Trans-disciplinary research to qualitatively enhance the research ecosystem – Times of India

Universities across the country are emphasizing on trans-disciplinary research to enhance the research ecosystem. The colleges are involving faculties of different departments to work jointly and form a related concept. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) launched a scheme named ‘Promote Trans-disciplinary Research’ to promote diverse research covering multiple disciplines, which will bring faculty work on new areas of study and research.

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Education TimesRamesh Chand, coordinator of trans-disciplinary research at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), says, “Trans-disciplinary research will involve faculty members from three or more streams. The researchers will work jointly to create a single concept that will be used across all relevant disciplines.”

For example, the Faculty of Agriculture Department will develop a concept incorporating the Faculties of Science and Social Sciences. “By widening the scope of trans-disciplinary research at our university, we intend to involve faculties of departments such as art, music, culture, comparative religion in trans-disciplinary research as we have not been able to extract their full potential. ” The moon connects.


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This will make the research ecosystem qualitative and add meaning to the thesis developed by the researchers. It will receive Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and will be published in recognized journals across the world. “Every year, more than 1000 research papers are submitted to BHU, of which more than 50% do not meet the international prescribed standards and are not published in reviewed journals,” explains Chand. 800 crore has been allocated. This under Institute of Eminence (IoE) grant.

“We have a dedicated center for trans-disciplinary research called the Advanced Center in Research for High Energy Materials (ACRHEM), which is part of the Defense Research and Development Organization,” says BJ Rao, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hyderabad (UoH). (DRDO).It consists of about 10 faculty members from the departments of Physics and Chemistry.

Anil Joseph Pinto, Registrar, Christ University, Bangalore says, “Many of our faculty members from streams like Psychology, Management, Economics and Chemistry have been involved in trans-disciplinary research for a long time. Usually at PhD level the topics become trans-disciplinary in nature as students need to use multiple disciplines to conduct research on their subjects. To be successful in conducting trans-disciplinary research, students necessarily need to have mastery over a core subject and also collateral knowledge of related subjects. ,