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Research is at the core of Brainware University to keep with the various advancements worldwide and implement them in our courses to keep them contemporary, industry relevant and cutting edge. Brainware University has been recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under the scheme on Recognition of Scientific and Industrial Research Organizations (SIROs), 1988 from 27th March, 2020 to 31st March, 2022.

From experiments, app making, data analyses, digital research, research project experimentations, theoretical analyses, BWU faculty along with its students are involved in research that offers hands-on experience in varied fields. The faculty along with the students are involved in research in areas like IoT, green and sustainable technologies, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, AI and other cutting-edge areas. The University has collaborated with other institutes to learn as well as share knowledge among faculty as well as students.

An active “Research and Development (R & D) Cell” chaired by Dr Shankar Gangopadhyay aims to nurture research culture among the students and faculty members by encouraging research in newly emerging and challenging areas of Education and in multidisciplinary fields. The cell processes all projects, conducts activities that streamlines the process of applying for projects and receiving grants from various agencies, conducts meetings and seminars to make the faculty aware of the current research and projects available. All this enhances the general research capability of budding technocrats by way of participating in conferences, seminars, workshops, project competition, etc. The following are some of the objectives of the Cell:

  • To frame/update the research and development guidelines from time-to-time.
  • To foster interest and atmosphere among the staff members to take up Research projects and improve their knowledge, skills and qualifications by registering in PhD programmes for those who haven’t acquired the degree;
  • To encourage staff members and students to publish a well-researched and original papers in National and reputed International Conferences/Journals;
  • To undertake research activities and development projects offered by agencies such as NCTE, UGC;
  • To maintain and disseminate current information about relevant research areas and initiatives in government, in the professions and in relevant industries, including external funding opportunities;
  • To work with various departments to establish and develop faculty research priorities in interdisciplinary areas; and
  • To coordinate faculty level workshops and staff development activities on research-related issues.
  • To facilitate for faculty incentive schemes for boosting their performance in research-driven activities.

R & D Cell Composition

The composition of the R & D cell of BWU is as below:

  1. Chairperson – Prof. Sankar Gangopadhyay, Director Research
  2. Joint Convener –
    1. Dr. Kaushik Banerjee, Associate Professor & HOD (Acting), Department of Law
    2. Dr. Sandip Roy, Associate Professor & HOD, Department of Computational Sciences
  3. Members
    1. Prof. Sanghamitra Kundu, Director IQAC
    2. Prof. Debarati Chakraborty, Director Projects
    3. Prof. Manas Bhowmik, HOD, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
    4. Dr. Somnath Ghosh, Associate Professor & HOD, Department Allied Health Sciences
    5. Dr. Anirban Mandal, Associate Professor & HOD (Acting), Department of Management
    6. Dr. Pijush Mallick, Assistant Professor & HOD, Department of Biotechnology
    7. Dr. Souvik Pal, Associate Professor, Department of Computational Sciences

R & D Cell Meeting Minutes

Meeting held Document
1st R & D Cell meeting (January 2020) View
Formation of the R & D Cell (December 2019) View

Key Areas of Research

Brainware University offers its students a multidisciplinary approach to research and also provides wider avenues of research.

Some of the key areas of intellectual pursuit from different departments are as below:

Allied Health Sciences

Biosensing Platform for Cancer detection Bio-mask using nano-technology
Methods of monitoring Pulmonary Dysfunction

Biotechnology

Organic waste management, vermicomposting Rainwater testing for various uses
Low cost hybrid mushroom cultivation using organic waste Waste water treatment
Antimicrobial nanocomposites Drug-delivery systems for applications in cancer; Role of tumor microenvironment and epigenetic changes in cancer progression
Nanobiotechnology, Plant biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology

Computer Science and Engineering

Biological Data Mining Data De-duplication
Machine Learning Cryptography and Network Security
Image Processing Mobile Ad-hoc Network
Fiber Optics

English and Literary Studies

Bibliocentrism and bibliolatry in oral religious traditions Theatre of Absurd
Postcolonial Studies Migration and Border Studies
Memory and Literature and Identity Politics

Law

IPR Labour Laws
Gender Inequalities Law and Social Transformation of India

Management and Commerce

Managing technology and innovation Resource management and sustainable development
Social entrepreneurship Growth in Financial Market, Market performance
Social sector Development Role of banks and financial intermediaries
Social Media Marketing Different areas of accounting and taxation and its impact on economy

Mass Communication and Journalism

Gender Equality in varied professions Job Satisfaction
Fake News Citizenship Act

Pharmaceutical Technology

Herbs in Anti-tumor activities Novel drug delivery
Nano-particled drug for effective dissolution Varied research on Coumarin Derivatives

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