ANDC's commitment to research is an important contributor in deepening community understanding of unique role research can play in meeting global challenges in higher education.
One of the greatest strengths of ANDC is the volume and scale of genuine and exciting research activities carried out by its faculty members since last one decade. The enthusiasm and hard work of the faculty and an exemplary support of the college administration has created a culture that displays seam-less integration of teaching and research. The quality of research work done by the faculty is authenticated by a large number of publications in peer reviewed national and international journals. Bringing research in to the classroom is one of the vision of the college. We are promoting active participation of students in research projects as a major co-curricular activity since past many years. Students and the faculty share an adventure of discovery and the laboratories are abuzz with research programs through the year. A number of research papers have been co-authored by the undergraduate students as well.
We also provide a vast array of opportunities for students to participate in research with faculty mentors and with Scientists outside the college. The research programs provide a forum where undergraduates get to do independent research projects and interact with the faculty on a one-on-one basis, outside the classroom. Students acquire hands-on experience in their chosen area of research and also show significant gains such as analytical skills, time management, team spirit and effective communication.
Students from across the disciplines are offered unique research programs, such as ELITE fellowship and IEDC (by the college), Innovation projects (University of Delhi) and by external agencies such as SPIE (USA) and Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD, CSIR). The projects are designed to promote productive undergraduate research experiences.
While inculcating the research aptitude we never had an idea that the Students would not only go beyond the classroom but also the mentoring by the Faculty and a Th!inkLab emerged (an autonomous lab of the students, which works without any supervision of teachers.)
While working on the above, our students have built repositories for the science community, have discovered new species, contributed in creating new technologies and co-authored numerous original research publications.
Research projects not only keep the faculty members updated with the advancements being made in the world of science, the research grants help in improvising the infrastructure and in the development of state of the art laboratories.
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