Dean (R&D)

Manjunath V. Joshi received the B.E. degree from the University of Mysore, Mysore, India, and the M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, India. Currently, he is serving as Professor and Dean (R & D) at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), Gandhinagar, India. He has been involved in active research in the areas of Signal and Image Processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Adversarial Machine Learning, Remote Sensing, and Cognitive Radio and is a co-author of several publications in quality journals and conferences. He has also co-authored four books. So far, nine PhD students have been graduated under his supervision. Dr. Joshi was a recipient of the Outstanding Researcher Award in Engineering Section by IIT Bombay in 2005. He was also a recipient of the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award by Infineon India and the Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Award for the year 2006–2007 in the field of information technology constituted by the Government of Gujarat, India. He served as a Program Co-Chair for the 3rd ACCV Workshop on E-Heritage, 2014 held at Singapore. He was honoured with a plaque of appreciation for achieving excellence in teaching and research at DA-IICT on the occasion of Teachers’ Day 5th September 2015. He has served as Visiting Professor at IIT Gandhinagar, IIIT Vadodara.  Also, as Ph.D/M.Tech thesis examiner for IIT students and as one of the members of faculty selection committee for IIT Jammu. He has visited Germany, Italy, France, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, South Korea, Indonesia and contributed to research in his area of expertise. For more details please refer to

Message from the Desk of Dean (R&D)

Thanks for visiting the Dean (R&D) website. DAIICT is committed towards developing and maintaining the highest standards in both teaching and research. Engineering with Humanities and Social Sciences at DAIICT provides a best environment that fosters inter-disciplinary research in cutting edge areas. The faculty at DAIICT contributes to sponsored research and industrial collaboration in different areas. It is my pleasure to inform that research contribution by the faculty has grown over the last decade. Funding support from sponsored research and consultancy has increased in the past few years and so has the number of publications and monographs.

DAIICT has a very healthy ambience on campus, clearly an attractive center for generation of ideas, concepts, and technologies. Collaboration with leading universities and industry provides us the motivation for conducting meaningful research. Our Institute website provides a great deal of information on its people, activities, and resources. It is indeed a right moment to invite prospective students and faculty to explore.

I am privileged to be part of DAIICT that thrives to get the best minds of our country and abroad to build world class engineers and researchers. All this success is due to the dedication of my colleagues towards academic activities by bringing their experience into high quality teaching and research. We express our thanks to sponsoring agencies for their encouragement by funding our research. We, at DAIICT are committed to hard work in taking the Institute to the next level.

Functions of Office of the Dean (R&D)

The Office of Dean (R&D) implements policies and procedures relating to the following matters:

(i). Carrying out /monitoring any sponsored project, consultancy project, including manpower requirement;

(ii). Submission of project proposals to the funding agencies;

All sponsored projects are monitored by an internal committee consisting of the Director, Dean (R&D) and PI of the respective project. There is a purchase policy for externally sponsored projects.

  • For capital expenditures of Rs. 20,000/- or above, approval of Dean (R&D) is required.
  • For capital expenditures of Rs. 1 lakh or above, a purchase committee is constituted by Dean (R&D).

The office of Dean (R&D) also oversees organisation and /or participation by faculty and research scholars in workshops, seminars and conferences. There is an Institute-wide policy to support presentation of research papers by faculty and research scholars at academic conferences in India or abroad. A Cumulative Professional Development Allowance (CPDA) of Rupees 3 lakhs is earmarked for every block of three years on reimbursable basis to the faculty (after confirmation of their service) for participating in both national and international conferences and workshops.

The office of Dean (R&D) also creates awareness of funding opportunities through Institute’s Research Promotion Committee. For new faculty, a seed grant of up to Rs. 5 lakhs is granted on approval of the proposal by Dean (R&D) through the Institute’s Research Promotion Committee.

Dean (R&D) office also promotes Entrepreneurship and Innovation. A Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at DA-IICT (CEID) is established at DA-IICT with Dean (R&D) as its member of the Board of Governors. CEID has the status of a section 8 Company.

Dean (R&D) is the Faculty Convenor of the Research Club, a student club to spread awareness among students about research and help them climb some milestones. It is intended to provide a social setting to stimulate inter-disciplinary research among the student at DA-IICT.

Dean (R&D) Office

Phone: (+91) 079-68261594

E-mail: dean_research[at]daiict[dot]ac[dot]in

Secretary to Dean (R&D)

Mr. Satyabir Singh

Phone: (+91) 079-68261648

E-mail: satyabir_singh[at]daiict[dot]ac[dot]in