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Undergraduate Research Programme
An Undergraduate Research Programme (UGRP) is to encourage 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 several 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 lab work or on their research projects. This programme tenders valuable preparation for graduate school and imparts exposure to a research-oriented career. It also provides an opportunity to work closely with a professor.
WHAT IS UGRP?
Undergraduate Research Programme (UGRP) as a part of the University Research Board (URB) will provide an opportunity to undergraduates from all disciplines to gain a lifetime experience through mentored research, scholarship, or creative engagements in which students and faculty mentors collaborate in the design and implementation of projects and the dissemination of results.
- It also aims to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to explore a new field of knowledge, interdisciplinary learning, and a faculty mentored research experience in addition to their course curriculum.
- The programme enables the students to consider research as a serious career path.
- We have a great pool of faculty members engaged in various research projects; UGRP will give you an opportunity to be part of it in a constructive way.
- Any student who is selected for UGRP project will be eligible to apply for UGRP scholarship. UGRP scholars must maintain a high level of academic success.
- URB could organise a symposium where UGRP student members can present their research to the entire University community.
“In addition to doing research in the lab, UGRP participants will also be able to attend a series of specially designed workshops and seminars on various engaging research topics.”
- 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.
- Gain job skills: technical, communication & collaboration.
- Gain soft skills: personality development & self-confidence.
- Applying classroom learning to a research problem.
- Testing interest in research field.
Benefits for faculty
- Explore a new research area.
- Collaboration with students, community or scientists.
- Participate in academic innovation.
- Publishable research.
- Generate research funding.
Opportunities with UGRP
- Design studies & experiments
- Build models & prototypes
- Read about your field of interest
- Enhance critical thinking & problem solving
- Work & network with research professionals
- Chance to work on industry driven projects
- Chance to attend conferences & seminars
How to apply
- You are getting UGRP Project on offer on your registered email id.
- Interested students should apply by emailing their research interest to the concerned faculty (via email provided in the offer).
- When a student gets shortlisted, the faculty will organise a one-on-one interview to discuss the opportunity.
- Once a formal acceptance for a project is received the student gets registered as a UGRP Student.
- On successful completion of the project the student will receive certificate during URB Symposium.