Karnataka University Dharwad
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ ಧಾರವಾಡ

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   I am extremely happy to state that, Karnatak University is ranked highest in Karnataka State and 14th among top 50 Universities in the country, in terms of index and overall research output. Considerable infrastructure like research laboratories and sophisticated equipments have been created out of research grants received by the faculty. DST-PURSE has further strengthened our USIC, which is once again the result of University’s potential research performance. UGC’s CPEPA, CAS, DSA, DRS and SAP infrastructure grants and DST-FIST have been outstandingly recognized and further have added to the research profile of our University. In addition to that, University is conferred with the UPE (University with potential for excellence) status with a huge financial support by the UGC. I thank all the members of the teaching fraternity for their enthusiasm and good performance in research activities by obtaining grants from various funding agencies.
   In order to adequately respond to the needs in processsing the requisition proposals from teachers, administration has adopted a liberal policy and has decided to give complete autonomy to researchers. The University’s earlier R & D guidelines (August 2009) were considered as unique and progressive steps in this regard. However, keeping in view the changes, which are taking place in the field of higher educational research, few modifications to the existing guidelines was felt as the need of the hour. The committee deliberated on this issue at length and has arrived at more liberal guidelines. An unique feature of this guideline is the award of cash incentives to the researchers, who obtain research grants from external funding agencies. I am extermly hopeful of our teachers’ potentiallities to get more funds and their contribution to the research progress of our University.
   I thank the committee for revising the guidelines and all the officers of the University for their efforts in this regard. I look forward all the faculty members and especially young researchers to avail of the research grants as well as recognition by the University.
   I wish all the best.