Research @ DIT University

  • Consultancy work

    The University considers Consultancy Projects as an important means for extending benefit of scientific research of the University to various sections of the industry and government, thus broadening the experience base of the University community.

    It contributes to the industrial and economic growth of the state and country as a whole. Consultancy services are encouraged in specialized areas where the University has exclusive competency, and not the areas of routine work. The faculty members, while undertaking such projects, are expected to uphold the reputation and prestige of the University at all times.


  • Dr. Debopam Acharya
    Dean R & C
  • Dr. Debopam Acharya is Professor, Dean of School of Computing and Dean RNC at DIT University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. He earned his PhD in Computer Sciences from University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA in 2006, M.Tech in Computer Science and Technology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India in 2003 and B.E. (Hons.) in Computer Science and Engineering from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, India in 2000.

    His research interests are in various areas of Internet of Things, Mobile Sensing and Smart Environment. Dr. Acharya’s work has been published in leading international conferences and journals and funded by several national and international organizations like the Ministry of Electronics and IT- Govt. of India, Dell India, BlackBerry, etc.

    Prior to joining DIT University, Dr. Acharya has worked at various organisations in the United States and India. He has worked in the Location based Services group in Garmin International, Olathe, Kansas, USA, Tenure Track faculty in the department of Computer Sciences in Georgia Southern University, Georgia, USA and as Founding Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Shiv Nadar University, India where he chaired the department till 2018.

  • Research theme

    Since its inception in 2013, one of the prime goals of DITU is to apply the potential strength of individuals and the departments to provide high quality research through learning and knowledge sharing.

The main objectives of the DITU’s research initiatives are to:

  • Instill research culture throughout the university.

  • Promote internal mechanisms which may facilitate achieving high quality research.

  • Achieve international-quality research in selected themes, encouraging a certain amount of fundamental research whilst focusing on applied research.

  • Improve the depth and breadth of research in the University, as reflected in year-on-year growth of research scholars.

  • Support academic activities of the university by supplementing with research oriented courses in on-going undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

  • Encourage the research fraternity at DITU to write research proposals, attract funding for projects that are of prime importance in the present global scenario.

The University got its University status in the year 2013. The research programs at the DITU had progressed as follows:

  • PhD Programme started with only five full time students
  • Thirty four more students registered in 2014.
  • Presently more than sixty students are enrolled for PhD programme at DITU.
  • Forty-eight students appeared through at least one RDC and their research topics have been finalized.
  • Over 300 research papers have been published in high impact Journals in which more then 70 papers are in SCI.
  • Few new research labs have been added and some more have been planned.
  • Research scholars are offered fellowships/teaching assistantship to support themselves.
  • Seed money is offered to newly joined faculty to start-up their research programme before they could attract finances on projects from other funding agencies (List of funding agencies)
  • Currently, Twenty-eight fully funded research projects are running across the University in various disciplines of Physics, Electronics and Communication Engg.., Mechanical Engg., Electrical Engg., CSE, IT and Pharmacy. From which some of the projects are funded through seed money initiative of DIT University.
  • Out of above projects, six projects have been completed and some few more are in process of completion.
  • Faculties from DIT University have submitted about twenty-three projects amounting INR 6.25 Cr. to various national funding agencies like DST, UGC, CSIR, ICSER, ISRO, MoES, DBT, ICMR, UCOST, DRDO etc.
  • More than thirty Conferences/Symposia/workshops were organized by various departments of the DIT University.
  • DIT University encourages and funds its faculty members/ Research Scholars to attend National/International conferences held in India and abroad. A large number of our faculty participated (and presented papers) in such conferences in different parts of India.
  • In the last three years, several faculty members and research scholars of DIT University went to attend International Conferences in USA, United Kingdom, Belgium, China and Bangkok. More than nine participants also availed partial/fully financial support from University.