Research Projects sponsored by various funding agencies such as Deptt. of Science & Technology (DST),Deptt. of Biotechnology(DBT), Deptt. of Earth Science(Ministry of Environment and Forest), DRDO, ICSR, INSA,IVAC, UGC, e-pathshala and various other National and International agencies.
Research Grants from University of Delhi
A unique step taken by the University of Delhi is to strengthen research programmes in the form of the Research and Development (R & D) Programme. R & D funding has immensely empowered the teachers desirous of continuous engagement in research. This has created a vibrant atmosphere of research in the University. Faculty members of the science departments are given up to Rs. 3.0 lakhs and those of nonscience departments up to Rs. 1.5 lakhs based on research projects submitted by them. During the last four years more than1400 R & D projects worth Rs. 29 crores have been awarded. Such support has resulted in enhancement in the research proile of the University.
The University of Delhi and National Skill Development Corporation is introduced STAR Scheme in DU colleges/Institutions and improve employability skills of the students of University of Delhi.
Innovation Projects (Undergraduate Research)
Another unique inititiative of the University is the scheme of Innovation Projects, a highly successful venture of the University of Delhi for promoting undergraduate research in colleges and inculcating innovative thinking in students. The scheme was structured to encourage and support hands-on transdisciplinary research by college teachers and students. The highlight of the projects is the interdisciplinary nature of projects with real world exposure and societal impact. During last 3 years, 679 projects worth Rs.36.39 crores have been supported. The outcomes of this initiative have resulted in a vibrant research culture at the undergraduate level. As many as 14 books and 128 peer-reviewed publications have been completed and 8 patents have been iled. Additionally, 20 projects have received media attention.