Since its inception, NISER has been striving to develop itself into an institution of excellence in education and research in consonance with the contemporary and future needs of India through meaningful education, original research of the highest standard and leadership in technological innovation for the industrial growth of the Country. With the path-breaking innovations in both its curriculum and research, the Institute is rapidly gaining a legendary reputation globally.
The research philosophy has progressed from inter-school collaboration, to inter-institutional partnerships at national and international levels. The scope and scale of research has substantially evolved from the era of student theses to funded projects to interdisciplinary research programs at national and international levels.
In addition to offering formal Undergraduate and Post-graduate Programs in basic and applied sciences, the Institute actively encourages its faculty to undertake sponsored and consultancy research projects in order to strengthen the research profile of the Institute. NISER provides an excellent environment for research and development activities. These projects are very important for maintaining external and global linkages and are also a source of revenue for the Institute.
These are coordinated through the Dean, Research & Development. An account is maintained with the R&D Cell/Accounts Section of the Institute for each project. Various aspects of project management, i.e., initiation of proposal, opening of an account with R&D, Project staff appointment, purchases and hiring, travel, submission of report etc. are routed through the R&D Cell. The procurement for R&D projects is processed by the Stores & Purchase Section (R&D) in accordance with the purchase rules of the institute.
Faculty members are also encouraged to collaborate with other faculty members of NISER and other researchers of various Institutes for carrying out research in area of his / her expertise and other multi- disciplinary areas both nationally and internationally. The area of expertise and research interest of individual faculty members of NISER can be obtained by referring to the websites.