Greetings to all the researchers and Ph.D. scholars on behalf of RK University’s Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research (FDSR)! The role of FDSR is to support, encourage, and actively facilitate academic research in a variety of disciplines including Management, Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology.

Recent advances in the field of academic and industrial research clearly suggest that Indians working abroad in many of the industrialized nations have made enormous contributions to the world of discovery and innovation. We must now increasingly facilitate such research activities in India. Traditionally, our society has promoted the compartmentalization of knowledge into various categories and disciplines. However, the world of research knows no such boundaries. Having actively performed biomedical research in the United States for over a decade, I can readily attest to the fact that interdisciplinary research activities are indeed of prime importance to mankind (I personally know an American biochemist who designed/engineered a LASER-based imaging microscope and an engineer who actively developed biological assays). Therefore, FDSR strongly advises researchers to take up interdisciplinary research activities by adopting futuristic and revolutionary approaches.

As researchers, we should always strive for excellence by constantly challenging ourselves and by refusing to compromise on quality. It is a known fact that competition brings in quality. Therefore, one must always nurture an ambition to compete with the best. Publishing in high quality peer-reviewed journals, presenting original research work at reputed conferences/meetings/symposiums, and collaborating with (or even competing with) well-cited researchers should always be our top priority.

Research needs critical thinking, conscientious planning, and careful implementation. Never be afraid of constructive criticism, and never withhold your valuable suggestions. Always keep yourself updated with the latest trends in research by performing literature surveys on a regular basis. Plan your research work in advance and document your research work/achievements in a systematic manner. Always make a conscious effort to improve your oral and written communication skills. You will immensely benefit from these acquired skills when you apply for extramural research grants, deliver PowerPoint-based research talks, or submit your own research manuscripts to reputed journals.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have a question or if you wish to share your latest finding (discovery, design, product, or invention).

I wish you all the best in your research endeavors!

Faculty of Doctoral Studies & Research
RK University