.

BHU forms Sponsored Research and Industry Consultancy Cell to enhance research productivity BHU (Source: Official)
Vagisha Kaushik | May 11, 2022 - 4:42 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has established a Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy Cell (SRICC) to enhance research productivity through sponsored projects and industrial consultancy. The SRICC will be a single window system for end-to-end management of the entire life-cycle of all sponsored research and industrial consultancy projects. It will facilitate the development and submission of project proposals, hassle-free administration of projects, and networking with funding agencies.

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BHU Vice-Chancellor Professor Sudhir K Jain has appointed Professor D S Pandey, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Science, the Professor In-Charge of the SRICC cell.

The Cell will build intra-institutional and inter-institutional research collaborations by identifying and encouraging potential researchers from different faculties to develop large, disciplinary and interdisciplinary project proposals, said an official statement from BHU.

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SRICC will also identify and nurture such thrust areas which have the potential for University-industry research partnerships, consultancy and outreach. The Cell will connect with industry and funding agencies, disseminating information about funding opportunities to the Faculty members, the statement added.

Besides, other major responsibilities of the SRICC include encouraging entrepreneurship amongst students and faculty, promoting university research in different forums, processing and management of project-related agreements, processing appointment of project staff or post-doctoral fellows, creating opportunities of Research & Development activities, awards and fellowships for students and facilitating creation and management of Intellectual Property Assets (Patents, designs etc.), the statement further said.

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