Institute strongly believes that Research is a tool for building knowledge, for facilitating learning as well as nourishment and exercise for the young minds. Since its inception, strong industry-institute interaction helped us to update industrial trends and practical hand-on experience to faculty and students. After granting of Autonomous Status by UGC, New Delhi, and Shivaji University, Kolhapur, the activities are strengthened by setting up R & D Unit.
Activities promoted through R & D Unit are
The Research & Development (R&D) Unit is specifically setup in the Institute to provide specialized administrative and managerial support for the operation of Research. The Unit is composed of Dean, R & D and coordinators from each academic departments.
Along with teaching and academic research leading to UG, PG and doctoral degree, the Institute gives high priority to research and development projects. The approved research centres includes Department of Textiles, Mechanical, Electronics, Computer Sc. and Engineering. Institute emphasis on industrial and sponsored research projects which helps in promoting industry interactions and be associated with real life current industrial or social challenges. The nature of activities being conducted are trouble shooting , product, process and design development, investigating problems relevant to industry, turnkey consultancy and socio-economic issues of the country.
To enrich industrial participation in engineering education, the institute has initiated developing infrastructure including sponsored / funded facilities such as TIFAC-CORE in Technical Textiles; Technology Business Incubation with thirst area in Garment and Textiles; Italian Technology Centre for Textile machines; VLSI Design laboratory, BOSCH Automation Laboratory; Entrepreneurship Development Cell; Smart e-foundry laboratory and Mistubishi Automation Laboratory. To achieve enhanced industrial participation in engineering education, the Institute has established Centre of excellence in nonwoven supported by Ministry of Textiles.
The Institute is actively involved in collaborative research with national as well as international industry / universities to remain as a leader in engineering and technical developments and haring knowledge. A large number of collaborative MoUs are under operation. For promoting academic and research activities MoUs have been signed with industries and universities across the globe.
R&D unit plays important role by providing one time seed amount incentive to new faculty for facilitating research, 100% funding for registration of patents as well as publication at journal of repute, 100% funding for presenting research work at international conference held abroad as well as attending national / international exhibitions.