To keep pace with the technological developments happening in Industry, DSI has an excellent research atmosphere supported by a high caliber staff. Professors having rich academic/Industry and R & D exposure with experience of having worked in reputed National and International organizations drive the research activities in the campus. DSI offers a quality research training experience for its students with state of the art facilities in various departments. DSI maintains its relevance to world-class research by linking with industry, business and leading R & D organizations through local and international research networks.
There are Twenty one Research centers recognized by the Visvesvaraya Technological University. Heads of each Department coordinate all the research activities of the university and monitor the M.Phil, M.S and Ph.D research programs from admission to the award of degrees, ensuring quality in research and compliance with the rules and regulations of the university. There are more than 120 candidates who have registered for Ph.Ds in different research centers of DSI.
DSI is committed to provide excellence in research and contribute to the development of innovative technologies for the future. Each department have worked out & identified two thrust areas of research for undertaking as a major program of the department. Under each thrust area the departments are supporting student project at Under-Graduate level, Project work at Post Graduate level and formulation of R & D project for getting support from sponsoring agencies. Sponsored Research Programs in different fields of Engineering are in progress with a total projects funding of Rs. 3 crores. AICTE, Institution of Engineers, VTU,DRDO, ISRO, DST, DBT have sponsored projects to different departments. All these sponsored Research projects are implemented in each department under the umbrella of RIIC,which is a registered R & D unit by DSIR.
Advisory Committees are set up for each department with experts from Industries and R&D organizations. The advisory committees help the departments in all their Research Initiatives. Forty Two MOUs have been signed with various Industries such as IBM, Unisys, Intel, FKCCI and other SMEs.