Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) in Delhi University (DU) plans to Introduce Research Programmes

Shubhangi Sarah updated on : 08 Sep 2016

Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) in Delhi University (DU) aims to introduce research programmes. 

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After offering the meta college and university courses, the Cluster Innovation Centre in Delhi University (DU) would soon bring in research programmes, officials said on 8th November, 2012.


Financially aided by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, a design innovation centre will be introduced in the university. Four such institutes will be set up, such as:



The DU centre will have digital fabrication, media and graphics, and modelling and simulation laboratories. These labs will focus on developing computer-aided design, graphic image development and concept generation in areas such as:



After signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the university will soon get a centre for excellence under the Cluster Innovation Centre.


“A major component of the centre for excellence will be that DRDO scientist could become supplementary faculty at the university. They will be able to become sole supervisors of MPhil and PhD students,” said the director of the Cluster Innovation Centre, Madan Chaturvedi.


The third research facility, called Centre for Cryosphere studies, will be financially aided by the Ministry of Earth Sciences.


While a major component of its courses, BTech in Innovation and IT, BTech in Humanities; and the meta university’s Masters in Mathematics Education is related to innovation projects, the setting up of these three centres will be a step forward in terms of the research undertaken by Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC).


“Undergraduate research needs to be encouraged and to take it beyond the current level, it is necessary to have advanced research centre on campus,” Chaturvedi stated.


He said Delhi University was also planning to get people with expertise in different fields to visit the campus, take lectures and interact with students.


“These guest professors can be Nobel Laureates, honorary professors, visiting, adjunct and emeritus professors,” he said.



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