Shri Jain Vidya Prasarak Mandal's,

Rasiklal M.Dhariwal Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research,

Chinchwad Pune 411019

(Approved by AICTE, PCI, DTE code PH6823, Affiliated by SPPU)

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Research and Development Cell

(RDC)

The Research and Development Cell (RDC) has been established at RMDIPER to inculcate research and innovative skills and practices among faculty and students in a long term. The RDC aims at providing basic infrastructural support and guidance to students and faculty for successful execution of their innovative and thought-provoking ideas into action. In the technologically driven world, innovative breakthroughs will happen only because of meticulous efforts of RDC.

The committee for RDC oversees the smooth and efficient coordination of research and development (R&D) activities in the Institute, thus fostering overall growth. The committee consists of Principal, Coordinator, HoDsand Faculty member(s) for facilitating the routine functioning of the cell.

Objectives

  • To foster scientific temper and maintain research conducive environment
  • To inculcate research and innovation culture among faculty and students
  • To organize and coordinate R&D programs (Seminars/Conferences/Workshops)
  • To create awareness on latest evolving technologies and international standards for research
  • To encourage and facilitate the publication of research works/projects in reputed national/ international journals
  • To conduct research activities in thrust areas in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare fields
  • To develop liaison with R&D organizations/ institute and establish MOUs with them
  • To create awareness about filing patents and IPR activities
  • To enhance quality of student projects and establish centre of excellence academic institute

Main Activities

  • Assisting faculty and students in submitting research proposals for grants from various funding agencies like SPPU, DST, AICTE, CSIR etc.
  • Promoting in-house R&D projects of the faculty (Ph.D candidates) and students
  • Organizing seminars and conferences on R&D and IPRs
  • Assisting faculty and students for research and book/ chapter publications
  • Motivating faculty and students in filing and publication of IPRs like patents and copyrights

Outcome and Impact 

  • Publication of research and review papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • Publication of books, monographs and chapters
  • Research proposals for different funding agencies
  • Participation and organizing seminars, conferences, workshops and STC/STTP/FDP/QIP
  • Participation in collaborative research works/ linkages with national/ international institutes
  • Signing MOU with academic institutes, research organization and Pharmaindustries
  • Patent filing, publications and grants
  • Encouragement for higher studies (PG and Ph.D) in Pharmaceutical and allied fields

The constitution of RDC is as follows:

Sl. No.

Name

Designation and Department

Role in Committee

1

Dr. Sanjay G. Walode

Principal

Chairman

2

Dr. MithunRudrapal

Associate Professor &HoD, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Coordinator

3

Dr. S. P. Ghode

Associate Professor &HoD, Department of Pharmacognosy

Member

4

Dr. Sameer H. Lakade

Associate Professor &HoD, Department of Pharmaceutics

Member

5

Dr. Vishnu S. Neharkar

Associate Professor &HoD, Department of Pharmacology

Member

6

Dr. Aniket A. Garud

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Member

 

Startup and Innovation Cell (SIC)

The Startup and Innovation Cell (SIC) at RMDIPER aims to create an ecosystem that brings together its students as young aspiring innovators by nurturing their hidden skills and novel ideas for successfulinnovations, startups, and entrepreneurial development. The committee for SICcoordinate and sharetechnical knowledge for innovations to the societal development and economic growth of the Nation. The constitution of SICis as follows:

Sl. No.

Name

Designation and Department

Position in Committee

1

Dr. Sanjay G. Walode

Principal

Chairman

2

Dr. MithunRudrapal

Associate Professor &HoD, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Head

3

Ms. Rohini C. Kolhe

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy

Coordinator

Objectives

  • To conduct various training, workshops, and expert sessions/lectures from time to time to inculcate the spirit of startup and innovationpolicies among students
  • To develop a platform for students for innovative activities and/or product development using facilities and resources available in the college
  • To create awarenessvarious startup and innovation activities with IPR and patent among students

 Main Activities

  • Organizing seminars and conferences on IPRs, innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Motivating faculty and students to innovative ideas/ concepts into action
  • Providing in-house facilities to students/ faculty for minor research projects/ startups
  • Assisting faculty and students in filing and publication of patents

Entrepreneurship and Incubation Cell (EIC)

The Entrepreneurshipand Incubation Cell(EIC)of RMDIPER aims to inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship in the minds of young students and encourage those who wish to pursue entrepreneurship as a career. The committee for EICprovides appropriate guidance and support to students for the growth and development of the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

The constitution of EIC is as follows:

Sl. No.

Name

Designation and Department

Position in Committee

1

Dr. Sanjay G. Walode

Principal

Chairman

2

Dr. MithunRudrapal

Associate Professor &HoD, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Coordinator

3

Ms. Rohini C. Kolhe

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy

Member

Objectives

  • To create a complete ecosystem that will foster the culture of self-employment and incubation of new ideas into action while providing training on entrepreneurial skill development to the students
  • To provide a platform for budding entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas and connect them with potential investors to build a successful startup
  • To conduct relevant seminars, workshops, and lecture sessions (entrepreneurship- challenges and opportunities) with alumni and entrepreneurs to acquaint the students with knowledge and skill required to become a successful entrepreneur

Main Activities

  • Assistingbudding entrepreneurs to execute their ideas for successful startups
  • Conducting seminars/ workshops/ training sessions on entrepreneurship development
  • Providing platform to exchange business ideas with successful entrepreneurs/ investors

Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)

 

About IIC

The Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India has established ‘MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC)’ to systematically foster the culture of Innovation among all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while they are informative years. MIC has envisioned encouraging creation of ‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IICs) across selected HEIs. A network of IICs is established to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion ecosystem in the campuses.  MIC has established Institution's Innovation Council in more than 2700 Institutions till December 2021.

Major Focus

  • To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem.
  • Start-up supporting mechanism in HEIs.
  • Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of institutions on innovation achievements framework.
  • Establish function ecosystem for scouting ideas and pre-incubation of ideas.
  • Develop better cognitive ability among students.

Constitution of IIC

 

Sl. No.

Name of Member

Designation of Member

1

Dr. Sanjay G. Walode

President

2

Dr. Sameer H. Lakade

Vice President and Internship coordinator (Faculty)

3

Ms. Priyanka N. Chhajed

Convener

4

Dr. Mithun Rudrapal

Innovation  activity coordinator (Faculty)

5

Ms. Rohini C. Kolhe

Start-up activity coordinator (Faculty)

6

Mrs. Vibhavari M. Chatur

IPR activity coordinator (Faculty)

7

Mr. Raghunath P. Raut

Social media coordinator (Faculty)

8

Dr. Aniket A. Garud

ARIIA coordinator (Faculty)

9

Dr. Vishnu S. Neharkar

NIRF coordinator (Faculty)

10

Mrs. Harshada H. Puranik

Member

11

Mr. Dhiraj V. Panke

Member

12

Mr. Anand P. Kakde

Member

13

Mrs. Tejashree A. Sande

Member

14

Mr. Sachin D. Rede

Member

15

Dr. Anil M. Pethe

IP Expert/ Patent expert

16

Mr. Sagar Agrawal

Start-up/ Alumni Entrepreneur/ expert

17

Mr. Pradeep N. Devadhe

Expert from nearby Industry/ Industry association/ Ecosystem Enablers /expert

18

Mr. Yash R. Bamb

Member

19

Mr. Jay P. Nahar

Member

20

Ms. Sakshi N. Lunkad

Member

21

Ms. Prachi K. Gugale

Member

Functions of IIC

  • To conduct various Innovations, IPR and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by MIC in time bound fashion.
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • Organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.
  • Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
  • Create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.
  • Organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.