Visvesvaraya Technological University will shortly launch new ‘Research Portal’

VTU will shortly launch new ‘Research Portal’

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) will shortly launch its new ‘research portal’ in the beta version of its official website, an important development going along with its perceived objective of promoting research culture in the university.

The portal, which is expected to provide a common platform for research communication among the university faculty/students and their counterparts elsewhere in the world 24×7 online, will also open up new vistas of research activities.

Thereby, the varsity’s connectivity with the global scientific and technological community as well as academicians and educationists will further expand.

When the present Vice-Chancellor H.P. Khincha took over the reins of VTU administration in July 2007, one of his immediate priorities was to increase the fleet of academic and R&D institutions under the university, which is one of the biggest technological universities in India.

Among the measures he has taken in that direction is the development of the research portal. Mr. Khincha said that in VTU, with 155 affiliated institutions offering undergraduate programmes in 27 disciplines and postgraduate programmes in 66 disciplines, there was tremendous scope for on-campus research and development activities.