Overview of Research and Development Cell

In order to reinforce and strength, the research based accomplishments in the University; R&D cell has been established in the Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University).Research is the crucial footstep of innovation that plays a noteworthy role in the Universities. Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University), Dehradun, UK, India, is a research and innovation driven University and committed to promote research, extension, entrepreneurship and innovation, through certifying, the outcomes of research useful for the benefit of humanity at both national and global levels. Research and Development Cell (RDC), Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University) has made enthusiastic efforts to align its focus through maintaining a research based eco system in the University through involving all staff, faculty, Research Scholars, and students.

The Research and Development Cell (RDC), Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University) believe in promoting and supporting to all of the students and faculty to conduct various research based activities, which include publications in international and national reputed indexed journals and conferences of repute, book publications, patents, projects, organization of conference/workshops/seminars in various emerging areas.

Goals / Objective
  • To encourage research activities in various frontier areas of science and technology and others.

  • Encourage and incentivize faculty for research publications in SCI and Scopus indexed or other equivalent peer-reviewed / reputed and indexed journals.

  • To augment the research output of the University by research paper publication in referred journals and reputed conferences.

  • To promote University-Industry Collaboration.

  • To encourage Core Proficiency and Consultancy work.

  • To organize various workshops/ seminar/ trainings related to promotion of research.

  • To create awareness about filing Patents & IPR and to motivate all faculty and students

  • To coordinate with different Schools/Departments for preparing and finalized the six monthly /annual research activity plans.

  • To Create MoU’s with Industries, Institutions and R&D organizations for joint research work and consultancy projects.

  • To organize brainstorming session through talks with eminent personalities from industry, R&D organizations and institutions of repute.

Prof. (Dr.) Manish Sharma
(Dr.) Manish Sharma
Dean Research
Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University)

Prof. (Dr.) Manish Sharma is a distinguished Professor of Physics with over 24 years of extensive industrial and academic research experience. He has dedicated more than a decade of his career to working with renowned multinational companies such as VCPIL, MARS AUTO, and MOSER BAER INDIA LIMITED. Throughout his illustrious career, Prof. Sharma has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Roll of honor, National Teacher Award-2020, Social Educationist Award, Leadership in Research Award, Appreciation Award for Contribution to Women Entrepreneurship, Performance Reward of Excellence, Best Poster Award, Recognition for Valuable Contribution towards Admission, Performance Appraisal Award, Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, Research Innovation Award, and Best Employee Award.

Prof. Sharma holds more than 20 published and 05 granted patents. He has authored over 50 research papers in high-impact journals indexed in Scopus and SCI, amassing more than 1200 citations with an h-index of 13. His expertise extends to handling various international and industry-sponsored research projects, as well as collaborative research studies with national and international research groups and universities. Notable collaborations include those with the Max Planck Institute of Chemistry (MPI) in Mainz, Germany, Chapman University in CA, USA, University of South Africa, National Physical Laboratories (NPL), HNB Garhwal University Srinagar, and the Aryabhata Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES).

Prof. Sharma has participated in over 50 national and international conferences and workshops both in India and abroad. He has successfully organized more than 50 national and 25 international conferences, along with numerous faculty development and scientific training programs. His international engagements for research projects and scientific conferences have taken him to countries such as Germany, South Africa, and Scotland (UK).

Prof. Sharma is an active member of various prestigious scientific societies, including the Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), Atmospheric Geological Union (AGU), World Environmental Organization, International Association of Engineers (IAENG), International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS), and Citizen Science Association. He also serves on the editorial boards of several reputed journals indexed in Scopus/SCI/UGC Care.

Team R&D Cell

Dr. Jai Jayant

Ph. D Coordinator, Research and Development Cell, JU

Dr. Jai Jayant is a passionate Teacher, Learner, and Researcher. He did his PhD in Finance from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. His teaching interest areas include Accounting, Finance & Research and he has 5 years teaching experience. He has published more than 20 research papers in reputed National and International Journals as well as two National patents. He is well versed with research techniques of carrying out effective research and has been the resource person in workshops related to research methods. He has successfully supervised two Ph.D. research scholars with good publications and has been guiding four more currently in the various research domains. According to him, teaching profession is not just a job but also a service to assist in building healthy and ethical nation

Dr. Gideon Jackson Synrem

Assistant Professor (Department of Agriculture)

Dr. Gideon did his Masters (Agriculture) specialization in Genetics and Plant Breeding in 2011 and Ph. D (Agriculture) specialization in Genetics and Plant Breeding in 2017, from Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj (Formerly Allahabad Agriculture Institute), Uttar Pradesh. He has engaged in Teaching and Research since 2017 (5 years) presently serving as an Assistant Professor at Department of Agriculture, Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University) Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University), Dehradun. He has taught students of B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture, and M.Sc (Agriculture) Genetics and Plant Breeding and guided several Post Graduate students in Genetics and Plant Breeding. Dr. Gideon has published more than 15 research papers and two books chapters in UGC Care Journals/NAAS-National Academy of Agriculture Sciences rated Journals/Scopus Journals. He has received the Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship award for pursuing Ph. D in Genetics and Plant Breeding and Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing as recognition of an outstanding contribution to the quality of the International Journal of Plant and Soil Science awarded. His area of Interest are in Agriculture Sciences, Life sciences, Biotechnology, Statistical Software’s like R studio, SPSS analysis, Soft Skills (Speech and Communication Skills), Music, Outdoor and Indoor Sports, Athletics, travelling and Counselling.

Dr. Bhopal Singh Rawat

Assistant Professor, Department of Education

Dr. Bhopal Singh Rawat did Ph.D. Degree in Science Education from Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Dr. Rawat is an excellent teacher with more than fourteen years of experience of teaching D.Ed., B.E.ED. , B.Ed., Diploma and B.Tech. Students. He has worked as a project fellow in NCERT and presently is guiding Ph.D. Students at Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun. A good number of research papers in journal of repute. His areas of teaching are Teaching of Science, Teaching of Mathematics, Educational Guidance & Counseling, and Curriculum Development. He has also been teaching physics to B.Tech and Diploma courses in the Department of Engineering, Research and Publication Ethics to Ph.D. students at Jigyasa University (Formerly Himgiri Zee University). His area of research interests are science education, mathematics education, educational philosophy, educational psychology, educational guidance and counseling.