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SACReD – St. Ann’s Centre for Research and Development

The role of research in an academic institution is significant for its sustainability and development, and it is imperative to have knowledge-driven growth based on innovation. Developing and maintaining undergraduate and post graduate research programs benefits students, faculty mentors, and the university. Incorporating a research component along with a sound academic foundation enables students to develop independent critical thinking skills along with oral and written communication skills.

With these facts in view, the institution has established a centralized interdisciplinary research lab, SACReD, for faculty and students which was strengthened under autonomy with the following Vision & objectives.

Vision : Converging thoughts of different kind onto a common Platform.

Objectives : 

To create awareness and opportunities in Research and Development among the students & faculty.

  • To provide a platform for design thinking and sharing information.
  • To provide direction to the researchers to undertake research activities and development projects offered by various funding agencies
  • To create Research and Development atmosphere in every department.
  • To promote interdisciplinary research across all the disciplines.

Infrastructure :

The Research centre is 600 sq.ft, housing facilities including a Library and reading room

  1. Facilities available- Computer facility with net connectivity, printer scanner and an LCD projector. Software package SPSS/PASW – product analysis software used for both qualitative and quantitative analysis in research.  
  2.  Equipment and Instrument chamber 
  3. The research cell is well equipped with the   instruments and equipments.

  4. Aseptic Zone
  5. Work stations

Outcome of Sacred:

The following are few specific outcomes of the research activities as a result of research work done at Central Instrumentation Facility-

  1. Launching of online Journal AnnQuestwith ISSN 2323-3043 and Impact Factor – 4.35 (Cosmos)
  2. Annfolio – a consultancy brochure through which services and expertise of faculty are made visible and accessible
  3. Faculty Award for excellence in research, SARA
  4. Financial support for faculty:
    1. For paper publications – National and International.
    2. For attending conferences, FDP.
    3. SEED money for  research projects.
    4. Financial incentives for publications.
    5. MRP sanctioned by UGC and other funding agencies 
    6. Interdisciplinary Projects (CPE+UGC) 
    7. Seminars /Training programs organized