Rise in research proposals at RGUHS; grants increased

Rise in research proposals at RGUHS; grants increased

The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) has received 150 research proposals during the academic year 2015-16 compared to just 50 the previous year.

To encourage basic research, the university has increased research grants to Rs 20 crore from this academic year. Earlier, the grants were between Rs 10 and Rs 15 crore, said RGUHS vice chancellor Dr K S Ravindranath.

Speaking on the RGUHS foundation day on Wednesday, Dr Ravindranath said the university has tied up with Indian Institute of Science and National Centre for Biological Sciences to carry out research. The university is looking for innovative ideas in nano technology, gene mapping etc for research proposals, he said.

“We have signed an MoU with Jawaharlal Nehru University. We will sign an MoU with the Centre for Human Genetics to collaborate on research,” said Dr Ravindranath.

The vice chancellor stressed on the need to digitise evaluation of dissertations and exams to bring in transparency in the education system.

“This would put an end to manipulation,” he said.

The university inaugurated its regional centre in Kalaburagi where it is expecting 60 to 70 colleges to be established while land has already been acquired in Belagavi and Davangere for setting up campuses.

“The university will also introduce new courses like MD in nutrition, yoga and naturopathy,” said Dr Ravindranath.

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