Research and development activities from the lifeline of a vibrant academic institution. Dean R&D and IRCC play a vital role in IITB’s intellectual output by providing end-to-end support, from conceptualization to commercialization, of research ideas, specifically by

  • Ensuring that environment is created / nurtured / maintained so that faculty and scientists at IITB are able to conduct research of the highest caliber.
    The research environment includes laboratories’ civil infrastructure, equipment, support staff -- both technical and administrative -- and research staff .

  • Providing support for researchers to liaise with (potential) funding sources so as to be able to finance their research and development activities.

  • Spotting and nurturing opportunities for collaboration between researchers (within IITB) and their counterparts in other institutions.

  • Ensuring that IITB researchers are positioned to contribute to the state of the art in cutting edge and emerging areas of research in Science and Engineering.

  • Identifying and putting in place ways and means by which work done by researchers at IITB can be exploited whenever appropriate and possible – to address problems faced by society and industry. Towards this, licensing, commercialization and agile processes for industry-academia partnerships are a must.

  • Providing admin support for conducting research – management of human resources, financial management, procurement. 

Report of the Professor R.P.Singh Committee, 1974