Institute Research and Development Committee (IRDC)

Objectives:

  1. To provide impetus to the Institute research and development activities

  2. To support, advise and assist the Dean, Research and Development

The following faculty members and officers are nominated as a member of Institute Research and Development Committee (IRDC) for a period of two years w.e.f. 1st October 2020:

Chairperson: Dean (R&D)
Convener: Dr. Sudip Bhattacharjee

Departments

Sr No

Department

Name

Email

1

Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Abhishek

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2

Biological Sciences and Bioengineering

Dr. Arun Shukla

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3

Chemical Engineering

Dr. Anurag Tripathi

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4

Chemistry

Dr. M. K. Ghorai

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5

Civil Engineering

Dr. Prishati Raychowdhury

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6

Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. Subhajit Roy

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7

Cognitive Science

Dr. Sharika

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8

Earth Sciences

Dr. Deepak Dhingra

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9

Electrical Engineering

Dr. Adrish Banerjee

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10

Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Pradip Swarnakar

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11

Industrial Management and Engineering

Dr. Jitender Kumar

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12

Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Akash Anand

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13

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Avinash Agrawal

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14

Physics

Dr. Sudeep Bhattacharjee

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15

Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. N P Gurao

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16

Economic Sciences

Dr. Wasim Ahmad

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17

Sustainable Energy Engineering

Head

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IDPs

Sr No

Department

Name

Email

1

Design Program

Head

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2

Photonics Science and Engineering Programme

Dr. Harshawardhan Wanare

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3

Material Science Program

Dr. Raj G S Pala

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Nominees of DORD from Center/Facilities

Sr No

Department

Name

Email

1

Warden, RA Hostel

Dr Rajesh Sathiyamoorthy

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2

Coordinator, Samtel Centre for Display Technologies

Dr S. S. K. Iyer

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3

Head, Advanced Centre for Materials Science

Dr K Balani

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4

Coordinator, Nanoscience Center

Dr. Sri Sivakumar

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5

Head, Central Workshop

Dr. Ramkumar

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Representatives from Project Fellows/Staff

Sr No

Department

Name

Email

1

INSPIRE Faculty Fellow

   

2

Young Scientist

   

 

DORD Office

Sr No

Department

Name

Email

1

DORD

Dr. A R Harish (Chair, IRDC)

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2

ADRD

Dr Tarun Gupta, Convener, IRDC

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3

Joint Registrar

Dr R K Sachan

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4

Assistant Registrar

Mr Sandeep Singh

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5

Member Secretary

Ms. Avanti Joshi

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Permanent invitee

Sr No

Department

Name

Email

1

SIIC, In-charge

Dr. Amitabha Bandyopadhyay

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The Institute Research and Development Committee (IRDC) shall consist of the Dean, Research and Development (ex-officio), one representative from each of the academic departments and interdisciplinary programmes and two /three additional members from centres/ laboratories/ facilities, to be nominated by the Dean, Research and Development in consultation with the respective Head / Convener.

The Dean, Research and Development shall be the Chair of IRDC and shall preside over the meetings. The Chair may also constitute sub-committee(s), whenever necessary, from among the members and other experts for specific purpose/ objectives such as, evaluation of proposals for internal financial support, preparation of R and D manuals/ reports, information brochure, etc.

The Convener of the IRDC, elected among the members, shall have one year term at a time, shall convene the meetings and shall assist the Dean R & D in implementing the recommendations/ decisions.

The members of the IRDC shall normally have a two year term beginning October 1. However, half of the members shall retire every year and shall be replaced by new incumbents.

IRDC is expected to meet at least three times in a year and submit an annual report to the Director on its activity.

The office of the Dean R & D shall provide necessary secretarial assistance to the IRDC.

  • Formulation of research policy including governing procedures.

  • Evolution of long term vision of research and development activities.

  • Planning of major research initiatives.

  • Evaluation of any proposal for setting up 'Research Centre' at the Institute, before its further consideration by other forums.

  • Creation and growth of infrastructure for research.

  • Reforms /measures for improvement of the management of R & D activities.

  • Norms for the usage of major research equipment / facility.

  • Review of recruitment procedures for project personnel, terms of appointments and policies for engaging persons on short-term or contract basis from time to time.

  • Utilization policy for savings, if any, of project /other funds and interest accrued.

  • The management aspects of research fellowships of CSIR, UGC, etc.

  • Guidelines for patenting, commercialization, incubation and entrepreneurship activities.

  • Any other matter referred to it by the Dean R & D or the Director.

IRDC Minutes