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Patna University to set up advanced research centre

The research centre will be constructed at Patna Science College which will act as the central research centre for all constituent colleges. The centre will help post graduation and doctorate students to conduct research with the help of advanced technology and guidance of scholars.

education Updated: Feb 13, 2020 08:55 IST
Megha
Megha
Hindustan Times, Patna
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The 102-year-old Patna University (PU) will set up a first-of-its-kind advanced research centre to facilitate students and professors carrying out research work in various fields, officials said.

As per the report proposed at a syndicate meeting held recently, the research centre will be constructed at Patna Science College which will act as the central research centre for all constituent colleges. The centre will help post graduation and doctorate students to conduct research with the help of advanced technology and guidance of scholars.

Parimal Kumar Khan, development officer of PU, said, “The research centre will be constructed at Patna Science College at an estimated expenditure of Rs 10 crore. The building’s construction will incur six crore rupees, while four crore rupees will be utilized for procuring instruments, machinery and other research material.”

“The university has prepared a detailed project report which has been sent to the government. Soon, tender work will start. However, it is difficult to say how much time the project will take to get completed. Several other development projects are also under way which will get completed this year”, he added.

Notably, PU was awarded B+ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) team that had inspected the university in 2019. Other constituent colleges of PU also failed to get an ‘A’ grade.

Taking this into account, the university has made the decision for setting up the research centre for upgradation and improvement of research work.

As per a PU official, “Poor research work brought low score during the NAAC evaluation. PG departments of the university conduct research, but it is not sufficient in comparison to other universities. Currently, the university does not have ample resources to encourage and assist the students for carrying out research work like national universities do.”

“The research centre will surely assist and guide the students in carrying out research and bringing laurels to the university. Also, it would help young professors to utilise the resources and come up with outstanding results. PU will be the first university in Bihar to open a research centre at the college level”, added the official.