The practice of research and innovation has been widely accepted as the most essential component of a developing nation’s repertoire of higher education. While research contributes to creation and application of new knowledge, innovation not only incites deeper understanding, but also parallel thinking regarding value creation out of research. Cross-boundary research at intersection of various disciplines led major scientific and societal breakthroughs. Thus, many of today’s complex problems ranging from poverty to pandemic are addressed using a multidisciplinary approach.

Since 2016, Utkal University has organized four Research Scholar’s Conclave  involving faculty members and researchers of various levels and academic disciplines within the University, as well as from other Universities or Institutions to promote a shared vision and understanding for better solution of scientific and social needs. Research scholars from all the University Departments and other research institutes like ILS, NISER, OUAT, CIFA, Odisha Space Application Centre participated in these events. The conclave provides a suitable forum and platform for the research scholars to discuss on their interdisciplinary research activities. This further solicits a flow of information in horizontal, vertical and cross-disciplinary directions. The mandate of this conclave is to provide a common platform for idea generation and refinement in both fundamental and translational research. The excellent young research minds are also felicitated and awarded after being evaluated by a panel of experts.

  • Research Scholar’s Conclave on 30th April 2016
  • Research Scholar’s Conclave ‘Bisleshawn’ on 5th January, 2019
  • Research Scholar’s Conclave on 26th November, 2019
  • Odisha Research Conclave – 2021 in collaboration with Odisha Higher Education Council, Govt. of Odisha on 13th -14th November, 2021
  • Research Scholar’s Conclave on 22nd December, 2021

Inaugural function of Research Scholars’ Conclave 2016, organized by Utkal University

Inaugural function of Research Scholars’ Conclave 2019, organized by Utkal University

Inaugural function of Odisha Research Conclave 2021, organized by Utkal University in collaboration with Odisha State Higher Education Council

His Excellency Prof. Ganeshi Lal, honorable Governor of Odisha visiting the poster session during Odisha Research Conclave 2021

Inaugural function of Research Scholars’ Conclave 2021, organized by Utkal University

Esteemed judges interacting with research scholars during poster presentation