Research Seminars

The Faculty of Doctoral Studies & Research at RK University has created an easy-to-follow instructional video on how to use the reference manager “Mendeley Desktop,” as part of the Saturday Seminar Series. Typing references manually is indeed a time-consuming activity. Reference managers such as Mendeley Desktop facilitate the referencing process by providing us with faster and more efficient alternatives.

(Please feel free to share this video with your colleagues on Facebook. A copy has been posted to RKU’s YouTube channel as well.)

Mendeley Desktop offers the following benefits (to learn more about some of the additional benefits, kindly visit’s YouTube channel):

  • Facilitation of literature surveys.
  • Quick insertion of research citations.
  • Easy access to various citation styles (NLM, Chicago, MLA, etc.).
  • Rapid generation of the List of References.

The Faculty of Doctoral Studies & Research (FDSR) and the School of Pharmacy (SOP) had jointly organized an Introductory Workshop on Patent Drafting at RK University on March 5, 2016, as part of the recently introduced Saturday Seminar Series. Mr. Sanjay Patel (Head – Intellectual Property Rights Dept., Baroda Unit, B&S Group, UK) was invited as an expert to conduct this workshop. FDSR, in close collaboration with Dr. Devang Pandya (SOP), had organized this workshop to create awareness about the basic procedures involved in patent drafting. Dr. Nikhil A. Gokhale (Associate Director, FDSR) extended a warm welcome to Mr. Sanjay Patel on behalf of RK University. More than 28 attendees from across the university participated in this specialized workshop and most of them spontaneously asked several relevant questions. The enthusiastic participants also made an attempt to draft Indian and US patent claims. The speaker, Mr. Sanjay Patel (M.Pharm., L. M. College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad), is himself a registered (Indian) patent agent with over 10 years of experience in various IPR departments. He is currently working at Gowrie Research (a division of the B&S Group, UK) in Vadodara as the IPR Head. Mr. Patel has previously worked with Alembic, Torrent, and Intas. The 2-hour-long introductory patent workshop was attended by students, faculty members, and directors from across the university. Global experts have advised Indian researchers to aggressively publish and patent their work in order to maintain their competitive edge. Patent applications in India have witnessed a substantial increase in the last few years.