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» Advisor- Prof. Harish Trivedi , Advisor, Academic Publications
In the ancient Indian text, the first of the Vedas, the Rig Veda says in the opening stanza- “Let noble thoughts come from every direction”. The universities must recognize this. Knowledge systems exist outside the formal walls. More than half of the experience comes from experiences outside the classrooms. A classroom should melt away from today’s notion (of space) into things connected with society. University systems must be well connected to the needs of society. Get young minds to engage in the ferment. When there are challenges, the youth get inspired. Our Innovation Projects and other initiatives like Gyanodaya, the college-on-wheels have played a major role in taking this idea forward.
Prof. Dinesh Singh
The publication of the DU Journal of Undergraduate Research and Innovation (DUJURI) marks a new academic achievement. While it is commonly believed that research is undertaken at an advanced post graduate level of higher education, the journal shows that research can flow from worthwhile projects pursued by teachers and students at undergraduate institutions. Vice Chancellor, Professor Dinesh Singh, had suggested the idea of the journal when reports came in pertaining to several remarkable examples in the Innovation projects scheme that were also seen displayed at Antardhvani’s Innovation Plaza. From concept to hands-on experiments to formulating the outcomes, our research teams demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude.
The journal is the enduring result of such enterprise. Comprising of twenty two articles on a variety of science subjects they offer a spectrum of concerns seeking attention in India. Presented with maturity and confidence, the findings or suggested directions for study engage often with contemporary challenges. The articles have been peer reviewed by eminent scholars. The journal is now open to the public through the online platform at the University of Delhi. I hope students, teachers and scholars around the world will read it and respond with dialogues on the subjects covered.
For a few years, University of Delhi has a scheme to encourage research at the undergraduate level. As a part of this some Innovation Projects at the colleges are funded by the University. Any research project is not complete till the results are summarized and communicated so as to let the rest of the world know the salient features of the work and what has been achieved. As a part of this endeavour, the University of Delhi has come up with this journal for Undergraduate Research and Innovation (DUJURI). It is a humble beginning but with the eforts of all involved one hopes that it will grow into one whose subsequent issues everyone will look forward to. All research articles have been peer reviewed by eminent scholars. We would like to thank all the referees who have spared their valuable time. I also thank all who have contributed and hope that more people will contribute in future.