For seeding, sustaining, monitoring and promoting excellent level of research a sensitive administration is also extremely important encouragement and motivation of good research is possible by suitable incentives awards and public recognition provision of seed money for research, especially for younger teachers, puts them on the research highways before it is too late. Administrative support and necessary expertise may also be required by the young teachers while submitting good research projects to different funding agencies.
In this connection availability of faculty improvement programmes and provision for study leave are valuable. Participation and organization of national and international seminars /workshops also regenerate the faculty with fresh inputs of global knowledge; interactions with industries provide new avenues for applied research, so essential for every country. Securing MOU with other excellent institutions in India and abroad and development of twining programmes brings in a quantum change in the ethos, tone and tenor of research.
Establishment of a cell for quality control by research, including periodic peer reviews, form a solid criterion as a regular and long term attempt for excellent research. Rigorous culture of experimentation coupled with intense concentration and long hours of intellectual incubation are extremely essential for research. Deeper the observation, wider the experience and brighter the research results.
The research activity and type of research various depending upon the nature of the institution. The main factors are infrastructural facilities and human resources available with various institutions for research activities .Keeping all these views in mind our college finds out the following parameters which requires much more emphasis:
- Research publications in national / international journals.
- Membership in subject associations.
- Attending University / national and international Conference / Seminars/ workshops as participants / resource person.
- Minor / Major Research projects.
- Consultancy of expert ices.
- Linkages with Universities / industries.
- Constitution of research committee to assist faculty members for submitting research projects.
- Seed money for submitting projects.
- Encouragement young researchers.
- Organizing seminars and conferences.
- Project works for students.
- Invited lecturers by outstanding researchers.
- Developments of departmental as recognized research centers of universities
- Extension activities mobilizing students and teachers.
- Publication of popular articles in their respective fields.
The outcome of these parameters identified and vigorously adopted by our college can be evaluated by the 23 ongoing / completed research projects which are funded by various agencies the details of these projects are as follows :-
In our college , Ku Seema Tripathi research scholar (Zoology Dept.) has been awarded " Women's Scientist Awarded 2006 " by department of Science & Technology, New Delhi. Where as two more research scholars named as Ku. Prachi Parmar (Chemistry Dept.) and Ku. Abha Singh ( Zoology Dept.) bags " Young Scientist Awarded 2007 "presented by C.G. council of Science & Technology, Raipur . Two of our faculty members Dr. Vedvati Mandavi from Political Science Dept.and Dr. Prashant Shrivastava of Geology Department has been awarded with "Research Award "by University Grant Commission, New Delhi. Dr. .Mahesh Chandra Sharma (Sanskrit) , Dr .Prashant Srivastava. (Geology) are among those professor which are invited as a recourse persons to deliver lecturer in international seminar in their respective subjects. Other senior faculty members like Dr. N.S. Suryanarayana (Physics), Dr. Somali Gupta (English), Dr. Anupma Asthana (Chemistry), DR. K.R...Hari (Geology),Dr. Prashant Srivastava ((Geology) delivered their invited lectures in various institutions/ seminars Dr. Mahesh .Chandra Sharma ( Sanskrit) and Dr. Anil Srivastava( Zoology Dept. ) got major research projects funded by UGC Dr.Ajay Pillai ( Chemistry Dept.) has been awarded Indian National Science Academy fellowship in the year 2007 .
One of our faculty member of Geology department Dr. Prashant Kumar Shrivastava has received US- INDIA FULBRIGHT VISITING LECTURER FELLOWSHIP 2009. He Has Delivered His Invited Talk In 12 American Universities.
Following depts. Are the recognized research centers of Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur:-
- Department of Physics
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Geology
- Department of Zoology
- Department of Botany
- Department of History
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Hindi
- Department of English
- Department of Economics
- Department of Political Science
- Department of Sociology
- Department of BioTechnology
College Industries Interaction :
The main objective of this college industry interaction is to motivate young students to take up research in areas relevant to the development of industries. In order to enable youth to purse need based job oriented programmes .Our college has introduced programs such as P.G.Diploma in clinical Pathology and Diagnostic Technology , B.Sc. in Electronics ,Computer Science, Microbiology , Biotechnology, Industrial Chemistry, Biochemistry, M.Sc. in Biotechnology and Microbiology and B.Com.With Computer Application.
These programs need collaboration with industries and research institutions. This need is to bring in an effective partnership between the college and industries around experts from such industries and research organization are invited to deliver lectures on specialized topics. Many industries with the research and development wings assist students of the college during industrial visits after which they are required to present a project report assigned to them in their respective programmes. Regular campus interviews are conducted by various industries.