About Research

photoPVDr. Pradeep K. Varshney
Professor & Associate Director

Qualifications: M.Sc. (AMU), Ph.D (University of Delhi)
Experience: 24 Years
Areas of Interest: Composite Polymer Electrolytes for Batteries, Biodiesel Purification, Solar Stills, Ion Exchangers Projects Completed: 02 (AICTE)
Publications: 60, Patents: 02

 

Research plays a significant role in the process of conceptual thinking, learning and innovation.  Since its inception, the Institution has been striving to develop in the area of excellence in education and research in consonance with the contemporary and future needs of India through meaningful education, original research and leadership in technological innovation for the industrial growth of the Country. With the path-breaking innovations in both its curriculum and research, the Institution is rapidly gaining a legendary reputation globally.

In addition to offering formal Undergraduate and Post-graduate Programs, the Institution actively encourages its faculty and students to undertake in-house and sponsored research and consultancy projects in order to strengthen the research profile of the Institution. Research and development is carried in several areas of engineering, basic and applied sciences, management, literature, physiotherapy, nutrition & dietetics, health, energy and environment, manufacturing, sports rehabilitation etc.

IMG_0085The institute encourages active learning to help build critical thinking skills of its students and prepare them for research. Quality research needs committed students to move the research agenda forward. Therefore a student at MRIU gets a world class education and gets to participate in great research work. For the students, it is an ideal place to learn how high quality research is done. Being a science intensive engineering education the students are more future ready and are able to adapt to new technologies. And thanks to the big emerging opportunities for new technologies, more and more students are today choosing a research oriented job over a job that does not involve formal research. MRIU prepares its students well for such jobs.

The Institution has to its credit, over 2200 research publications in International Journals, National Journals, International Conferences and National Conferences. This includes many papers listed in the Scopus database, Web of Science and Science citation index.  88 Patents have been filed /granted to faculty and students. More than 50 books have been authored by faculty and grants worth over Rs. 76 lacs have been received by sponsoring bodies including government bodies like Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, All India Council for Technical Education, Govt. of India and Indian Council of Social Science Research, Ministry of HRD. Research Projects worth Rs. 11.67 Lacs sponsored by District Innovation Fund (DIF), DST (Haryana) are completed during last one year. Recently, research proposals worth Rs. 27 crores have been submitted to different funding agencies by faculty members for getting research grant from the Government agencies.

Since inception, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions have been striving to develop themselves into institutions of excellence in education and research in consonance with the contemporary and future needs of India through meaningful education, quality research and technological innovations for the industrial growth of the Country. In addition to offering formal Undergraduate and Post-graduate Programs, the Manav Rachna Educational Institutions actively encourage its faculty and students to undertake in-house and sponsored research and consultancy projects in order to strengthen the research profile of the Institutions. Presently institutions are actively engaged in research in several areas of engineering, basic and applied sciences, management, literature, physiotherapy, nutrition & dietetics, health, energy and environment, manufacturing, sports rehabilitation etc.

MRIU has organized various International and National Conferences / Seminar / Workshops in collaboration and support of Govt. funded organizations and foreign Universities. Some of the most noteworthy International Conferences were National Media Conclave on the overarching subject of Media and Society : Challenges and Prospects, International Seminar on “Contemporary Prospective on Health” 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science 2015 (APCESS 2015) in association with Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS), GNOME Asia Summit 2016, Workshop on Mobile App Testing, Soft computing and implementations, Reliability, Optimization and Information Technology (ICROIT) technically supported by IEEE, DRDO, DST, Green Chemistry and Chromatographic Sciences, Nanotechnology & Solar Photovoltaic, Stem Cell Technology, Soft Computing, Technique and Implementation and National conferences / workshops were on Geo-Cloud Computing and Cryptology, Geo-spatial Technologies and its Applications, Science Conclave & Exhibition, Advances in Solar energy and Material Research, Contemporary Social Realities in Indian English Fiction of Post 1980s and Ethics Values & Morality: Concept, Theory & Practice, Sustainable Eco-Friendly Architecture, Employees’ Performance Appraisals Systems and Practices, Instrumentation using Lab view, Future mobile systems, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)-Opportunities and Strategies and Future Trends in Automobile Sector and International Workshop on Bio-fuels. IPR Awareness and Government Initiatives, Embedded System Design using AVR & ARM based MCUs, NASA Spaceward Bound India Project, Application of Mechatronics & Automation, Analog Systems Design, Role of Skill Development in Construction Industry, Advances in Power Control, Water Conservation and Pollution.

MRIU has been liberally encouraging and supporting its faculty to undertake research by providing financial assistance, laboratories and guidance. Faculty members attend Faculty Development Programmes both within and outside the Institution. The requisite computational assets including high-end software are made available to students and faculty to carry out research analysis at an advanced stage. MRIU aims to become a leading research Institution while continuing to retain its pre-eminence as a Institution excelling in teaching and learning processes.

In recognition of the outstanding contribution made by MRIU in R&D activities, the University was conferred with ASSOCHAM Education Excellence Awards 2014 for the “Best Private University Promoting Research & Innovation”, National Education Excellence Award 2015 for the ‘Best University serving Social Cause’. Faculty of Engineering & Technology, MRIU awarded as Best engineering campus in North India for promoting Research in 2014 and Faculty of Management Studies, MRIU was ranked among the top 50 Business School in India and amongst top 15 in North India in 2015. Recently, MRIU was felicitated with ‘ASSOCHAM – National Education Excellence Award 2016 for the ‘Best University for promoting Industry-Academia Interface’ 

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