Research & Development Cell

Research & Development Cell

Director Research

Prof. B.C. Chauhan

Director, Research and Development Cell (RDC)

About Research & Development Cell

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 envisages the promotion of quality research within the Higher Education system to enhance quality education, research, innovation and technology development.

The main purpose of this Research and Development Cell in Central University of Himachal Pradesh is to create an organizational structure with role-based functions of RDC, to formulate research policy for the promotion research in the university, to identify thrust area of research, and to form cluster groups/frontline teams and consortia for the researchers.

The university has already formulated a research policy for the promotion of research and innovation with a focus to take the benefits of the research and development outcomes to stakeholders and public at large.


To put in place a robust mechanism for developing and strengthening the research ecosystem within HEIs, aligned with the provisions of NEP-2020.


  • To create a conducive environment for enhanced research productivity.
  • To encourage collaboration across industry, government, community- based organizations, and agencies at the local, national, and international levels.
  • To facilitate greater access to research through mobilization of resources and funding.


  • To create an organizational structure with role-based functions of RDC, formulate Research Policy for the HEIs, identify thrust areas of research, and form related cluster groups/ frontline teams/consortia of researchers.
  • To create enabling provisions in Research Policies for recruitment of research personnel, procurement of equipment, and financial management with adequate autonomy to the Principal Investigator(s) and disseminate research outcomes to stakeholders and the public at large.
  • To establish a special purpose vehicle to promote researchers and innovators, identify potential collaborators from industry, research organizations, academic institutions & other stakeholders for cooperation and synergistic partnerships.
  • To act as a liaison between researchers & relevant research funding agencies, extend guidance in preparation & submission of project proposals and post-sanctioning of the grants to oversee adherence to timelines.
  • To have better coordination among other cells/centers dealing with University-Industry Inter Linkage, Incubation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
  • To develop an Institutional Research Information System for sharing the status of ongoing/ completed research projects/Programmes, expertise & resources, etc., making effective use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) for preparing the database of in-house experts to provide industrial consultancy and services.
  • To engage & utilize the services of superannuated active faculty/scientists in research capacity building of talented young minds and promote mobility of researchers across institutions and R&D Labs.
  • To serve as nodal center for ideation and conceptualization of research topics/themes by organizing workshops and training programs and ensuring the integrity and ethical practices in research activities including clearance of bioethical committee wherever required.

The Research & Development Cell of Central University of Himachal Pradesh will encourage the faculty members and scholars to attend conferences, seminars, workshops, faculty development programmes organized by reputed national and international scientific, academic, research and professional institutions and bodies.

The Cell has created a Centre for Research under which Ph.Ds. programmes are offered. The admissions process is being conducted by the R&D cell in coordination with the office of the Controller of Examinations for all the Departments of the University.

Committee Members

S.No. Name of the Committee Member
I Finance & Infrastructure Committee 1. Prof. Mohinder Singh, Dean, School of Commerce & Managment Studies
2. Prof. Sanjeet Singh, Professor & Head, Dept. of Econimics
3. Dr. Surender Pratap, Department of Physics & Astronomical Science
II Research Program, Policy Development Committee 1. Prof. Mohinder Chand, Head & Professor, Centre for promotion of Ecological, Adventure, Health & Cultural Tourism
2. Dr. Rajender Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science
3. Dr. Reshma Sinha, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science
III Collaboration & Community Committee 1. Dr. Shashi Punam, Head & Associate Professor, Department of Social Work
2. Dr. Ambreen Jamali, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Social Work
3. Dr. Deepak Kumar Vaishnav, Assistant Professor, Dept. of New Media.
IV Product Development, Monitoring Commercialization Committee 1. Prof. Suman Sharma, Professor & Dean, school of Tourism & Travel Management
2. Dr. Munish Sharma, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Plant Science
3. Dr. Harish Kumar, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Tourism & Travel Management
V IPR, Legal & Ethical Matters Committee 1. Dr. Mahesh Kulharia, Director & Associate Professor, Centre for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
2. Dr. Manish Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Science
3. Dr. Pradeep Chouksey, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science & Informatics

Notification for RDC of the University