Salesian Research Centre


Enhancing the intellectual capital of the teaching community of the region and generating locally relevant knowledge for policy making and societal transformation


  1. To bring together scholars undergoing research on the region from anywhere.
  2. To bring together scholars from the region doing research on any area anywhere.
  3. To encourage groups and individuals seeking research capabilities from the region.
  4. To promote research capabilities in the location specific disadvantaged institutions of higher education.
  5. To bring the available resources from various governmental and non governmental agencies across the country and in different parts of the world for research related activities.
  1. Salesian Research Centre shall be an extension/outreach programme of Salesian College coordinated from both its campuses.
  2. The committee of coordination of the Research Centre shall consist of a Director and a team selected from among the permanent staff holding a PhD degree and minimum of five years teaching and research experience.
  3. The management of finances and its moveable and immovable property shall be the responsibility of the College after due consideration of the proposals made by the coordination committee.
  4. The Committee shall meet at least thrice a year to plan and evaluate the progress of the activities of the Research Centre.
  1. Office space /Website
  2. Work station for the fellows/scholars admitted on specific tasks for the duration as shall be specified in the admission contract for research fellowship
  3. Library and access to Inflibnet Digital Resources of NLIST Consortia
  4. Internet Facility
  5. Reprography
  6. Special assistance for the Other-abled

Ongoing Research Commitment entered into after the September IUS Education Group Meeting in Sao Paolo.

  1. Fr (Prof) George Thadathil, Principal, Salesian College
Centre Coordinator
  1. Fr. Tomy Augustine sdb
  1. Dr Gunjeet Aurora
  2. Dr Dipankar Rudra
  3. Dr Deepjoy Katwal
  4. Mr. Bikash Sharma
  1. Mr Barun Roy
  2. Dr Terence Mukhia
IFCU Project Director
  1. Fr Dr George Chepakathinal, sdb
Field Investigator
  1. Ms. Helena Lepcha

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Principal, Salesian College

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Project summary

The RESIDE (Residential building energy demand reduction in India) project will help support the improvement of living conditions for millions of Indian citizens through establishing the knowledge base to develop a residential building code for high quality, low-energy housing across all five climatic zones in India.

The project brings together an interdisciplinary team of architects, engineers, digital scientists, urban planners and behavioural researchers to assess all aspects of the residential energy use problem, including performance of the building fabric; in-home appliances including heating, ventilation and air conditioning; indoor environment and occupant behaviour.

The project is led by Professor Rajat Gupta of Oxford Brookes University. The RESIDE India team is led by Principal Investigator, Dr Vishal Garg, from IIIT Hyderabad and Co-investigator, Prof Jyotirmay Mathur, from MNIT Jaipur, and the University of the West of England, Bristol (Dr Sonja Dragojlovic-Oliveira, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Dr Tim Chatterton and Dr Emily PrestwoodAQMRC).

Project details

Funding bodies: Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST); EPSRC and ESRC; as part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme on Energy demand reduction in the Built Environment as part of the Joint India/UK Newton Bhabha Fund.

Collaborators: Oxford Brookes University; IIIT Hyderabad; MNIT Jaipur; and UWE Bristol.

Dates: 1 November 2017 – 31 October 2021.


  1. Holding regular (semester/trimester wise) workshops of Research Scholars.
  2. Encouraging young scholars to gain experience in research under the guidance of senior researchers and in collaboration with research networks.
  3. Shall provide financial assistance to the researchers on terms and conditions that shall be specified by the Institute depending on the availability of resources and the nature of research project submitted by the scholar.
  4. Enable scholars to avail of assistance from governmental or non-governmental agencies and other research centres and institutes.
  5. The annual Report of the Institute shall be submitted to the Governing Body of  the College and made available on its website.
Project Completed:

“Study on Low Enrollment in Higher Education Among the Tribal Communities of Doars in North Bengal”
Funded By: ICSSR
Principal Investigator: Dr Sukanto Banerjee

Collaborative Project:

Department of Political Science with Department of Philosophy, Assam University, Silchar on “Remembering Gandhi: Gandhi, Non-Violence and Democracy

Collaboration on Book Project:

Education Group of Salesian University Institutions on “Youth and Human Rights


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