Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College is a premier teaching and research institute based in the heart of Mumbai, in Matunga. The Research Cell envisages promotion of innovative quality research. It has a strong legacy of research culture. The institution has produced over 500 doctorates and currently offers 13 Ph.D programmes, four in subjects of the humanities and nine in the science field.
We have a large spectrum of research areas with 38 research guides that play a pivotal role in catalyzing multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research culture. The college nurtures a very strong interaction with the industry for the industrial research activities and the industrial services in R&D offered by the college has enabled it to be recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India. The college also has active research collaboration with other reputed institutions and organisations at local, regional and national level.
The college has a long tradition of fostering and nurturing research within its academic environment. To facilitate greater access to research, the college has mobilized funding resources by joining hands with philanthropic partners, Mr. Anil N. and Mrs. Neeta A. Netravali, who have generously given a Netravali Fellowship to a deserving doctorate research student enrolled with the College. The student will be awarded a travel scholarship of up to Rs. 50,000/- to make an oral presentation of a research paper at a national seminar / symposium / conference or any other scientific event or session. The SBK TRAVEL AWARD: Smt. Balasaraswathy Krishnan (SBK) was given in honour of two outstanding female faculty members, Dr. Ms. ROHINI SIVABALAN from the Life Sciences field and Prof. Ms. KALPAGAM RAGHURAMAN from the Chemistry field who belong to a list of inspirational faculty leaders in the history of this esteemed academic Institution. Besides this, there’s a travel award with a grant of US $ 500/- to each awardee presenting a paper at an International/ National Conference/Symposia for which the awardee has been selected to present their paper, offered annually to a student / Doctoral fellow / Junior faculty in each area. The Alumni Association of Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College has also contributed in providing the seed money to the UG, PG and PhD students from all disciplines for their research projects. The initiatives taken by the institution towards scientific knowledge intend to set a standard for research that is progressive and innovative.