Research and Innovation Clusters
Research plays a significant role in the process of conceptual thinking, learning and innovation. Since its inception, the Institutions have been striving to achieve 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 & research, the Institution is rapidly gaining a legendary reputation globally.
Research and Innovation Clusters provide technology and innovation support whereas Incubation helps the students to develop practical business models as startups or spin offs to become student entrepreneurs for working towards Government of India policy of “Make in India”.
Taking the culture of research and innovation forward, team of Manav Rachna Innovation and Incubation Centre started working since 2011 to establish innovation labs in the area of Mechanical and Electronics. After preparing policies, strategizing the systematic approach to research innovation, and testing a pilot run of the Centre was officially inaugurated on January 01, 2014.
We live in a knowledge-driven economy, where Research and Development has become the key to sustainable economic growth, creating in the process, a competitive edge. Across its 20-year journey with many a milestones to its credit, Manav Rachna has taken on the challenge of yielding applicable knowledge and dedicating itself towards several path breaking Research and Development initiatives. More recently, the Institution has created a ‘Research and Innovation’ culture at the Undergraduate level through Innovation & Incubation at MRIIC.
By introducing ‘Research Integrated Programmes’, the Institution launched a first-of-its-kind Business Incubator at Manav Rachna Research, Innovation & Incubation Centre (MRIIC) -a whole new concept aimed to take the Institution to the next level and catapult it to the top leagues of innovation-driven institutions in the country. The Institution collaborated with Accendere, a Career Launcher Educate group entity to enable even undergraduate students to participate in research and innovation for producing research publications in high impact factor journals listed in Scopus, Web of Science, Science Citations Index (SCI) Expanded, EBSCO and Social Sciences, along with patent filings and start-ups with constant mentoring from the science, engineering and management communicators. All undergraduate students are given access to research enhancer tools viz. Research Index, Deepdyve platform etc.
MREI has joined hands with India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) with the vision of strengthening Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) ecosystem in India. Manav Rachna is now a proud member of IESA and both the organisations are looking forward to work with each other. Manav Rachna is also one of the Academic Partners for the event Techronics 2017, which was held on 8th December 2017 at India habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Students have been involved in scientific research in the recent years in the form of case studies, reviewing current research topics, experiments, real time implications etc. Their domain target ranges from communication to construction, control system to immune system, aeronautics to aerodynamics thereby portraying their extreme skills and interest. This kind of research involvement provides students hands on experience and knowledge in addition to their regular course work.
The Institutions have thirty academic departments, eight Research & Innovation Clusters (RICs), eight Centres of Excellence (CEs), one Business Incubator (BI) and one dedicated IPR Cell. The Institutions have to their credit, over 4000+ research publications in International Journals, National Journals, International Conferences and National Conferences. This includes more than 700 papers listed in the Scopus database, Web of Science, Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and EBSCO database and other high impact quality journals. 386 patents have been filed /granted to faculty and students. More than 140 books have been authored by faculty members and received sanctions of grants worth over Rs. 6.3 Crores from EDII, Ahmadabad through DST, Govt. of India for setting-up of NewGen Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India from Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Faridabad for Biopesticides developmental work. MREI has submitted research and developmental projects worth Rs 100 Crores to Atal Incubation Centre (AIC), Central Pollution Central Board (CPCB) and Department of Science and Technology (DST). The Institutions have tied up with more than 47 Foreign Universities for research and innovation in addition to Indian collaborations like IOCL, Faridabad, THSTI, Faridabad, CSIR-IIP, Dehradun and NII, New Delhi.
Presently, Eight Research and Innovation Clusters namely Mechanical, Automobile & Aerospace, Electronics & Electrical, Computing, Molecular Biosciences, Health Sciences & Nutrition, Civil & Architecture Design, Material Science and Atmospheric & Environment are actively engaged in research projects by adopting interdisciplinary approach in addition to other activities like Competitions & Projects, Publishing, Sponsored R&D projects, Training in Advanced Areas or future technologies, Product Development, Collaboration & Consultancy & Patents & IPR.
In recent past, MREI has provided consultancy services to numerous organizations and some of the areas of consultancy rendered are GST Regime & implementation, engineering solutions to Orient Electric, design and development of Prototype BMI Machine, Smart Bar Machine – Adelantos Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Cultivation of Safed Musli for sustainable land use, Revival of Badkhal Lake, Faridabad, Rainwater Harvesting for managing water logging prone areas in Faridabad, Decision Support System for adoption to climate change for Budia catchment area, State Action Plan on Climate Change of Haryana, Establishment of WASH Innovative Lab under tri-partite agreement amongst MRIIRS erstwhile (MRIU), MCF and National Institute of Urban Affairs, Creation of Green Barrier under the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) metro tracks etc . During last one year, Institutions have received / have been sanctioned grant of Rs 8.5 lakhs.