Research Cell, Bhagini Nivedita College (University of Delhi) is organising Third International Conference: Vasudhev Kutumbkam-3 (VK-3) on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Research for Environmental Sustainability & Planetary Health on 7th and 8th April, 2022.

International Conference - Vasudeva Kutumbkam 3


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Research Cell (RC)


Roles and Functions of RC


  • To strengthen the institutional capacity for strategic, technical and operational planning, budgeting and control of all research activities of the college;
  • To create and administer a research fund for supporting and facilitating research initiatives and projects of faculty members and students;
  • To develop rules, procedures and guidelines for granting research support, instituting awards, and supporting all other related activities;
  • To develop rules, procedures and guidelines for granting study leave, sabbatical leave, duty leave, reduction in workload, etc. for faculty members undertaking research activities;
  • To provide a modality of for proper coordination of all research activities of the college and aligning these to the vision and missions of the college and national development goals;
  • To prepare and regularly update the research agenda of the college outlining the preferred focus areas and priorities of research activities to be supported;
  • To guide faculty members in the effective integration research projects with the regular curriculum implementation and curriculum enrichment activities;
  • To identify and inform researchers about the appropriate research opportunities announced by different academic, research, industry or government organisations;
  • To promote interdisciplinary research and establish modalities for preparing and undertaking joint research projects covering more than one knowledge domain as well as policies for involving external agencies/experts in such projects;
  • To define an enabling framework for researchers to obtain sponsorships for research projects and which makes the participating researchers responsible for the successful implementation of the project;
  • To develop and promote linkages with the Research Council of the University of Delhi and enable all the researchers of the college to benefit from the activities and programmes of the council;
  • To identify and establish linkages including MOU s for long term relationships with national and international research organisations for widening the scope of research opportunities and funding options available to the teachers and students of the college;
  • To identify and establish linkages including MOU s for long term relationships with industry bodies and individual companies for creating opportunities for teachers and students of the college to involve themselves in real life research projects and obtaining sponsorships
  • To encourage and facilitate the publication of the research work/projects in reputed academic journals;
  • To encourage and facilitate the presentation/communication of the research work/projects as well as their findings and recommendations through academic events such as workshops/seminars/guest lectures or the media;
  • To compile data on all the research work/projects undertaken by the teachers and students in to a database for easy monitoring and analysis of the progress being made by them from year to year;
  • To provide a mechanism for ensure that academic staff attain the desired mix of teaching, research and consultancy outputs so as to achieve the level stated in the College mission;
  • To draw up and adopt a research code, which informs all researchers about the ethical and legal norms and principles to be followed in the conduct of research
  • To prepare and implement a research quality assurance mechanism for ensuring that all research activities of the college conform to standard quality specifications
  • To develop, prescribe and administer rules and procedures to ensure the compliance of all researchers to the research quality assurance framework, the research code and all the applicable rules and regulations.;

You may read the full text of the Research Policy of the College by clicking on this link

The functioning of the Research Cell will be governed by the same general rules, which are applicable to all the Committees and Cells of the college.


Coordinator and Members of RC


  1. Dr. Rachna Mahalwala – (Coordinator)
  2. Dr. Surashree Sharma
  3. Dr. Chitra Vaid Aggarwal
  4. Ms. Naveen