One of the prime objectives of the DRI is to implement the research policy of the University. The DRI plans, implements and monitors research activities at all the levels. It helps the constituent institutes in identifying and collaborating with different funding agencies, research organisations, laboratories of national repute, etc. It organises research related training programmes for the faculty. It also facilitates the faculty and students in filing patents. Further, is is involved in framing and implementing different research promotion schemes of the University, developing a bank of thrust areas, etc.