Chandigarh University is doing exemplary work in the field of research & entrepreneurship and within a short-span of 6 years has been able to garner position in top ranked Universities and Institutions of India. Monitoring the quality work done in Research, Entrepreneurship and Promotion of Sciences as a career option, the university has become a regular recipient of grants from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India since 2015. CU has received grant of Rs. 13.77 crores under various heads and which is being utilized to encourage students to undertake research and entrepreneurship in their early age of career.
An amount of Rs. 5.22 crores has been sanctioned by DST for establishing advanced research facilities for students and undertaking research projects in the field of Science and Technology. Government has awarded the grant based upon analyzing the efforts being put-in by the University to undertake quality research in Medicine, Bio-Technology, Pharmacy, Engineering, Applied Sciences and other allied fields of Science and Technology in a span of three years. Research has gained momentum at Chandigarh University as the University Department of Research &Development has been able to file 120 patents during this time-span out of which record number of 60 patents has been filed in last three months.
CU has played un-parallel role in encouraging more students to take Science as a Career for which DST has allocated Rs. 4.83 crores grant under its various projects which includes INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). Experienced faculty and eminent scientists from all over world joins CU to organize INSPIRE camps through-out the year where topper students from prestigious schools get a platform to understand the importance of Science and Technology and how a scientist or engineer can contribute towards nation development.
In addition to above another grant of Rs. 3.17 Crores has been allocated by Government to promote encourage budding entrepreneurs to establish their own Start-ups. The Technology Business Incubator (CU-TBI) at University has been able to establish more than 27 Start-ups under the initiative where the students are not only given initial financial or logistics support but also are trained to apply to various Government schemes and policies for monetary help.