Research and experimental development is formal work undertaken systematically to increase the stock of knowledge & its use to devise new applications. According to Google dictionary, research is “Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, etcetera; laborious or continued search after truth”. Scientific research is a widely used criterion for judging the standing of an academic institution. Consultancy, as per the Oxford Dictionary, is “A professional practice that gives expert advice within a particular field”. Extension activities of an institution provide a link between it and the community. The objectives of extension programs are to disseminate the research and teaching of institution’s academic departments to the broader community.
There are 4 recognized Departments offering Doctoral Degree Programmes of various universities. They are;
- Department of Electronics and Communication recognized by C.U. Shah University, Surendranagar.
- Department of Mechanical Engineering recognized by Gujarat Technological University and Bhavnagar University.
- Department of Management recognized by Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad and R. K. University, Rajkot
- Department of English recognized by Rai University Ahmedabad and Sardar Patel University Vidyanagar