CRIG- A Novel Initiative

The Core Research & Innovation Group (CRIG) is a unique initiative of Rabindranath Tagore University to foster research culture in the University. Research work demands large number of resources in terms of money, time and infrastructure with attached uncertainly of result and longer time scale for success. Private Universities have to mostly depend on own resources and that is the reason that, in private universities, not much research activities seen. But Rabindranath Tagore University is a lot different. Research is a core area here. To underline the concern the Core Research Group has been set up. With initial funding of 1 Crore basic research facilities were set up in Rabindranath Tagore University. The CRIG has been further given a seed budget of Rs. 1 Crore annually starting from 2017 with following objective:-

  • Promoting Research in AISECT Group of Universities (AGU)
  • In house funding for Research Projects
  • Work as nodal agency; initiation to completion of Research
  • Monitoring ongoing Research Projects
  • Develop research related information
  • Plan and help developing research facilities & environment
  • Research Publication including journals – Quality &Quantity
  • Build network, liaison system, resource, framework
  • Formation of Departmental Research and Innovation Cell (DRIC)


Advisory Board

The Group Composition
Chairman Shri Santosh Choubey, Chancellor, RNTU
Director Prof. Vijay Kant Verma, Chancellor, CVRU, Vaishali, Bihar
Member Prof. Rajni Kant, VC, RNTU, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Member Prof. R.P. Dubey, VC, CVRU,Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
Member Prof. R.K. Pandey, VC, CVRU,Vaishali, Bihar
Member Prof. S.K. Shrivastava, VC,AU, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand
Member Prof. Amitabh Saxena, VC, CVRUKhandwa,MP
Member Dr. Mohamed Ouessar, IRA, Tunisia
Member Mr. Richard Hopkins, ORCA, Australia
Member Prof. S Sapra UCF, USA
Member Prof. FJ Manjon UPV, Spain
Member Prof. Weicheng W U, ECUT, China
Member Prof. Joel Kibiiy, Moi University, Kenya
Member Prof. M. Sundarrajan, (Science)
Member Prof. Salim Abbas Bhai Chaniwala (Energy)
Member Prof. Tarun Pandya (Management)
Member Dr. Vimal Kumar Sharma(Science)
Member Prof. Murali Mantrala (Management)
Member Prof. Sandhya Chaturvedi (Sociology)
Member Dr. RN Yadav(Environment)
Member Prof CK Ghosh (Engineering)
Member Maj Gen Chaturvedi (Technology)
Member Dr. SR Awasthi (Renewable Energy)
Member Dr. Dinesh Kumar Soni(Engineering)
Member Dr. Anil Kurchania(Agriculture)


Areas for Research

Following are the areas indentified primarily for Research Projects
  • Material Science - The Research center will be the Advanced Material Lab at RNTU Bhopal.
  • Solar & Wind Energy - The Research Center will be the Energy Lab RNTU, Bhopal.
  • Agriculture Science - The Research Center will be RNTU Bhopal.
  • Biotechnology - The Research Center will be CVRU Bilaspur.
  • Water & Environmental Science- The Research Center will be RNTU Bhopal.
  • Science Communication- The Research Center will be RNTU Bhopal.
  • Literature & Arts- International Tagore Center for literature, arts & culture.
Research in any of the above area may be initiated by any faculty member in the AISECT University. Research projects in any other field may also be taken up. Funding will be based on the merit of the project.