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UGC-STRIDE Scheme (Transdisciplinary)

UGC-STRIDE Scheme (Component-I)
Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for
India's Developing Economy (STRIDE)
Title of the Project- KNIT - Knowledge - Nurture - Innovate and Transfer
(Research Capacity Building and Human Resource Development)

The College has been awarded the UGC Scheme- STRIDE (Scheme for Transdisciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy) under Component -I (Institutional). The objectives of the scheme are as follows:

The scheme is to strengthen national and international collaborative trans-disciplinary research culture in universities and colleges by adopting the following:

1. To motivate young faculty to undertake short term projects analyzing local, regional, national problems pertaining to social, cultural and economic aspects of development.

2. To encourage critical reasoning, design thinking and constructive enquiry to articulate research questions, objectives, hypothesis and methodology

3. To acquire scientific writing skills, communication and articulation to disseminate research findings, and also in developing select bibliographies, constructing indices, databases, etc.

4. To sensitize the stakeholders about the issues of societal, national, regional and global importance across disciplines through exchange of ideas by creating forums like discussion groups, periodic meetings, workshops, special lectures by experts, etc.

5. To promote entrepreneurship among young faculty, scholars and students through systematic talent hunt, mentorship programs, ideas, innovation, research presentation competitions, annual research seminars and start-up guidance.

6. To promote and strengthen faculty development and postdoctoral research fellowship programs in all disciplines and also promote academic and research ethics and integrity.

7. To promote exchange between HEI faculty and scientists from national bodies/ laboratories like CSIR, DST, DBT, ICMR, ICAR, DRDO, ISRO, ICSSR, ICHR, ICCR etc., for a period of 6-12 months split-site model. it can be mutually beneficial for enhancing the quality and relevance of trans-disciplinary research.

8. To involve retired, yet active faculty/scientists in research capacity building efforts. Eminent faculty (Fellows of National Academies/National Awardees etc) from parent or neighbouring institutions may be invited as emeritus professors to mentor younger faculty in the respective Universities/Institutions.

The Mentoring and Monitoring Committee
1 Dr. Ravindrasing Pardeshi Principal Chairman of MMC
2 Prof. Shridhar Gadre Distinguished Professor, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. UGC Nominee
3 Dr. Ashish Yengantiwar Department of Physics and ARC National Scholar (UGC RAMAN Fellowship awardee
4 Dr. Raka Dabhade Head, Department of Physics Fellow of National Academy/ National Awardee (INSA Awardee)
5 Dr. Nitin Kulkarni Head, Department of Electronic Science Member
6 Swati Jogalekar Department of Computer Science Member
7 Dr. Samir Terdalkar Coordinator, IQAC Member
8 Dr.Subhash Shende Head, Department of Statistics Member
9 Anil Sawarkar Head, Department of Psychology Member
10 Vrushali Limaye/td> Coordinator, IMCA Member
11 Swati Satpute Coordinator, Data Science Member
12 Dr. Ishita Ghoshal Department of Economics Coordinator
Areas of Training and Capacity Building
1 Python programming for Life Sciences and Social Sciences
2 “R” programming with subject specific applications
3 Social Sciences Develop predictive models
4 Use of Panel Data Econometrics for Economic Analysis
5 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Social Sciences
6 Big Data Analytics for Social Sciences
7 Computational General Equilibrium Modeling Techniques
8 Scientific writing to publish research
9 Cognitive Sciences for Arts and Science
10 Practicing Trans- disciplinary Academic Enquiry
11 Multivariate Analysis for Social Scientists
12 Qualitative Research Methods for Social Science
13 Clinical Diagnostic Tools for Mental Disorders Application of Game Theory in Social Sciences