The Directorate of Research was established in 2004 to co-ordinate all research activities in SD Agricultural University (SDAU) and to administer / monitor the activities of Research Stations situated in different parts of University. The Directorate is headed by the Director of Research who is supported by scientists from various faculties in carrying out the activities of the Directorate.
There are 28 Research Stations grouped under the control of Director of Research, SDAU, Gujarat.
The Director of Research is the Nodal Officer for implementing the schemes funded by ICAR and other external agencies including NATP. The procedure for monitoring the University research sub projects in an effective manner through centralized system was dispensed and decentralized monitoring system by the respective technical University Officers for effective implementation is presently in operation. Due to decentralization, the schemes, research sub-projects etc. other than Region we are being monitored by the concerned University Officer / Directorate.
The newer research schemes funded by various agencies are implemented at various centers with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor. Generally, these schemes are prepared as University research sub projects and got approved for effective implementation. Besides, University research sub projects are also prepared by the scientists working in the University under Plan and Non-plan scheme on the research aspects that warrants action by the scientists on the day to day issues.