MU accords research centre status to Roshni Nilaya

“Roshni Nilaya has been given this recognition because of its infrastructure, qualified teaching and research faculty and labs. The eligible teachers from this college can apply to become the research guides for Ph D students and the institute can now be used as a research centre,” said Mangalore University Vice Chancellor Prof T C Shivashankara Murthy speaking to Deccan Herald. He said that even students from other countries can approach for research under the guidance of eligible guides in the Research Centre.

Roshni Nilaya is the second institute in Mangalore to receive this status with St Ann’s being the first research centre which is recognised for providing guidance in Education. This makes Roshni Nilaya the first research centre in the field of Social Work.

“Now the institute can strive towards academic excellence and is eligible to conduct action oriented research programmes, which will help people at grassroots level and the findings can also be given to the government for policy-making with respect to the welfare of people,” said Roshni Nilaya Principal Dr Jacinta D’Souza.

“The institute was recognised for guiding Ph D students from the year 1983 as the teachers had qualified themselves as research guides but the students had to use other research centers. Now the institute itself being recognised as research centre is going to help the students in a big way,” she added.

The college has also received ‘College for Potential Excellence’ from UGC in March 2010 and Autonomy from the University in 2007.The college had to upgrade its library for becoming a research centre and now it has a separate research section library with internet facilities.

“I feel gratified that the institute has grown making a very good contribution to the field of Social Work,” says an elated Roshni Nilaya founder principal Dr Olinda Periera.

Two other colleges had applied for becoming research centers but the University did not send the team for inspection to these institutions as they  did not fulfill the eligibility criteria, said the Vice Chancellor.

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