DU’s with its first-of-its-kind initiative, “Research Without Barriers” is likely to change the way research activities are perceived in Indian institutions by making it more accessible and promoting out of the box thinking .
To ensure that research isn’t confined to the conventional and standard domain of knowledge, the university is going to sponsor all kinds of projects from anyone for four years under the “Institution of Eminence” scheme.
The research could be a fresh project with a promising outcome culminating in high-quality papers, thesis, prototypes, etc. The proposals should have a well-defined expected estimated outcome to be achieved within a specific time frame . For applied and medical sciences the duration stands at four years while for arts , law as well commerce programmes may be awarded for a maximum duration of three years.
Under this enriching initiative, DU has invited worldwide participation and partnership of academicians and scholars as to leave no stone unturned in the way of yielding positive results from this new agglomeration.
While the Union Ministry of Human Resource development will be contributing financially approximately Rs 1,000 crore to each each public educational institution accorded the Institution of Eminence status and DU is one of the 15 institutions standing on the list .
Professor Yogesh Tyagi, DU vice-chancellor, said, “This is a unique experiment to tap talent. DU has a huge responsibility towards the nation and its resources and expertise shouldn’t be restricted to just its students and faculty. This initiative will widen the catchment area, change the way research is perceived and carried out and democratise the arena.”