Research and Publications

01 Research Policy:  

The University has two different sets of research monitoring groups. The first one is the “University Research committee” (URC) and the second one is the “University Research and Development Cell” (R&D Cell). While the URC monitors the research activities of its Ph.D scholars, the R&D Cell provides guidance to the faculty in their research.

The university has focused on the following areas for research:

1. Micro Machining, nano material study with special focus on automobiles
2. Reverse engineering
3. Renewable Energy
4. Welding
5. Low cost field extension models for training and financial inclusion
6. Value addition to local crops using Super Critical Co2 process.
7. Innovative and ICT based student engagement models for technical education and English teaching as a second language.
8. Research on Development Management- Women empowerment, rural entrepreneurship and marketing, capacity building of NGOs and civil society organizations and micro finance.
9. Computational fluid dynamics.

Centurion University promotes skill development oriented action research. As the research is applied in nature, it has to be necessarily inter disciplinary. Field problems need integrated approaches. For example, extraction of Curcumin from turmeric using Co2 plant will need inputs from mechanical, instrumentation, chemical, agriculture and chemistry departments. Similarly, solar based water pump will need inputs from electrical, mechanical and agriculture engineering disciplines

The broad objective of the research policy is to provide guide lines for undertaking high impact and context specific research so that CUTM will be well-known in the chosen fields in next five years. The objectives include knowledge generation, evidence-based advocacy, experiential learning and strengthening curriculum. The areas of research comprise all fields in Engineering, Basic Science, Social Science, Agriculture and Management.

02 Publications:  

The output of the research by the faculty will be published in-house in the form of Working Paper and Research Study. Faculty will be encouraged to publish in refereed journals. The output of students’ research will be published as dissertation, theses or research reports. Each in-house publication will go through a quality assurance process before it is released to public domain. The Research Coordination Committee may delegate the quality assurance task to the faculty members. If required, language editing facility will be provided to the faculty and students. It is expected that each faculty will publish at least one Working paper in a year.

03 Research Administration:



The research activities at CUTM will be organised in a decentralised manner, with minimal central coordination for ensuring standardisation of publication and high quality output. Figure 1 indicates the Research Organisation Structure at CUTM. There will be a Research Policy Group (RPG) headed by the Vice Chancellor with the Director (Research) as the Member Secretary. Other members of the Research Policy Group would constitute Pro-VC (Engineering), Pro VC (Management) and Pro VC (Learning). The Research Policy Group will decide policy guide lines and themes for the research at the University. It will meet twice in a year.

    The The Research Advisory Group (RAG) comprising President (CUTM), Vice-President (CUTM), experts from government, industry, civil society and academia will advise the Research Council about the desired direction and scope of research at CUTM. The RAG will be chaired by the President (CUTM). Director (Research) will be the Member Secretary. RAG will meet once a year.

To operationalise the research activities at department and faculty level, there will be a Research Council (RC) comprising Dean (Engineering), Dean (Management), Dean (TPC) and Director (Research). Director (Research) will be the Chairperson of the Research Committee. The Research Council will meet at least once in three months, facilitate the research activities, monitor progress and ensure timely publication. Every department head or a designated faculty from the department will have single point responsibility for all research related activities of their department and he/she will report to the Director (Research), through respective heads of the department.


There will be a Research Coordination Committee (RCC) comprising Director (Research), Coordinator (Doctoral Research) and Coordinator (Graduate Research). Director (Research) will be the Chairperson of this Committee. She/he will be responsible for research process standardisation, quality assurance, progress monitoring and publication. RCC will meet once in every month.

04 Innovation:



University undertakes different innovative activities as academic and co-curricular stream:

1. The major innovations of the university concentrate on teaching pedagogy. The university is working on engagement based, hands on skills based pedagogy in engineering curriculum. Students are encouraged to learn through action learning in the management discipline. It is using E-class rooms for delivery. It is also the first to introduce tablet based learning systems for the students. What is more important is that most of these interventions are developed in house by its own students and faculty.
2. University is organizing a series of CSR (Cultural-Sports-Responsibilities) activities and conducting the activities in CSR which stands for Cultural, Sports and Responsibility. It stimulates interest in students. These CSR activities have been made mandatory (every student has to put up 30 hrs of work per semester during 3rd to 6th semesters). Such an endeavor makes the students self-made professionals with good leadership qualities.
3. The training imparted in the life skills development laboratory inspires students and will aid them in their personality development and in turn succeed in their approaches towards better employability. Further, the students are trained to identify the issues that exist in the contemporary technical society and then through interviews and discussions formulate a solution for the selected issue, as a part of their regular Life Skills Development laboratory.
4. The students are encouraged to undertake on-line courses offered by premier institutes and Organizations through various MOOCS providers.
5. The University has recently launched a development management course based entirely on action learning approach. If successful, this will revolutionize teaching in management education.


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