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Research Culture at JECRC University

Research Innovation and Extension

JECRC University (JU) is innovation led Research University with a strong focus on research at all levels of academics including undergraduate and postgraduate programs. At JECRC University, we believe that a part form knowledge dissemination, knowledge creation is our prime responsibility.  JU has created enabling environment for faculty members, research scholars and students to undertake research within and beyond curriculum with complete focus on socially and economically relevant research. The main features of Research Innovation and Extension at JU are given as under:

1.   Research Enriched Curriculum

In all undergraduate programs there is provision for project based learning. In the final semester an undergraduate student in other than Engineering and Computer Application, may choose either course work, industry internship/ project or research leading to submission of dissertation/ thesis. In all postgraduate program except Engineering, there is a mandatory requirement of either industry internship/ project or research leading to dissertation/ thesis in final semester. In M.Tech there is a mandatory requirement of research leading to dissertation/ thesis. Each Academic Department has a Research Lab to facilitate the students to carry out research and learned creation of new knowledge. Undergraduate student are encouraged to publish review/ research papers and postgraduate students are encourage to at least one research/ review paper every year in top rated peer reviewed journals.

2.   Research Promotion Policy

JECRC University has well defined and articulated policy for research and innovation promotion. Cash incentive of Rupees 5000/- is provided for each research/ review paper published in SCOPUS/ WEB OF SCIENCE Indexed Journals. University bears the cost of patents & copyrights and signs agreement with inventor(s) for sharing the royalty if the patent achieve the level of technology transfer. Cash incentives are given to the faculty members for obtaining research grants for the University from Government and Non-Government agencies. Annual cash awards are provided to the best faculty researchers and one student researcher.

3.   Research Task Force

A special Research Task Force (RTF) of faculty members has been created who with the help of students undertake applied and socially relevant research in cutting edge technologies and solutions of problems of underprivileged sections of the society on priority basis. Member of the RTF also give more focus on filing patents/ copyrights and obtaining research grants from Government and Non-Government agencies.

4.   Extension Activities

It is important to connect with society and community to deliver the benefits of knowledge creation in an effective manner. There are students groups under Students Chapter of Profession Bodies, Clubs, and Societies etc. who interact with the people outside University to understand their problems and provide them either free or cost effective solutions. JU implements Central/ State Government schemes for social welfare including NSS, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, Legal Aid Clinics etc. very effectively.

5.   Research Outcomes up to February 28, 2022

                                             Google Scholar Profile of JECRC University

Number of items indexed

1846

Number of Citations

22025

h-Index

72

 

i-10 Index

491

 

                                                SCOPUS Profile of JECRC University

Number of Research Paper Published

669

Number of Citations

7406

 

h-Index

45

 

I-10 Index

149

 

Research Grants Received form Government/ Non-Government Agencies: Rupees 16/- Crore

6.   Dedicated Research Labs

  1. Central Research Lab – Life Sciences in Science Block.
  2. Central Research Lab – Simulation in Engineering Block.
  3. Central Research Lab – Makerspace in Engineering Block.

Some of the key Grants/ Projects awarded by the Government Agencies

            (a) JU Women Technology Park Sanctioned by DST, GOI

Research Projects: Rupees 35 Million and 4 Million worth Government Funded Projects and Industry Funded Projects respectively have been credited to faculty and students

(b) Impact of Gender Mainstreaming Projects of GOI

A multi-centric projects was awarded to Prof. EktaMenghani (2019-2021) to study the impact of gender centric projects of government of India and their role in empowering women in science.

(c) JU – Biotechnology Business Incubator by DST, Rajasthan

Biotechnology is blooming in Rajasthan with new innovative ideas of young minds. More than eight innovative ideas have already been incubated with JU-BBI. The incubation center is governed by Society for innovation and incubation (SII). The motive of society is to inculcate entrepreneur skills with budding creative minds. The scheme notions are Herbotablet, Biotea/Herbal tea, Biodegradable batteries, Young birds, Herbal medicines, Herbal beauty and Rural Gold.

(d) DST DAAD 2019 Indo German Joint Collaboration funded by DST, GOI

JECRC University, Jaipur hosted visit of Prof. Gerald Drager, Director, REBIRTH Unit Functionalized Polymers and Rengenerative Agents with his research scholar Ms. Friederike in the context of Indo German DST-DAAD 2019. Joint collaborative project of worth Rupees 10 lakh sanctioned by Department of Science and Technology New Delhi. The academic collaboration with German partners from Leibniz University Hannover, Germany coordinated by Department of Biotechnology, JECRC University, Jaipur with the German partner Prof. Dr. Andreas Kerschning.

(e) Green Chemistry Frontiers funded by DST, GOI Prof. Sanjay

Prof. Sanjay K. Sharma bagged a major research project on Green Chemistry under the auspices of NSTMIS, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

(f) ISRO Exhibition under auspices of DST, GOI

JECRC University has been sanctioned a project named “Exhibition cum Scientific Ecosystem for Rural Rajasthan” under the auspices of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine (STEMM)- India Initiative (Bharat Vigyan Darshan) for the popularization of Science and Technology. In this project, JECRC University has providedplatform to ISRO Exhibition of satellites and space innovations to more than 15000 school students of Rajasthan.

(g) TIDE by MeitY, GoI

JECRC University has bagged externally funded research project entitled "TECHNOLOGY INCUBATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENTREPRENEURS (TIDE)" for a grant of INR 3.1 Crores from Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). JECRC University has been granted Group- 2 Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs TIDE 2.0 Center (G2C). JECRC University has the pride of being one among these 20 centers across the country. As a Group-2 TIDE 2.0 Center, JECRC University will be supporting a total of 40 startups in selected areas of national concern by leveraging emerging technologies, during the project duration and also organize numerous engagement programs and workshops. This project will foster and evangelize a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem in the state of Rajasthan that will inspire budding entrepreneurs as well as support the existing ones.

(h) Science, Technology and Innovation Hub by DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi

Science, Technology and Innovation Hub established at JECRC University sponsored by SEED Division, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India is working for livelihood and income generation program and entrepreneurial environment for rural SC communities/beneficiaries using four major interventions 1. Low-cost herbal tie and dye methodologies generation 2. Innovative techniques for Gem and Jewellery making equipment’s 3. Scientific validation and documentation of traditional knowledge and 4) App based puppet learning.