Ahmedabad University - A Liberal Education

Undergraduate Research Programme

The Undergraduate Research Programme (UGRP)  encourages undergraduate students to experience the joy of research and what it means to be a researcher. Through the Undergraduate Research Programme (UGRP) the University provides opportunities to students to deeply explore issues or ideas by either working on it independently under the supervision of a faculty or with a faculty member in their laboratory or on their research projects. This programme is a good preparation for graduate school and provides an exposure to a research-oriented career. It also provides an opportunity to work closely with a professor. Students can directly approach a faculty and express their desire to work with them on a research projects or may respond to a request from faculty who may be looking for a UGRP students for their projects.

Selected students are designated as UGRP Scholars. URB organises an annual symposium where UGRP scholars get to present their research to the entire University community. All UGRP Scholars who maintain defined scholastic levels and  complete the proposed research project are awarded certificates during the symposium. The symposium also invites well known researchers to speak to the scholars on aspects of research and research as a career.

WHY RESEARCH?

  • Gain hands-on experience.
  • Become an expert in your field.
  • Build skills and learn new technologies.
  • Explore potential careers in a particular field.
  • Form mentoring relationships with faculty members.
  • Collaborate with other members of your research group.
  • Prepare yourself for a job or graduate study.

BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS

  • Build your CV by gaining research experience.
  • Practice the technical, communication and collaboration skills that are vital for a job.
  • Gain the crucial soft skills of personality development and self-confidence.
  • Apply classroom learning to real-world research problems.
  • Test your interest in the field of research.

BENEFITS FOR FACULTY

  • Explore a new research area.
  • Collaborate with students, community or scientists.
  • Participate in academic innovation.
  • Build publishable research.
  • Generate research funding.

OPPORTUNITIES WITH UGRP

  • Design studies and experiments.
  • Build models and prototypes.
  • Read about your field of interest.
  • Enhance critical thinking and problem solving abilities.
  • Work and network with research professionals.
  • Get a chance to work on industry driven projects.
  • Get to attend conferences and seminars.

How to apply

To learn more, contact the Dean Undergraduate College for more details regarding the programme, eligibility, and support.