SCRI at a Glance

SCRI at a Glance

About SCRI

Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI), established in 2009, is the dedicated department of SIU for promoting and facilitating research among students and faculty. Through its academic and administrative services, SCRI enables researchers to achieve excellence in their work, and eventually, translates SIU’s vision of creation of knowledge for the benefit of the Society into reality. SCRI administers the doctoral programme under the following Faculty: Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health Sciences, Media and Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering. SCRI administers and looks after Ph.D. programme at SIU in addition to various support-services related to Research Projects, Publications, Conferences, Collaboration, Research Centres, Intellectual Property and Ethical conduct in research.

Researchers are encouraged to think innovatively outside the box and develop creative solutions to the challenges facing society. SCRI fosters collaboration between researchers from different disciplines and with external partners, such as industry and government. Such collaborations help to ensure that the research is relevant and impactful. SCRI is open and transparent about its research. This means publishing results in a timely manner and making them accessible to the public. SCRI is committed to using its research to benefit society. This means considering the ethical and social implications of the research and working to ensure that it is used for good. The seed money for student and faculty research completes the research ecosystem. Students and faculty are provided with opportunities through research collaboration, exposure to international conferences, seminars, workshops, and other resources.

Objectives of SCRI

  • To develop institutional research agenda and to formulate policies to nurture quality research culture within the University.
  • To create and enhance the knowledge of the disciplines, by establishing minimum standards for research activities at SIU.
  • To build research capacity and mentor researchers and facilitate research endeavours at SIU.
  • To set up systematic procedures for administration of research programmes.
  • To translate research outcomes into tangible benefits to the society in terms of technological, economic and social gains.


  • To promote socially relevant, locally need-based, nationally important, and globally significant research to resolve the problems at regional, national and global levels.
  • To align with the national priorities of the Government, reflected through various schemes and grants.
  • To encourage research that is applied, translational and leading to innovation.
  • To create research and development hub comprising medical facilities, diverse research centres, and constituent institutes that promote interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research significant to society.
  • To lead the development of capable and responsible human resource.

Major initiatives in this regard taken by the University include, but not limited to, are the following:

  • What types of pre-grant support services does the research and innovation department offer for extramural research grant applications?
  • Can the department assist with identifying relevant funding opportunities and navigating the grant application process?
  • Are there resources available to help researchers develop strong grant proposals, such as proposal writing workshops or consultations?
  • Can the department provide guidance on budget development and financial planning for the proposed research project?
  • Are there specific eligibility criteria or requirements that researchers should consider before applying for extramural research grants?
  • Can the department help with finding potential collaborators or forming interdisciplinary research teams for grant applications?
  • How can researchers access information about current trends and priorities in funding agencies or grant programs relevant to their research area?
  • Are there examples of successful grant proposals or best practices available for reference?
  • Can the department provide feedback or review services on draft grant proposals to help improve their competitiveness?
  • Are there any internal deadlines or processes that researchers should be aware of when seeking pre-grant support?
  • Can the department assist with identifying and addressing any potential ethical or compliance issues related to the proposed research project?
  • Can the department provide guidance on intellectual property considerations or technology transfer strategies for research projects funded through extramural grants?


SCRI epitomizes the Symbiosis vision, 'Promoting International Understanding through Quality Education and Research'

The philosophy of SCRI is to advance knowledge and create innovative solutions to real-world problems. It is a place where researchers have the freedom to explore new ideas and take risks, and where scholars can learn from and work with leading experts in their field. The following principles guide SCRI-SIU. SCRI is committed to producing the highest quality research, as evidenced by publications in top academic journals, presentations at international conferences, and successful grant applications, thus achieving academic excellence. SCRI is a hub for new ideas and technologies.

The philosophy of SCRI is also tailored to its specific mission and goals. SCRI is focused on healthcare research. It has a unique philosophy that is focused on engineering research. SCRI can put its philosophy into practice as follows. Provide researchers with the resources and support they need to succeed. This includes providing them with access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, as well as funding for their research. Offer opportunities for scholars to get involved in research. This includes graduate research assistantships, graduate programs, and internships. Host workshops and seminars to bring researchers together and share ideas. Partner with industry and government to develop and commercialize new technologies. Communicate the research through press releases, social media, and public lectures. By following these principles and practices, the university research and development centre is vital in advancing knowledge and creating a better future for all.


Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI),

Research & Developement cell,

Symbiosis International (Deemed University),

6th Floor of Symbiosis Institute of Technology,

Hill-base, Gram. Lavale, District Pune - 412115, India

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