Manipal Research Colloquium from today

Manipal Research Colloquium from today

The Directorate of Research, Manipal University (MU) and the Office of the Deputy Registrar, Academics, will host the third Manipal Research Colloquium (MRC) at Interact Lecture Hall here from April 4 to 6.

Research (Technical) director Dr Sathish Shenoy B said National Centre for Biologic Sciences (Bengaluru) director Dr Satyajit Mayor will be the chief guest and will deliver the keynote address. Vice chancellor H Vinod Bhat will preside over the programme and present an overview of the research activities at the university.

This year, MRC has attracted 59 papers from the technical sciences, 47 from the health sciences and 12 from management and humanities. Additionally, 80 PhD posters from the health sciences and 52 from the technical sciences will take part at the PhD poster presentation competition. The Manipal University’s Students’ Research Forum (MUSRF), an initiative started by the university for continual professional development of the student community through activities involving various research centers through collaborative efforts, will organise a student research poster competition during the Colloquium. A total of 192 student posters will be on display, he said. 

Dr Shenoy said the importance of research has increased  after the varsity obtained the deemed university status. 

He said, “Manipal university has established research facility like Manipal University Technology Business Incubator, Innovation Centre at MIT, Manipal Assisted Reproductive Centre at KMC Central Research Laboratory, Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, School of Regenerative Medicine, Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences, Manipal Centre for Clinical Research, School of Life Sciences and Department of Virus Research. Additionally, the university has partnerships with 18 multinational companies, 104 premier institutes, 45 research centres and 141 international universities. The university has an extensive publication of database to monitor research output and collaborations.”

Deputy Director Research (Health) and Professor of Oral Pathology Dr Raghu A Radhakrishnan said one of the important objectives of the Directorate of Research is to conduct research for the community.  

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