Dean (R&D)

Dr. Sanjeev Gupta obtained his M.Tech. from University of Delhi and Ph.D. from Queen’s University of Belfast, UK. He was awarded Post-Graduate Scholarship by University of Delhi and Commonwealth Scholarship by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, London for pursuing M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees respectively. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience in the field of High Frequency Microwave and Millimeter Wave Electronics, Antennas, Radars and Communication and Wireless Sub-systems/ Systems from VHF to millimetre wave frequencies. He has successfully completed many research projects sponsored by ISRO-Department of Space, DRDO, Armament Research Board (Ministry of Defence), DST and Indian Meteorological Department. He has authored and published/presented more sixty publications in reputed National and International Journals and Conferences. His research interests include Antennas including Active Integrated Antennas and Smart Antennas, Radar and Wireless Communication Sub-systems and Systems, RF/Microwave Applications. He serves as a reviewer for many of the National/International Conferences/Journals in his areas of expertise. He was also an Adjunct Faculty at IIT Gandhinagar from 2011-13 and Dean (Students) at DA-IICT for 5 years (2011-16).

Message from the Desk of Dean (R&D)

DA-IICT has been a private research-led university since its inception in 2001. It stands for a confluence of several interrelated disciplines, from technology and basic sciences to humanities and social sciences catering to both academy and industry. Our aim is to encourage basic, applied and developing ‎research conducted both by students and members of faculty alike. Our encouragement clearly reflects in the policies we have set up for research activities and professional development. Although the needs of our faculty are as diverse as the disciplines they represent, they, however, share the common goal of building their capacities to generate new ideas and ways of understanding the world.

DA-IICT’s infrastructure, ranging from various well-equipped laboratories to library (Resource Centre), matches the general expectations of inter-disciplinary research. The faculty is also time to time encouraged to seek out latest opportunities for research collaboration and funding. Partnerships with industry are a priority for DA-IICT. Besides, all efforts to participate in bilateral, international and multi-institutional research grants aimed at solving critical problems will be duly supported. In this challenging fiscal climate, when the traditional individual research grant has become increasingly competitive, multi-institutional grants can be an important source of new funding.

Functions of Office of the Dean (R&D)

The Office of Dean (R&D) implements policies and procedures relating to the following matters:

(i). Carrying out /monitoring any sponsored project, consultancy project, including manpower requirement;

(ii). Submission of project proposals to the funding agencies;

All sponsored projects are monitored by an internal committee consisting of the Director, Dean (R&D) and PI of the respective project. There is a purchase policy for externally sponsored projects.

  • For capital expenditures of Rs. 20,000/- or above, approval of Dean (R&D) is required.
  • For capital expenditures of Rs. 1 lakh or above, a purchase committee is constituted by Dean (R&D).

The office of Dean (R&D) also oversees organisation and /or participation by faculty and research scholars in workshops, seminars and conferences. There is an Institute-wide policy to support presentation of research papers by faculty and research scholars at academic conferences in India or abroad. A Cumulative Professional Development Allowance (CPDA) of Rupees 3 lakhs is earmarked for every block of three years on reimbursable basis to the faculty (after confirmation of their service) for participating in both national and international conferences and workshops.

The office of Dean (R&D) also creates awareness of funding opportunities through Institute’s Research Promotion Committee. For new faculty, a seed grant of up to Rs. 5 lakhs is granted on approval of the proposal by Dean (R&D) through the Institute’s Research Promotion Committee.

Dean (R&D) office also promotes Entrepreneurship and Innovation. A Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at DA-IICT (CEID) is established at DA-IICT with Dean (R&D) as its member of the Board of Governors. CEID has the status of a section 8 Company.

Dean (R&D) is the Faculty Convenor of the Research Club, a student club to spread awareness among students about research and help them climb some milestones. It is intended to provide a social setting to stimulate inter-disciplinary research among the student at DA-IICT.

Dean (R&D) Office

Phone: (+91) 079-68261594

E-mail: dean_research[at]daiict[dot]ac[dot]in

Secretary to Dean (R&D)

Mr. Satyabir Singh

Phone: (+91) 079-68261648

E-mail: satyabir_singh[at]daiict[dot]ac[dot]in