Rapid growth in scientific knowledge is an indication of the quest for discovery and has a substantial impact on economic and societal development. Science, technology and innovation are often initiated in an Institute’s research environment. Research and developmental activities create and disseminate new knowledge in different fields, promotes innovation and motivates better learning and teaching among faculty members and students of our Institute as these are often incorporated in the courses. Research is the foundation of knowledge that brings new energy, builds state of the art facilities, promotes research publications, develops collaborations and becomes a part of an active community that shares common objectives. Moreover, there is good evidence that research supports and improves teaching, helps to build excellence in this dimension as well. Research can have salutary effects on faculty members, on the nature of their teaching, and on their undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Evidence is accumulating that students do benefit in significant ways from having researchers as instructors, if the institution balances resources spent and rewards assigned between research and teaching. This positive view, which has been consistently detected in recent studies, sees the benefits of ‘research-led teaching.’ In this approach, the experience of the researcher is integrated into teaching.
To achieve excellence in research and create an outstanding climate of support for researchers, broadly enabling research advances to meet National and International needs.