Research Council

The Office of the Deputy Director (Research) convenes the meetings of the Research Council. The Research Council meets to deliberate and ratify matters pertaining to research scholars, to provide feedback/suggestions to the M.Phil. curricula offered by various schools, to deliberate on new thematic courses introduced by faculty, and to institutionalise other research matters at the Institute level. Continuing the work on inter-disciplinary research across Schools and independent Centres, the Research Council funds research projects in the core thematic areas. Some of the core themes on which support for research is being provided is Environment, Library and Information Science, Child Rights, Drought, Counselling, Youth Studies, Social Work Education, and Microfinance.

Research Council Support

The Office of the Deputy Director (Research) welcomes faculty members to submit proposals to the Research Council for funding. Each research proposal received by the centre is sent for a blind review to a referee (a panel of senior and experienced researchers in the relevant field) who comments on the clarity and focus including rationale of the proposed study, logical flow of ideas, methodology, feasibility, originality and contribution to knowledge. The reviewer’s comments are shared with the researcher to help strengthen the proposal. The updated proposal, post verification (incorporation of reviewers comments and budget scrutiny), is sanctioned for funding by the Deputy Director (Research). The maximum funding per annum for a proposal is three lakhs which includes financial support towards expenditure on research personnel, travel for field work,etc.


RC Proposals – Guidelines for Submission [ Download ]

RC Proposals – Guidelines for Reviewers [ Download ]

M.Phil./Ph.D. Guideship [ Download ]