Director for Research

Research and Publication
Mission: BHU RPD aspires to uplift the national development needs through demand driven researches based on the policy directions of the country.
Vision: Aspiring to conduct problem-solving researches to become competent university both at national and international level. Aim: To carry out high standard researches and disseminate research outputs consistently that will contribute to the advancement of knowledge and understanding, promote the national goals of innovation, economic and social development and environmental sustainability. In addition, the office is aimed:To advance knowledge through creative research, innovation, and creativity across a wide range of academic disciplines. To extend knowledge through innovative educational programs in which students and emerging scholars are mentored to realize their highest potential and assume roles of leadership, responsibility, and service to society. To apply knowledge through local, national, and global engagement that will improve quality of life and enhance the economy of the country.
Thematic Area
Theme 1: In areas of Animal Production and Health, studies are needed on:
  • Development and promotion of livestock production and management; 
  • Pastoral and agropastoral productivity improvement:
  • poultry, beekeeping and cattle fattening; 
  • Rangeland management, animal feeding and nutrition; 
  • Indigenous knowledge and cultural stocks in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas;
  • Animal genetic resources conservation, improvement, and management; 
  • Livestock diseases, causes and impacts on public health and economy; 
  • Animal disease epidemiology and development of animal disease management packages; 
  • Indigenous knowledge and practices for animal health problems and related areas.
Theme 2: In areas of Plant Production and Protection studies are needed on: `
  • Crop protection and post-harvest technologies;
  • Indigenous trees/shrubs and medicinal/aromatic plants;
  • Integrate crop production and management of agro-forestry systems;
  • Crop improvement and adaptation;
  • Coffee production and supply;
  • Plant protection from disease and related areas.
Theme 3: In areas of Natural Resources Development, Environmental Protection and Conservation, emphasis is given to research on:
  • Forest problems and strategic options against deforestation and forest land degradation;
  • Fast growing, drought resistant and multi-purpose tree species establishment;
  • Loss of biodiversity and mechanisms to ecological balance;
  • Sustainable natural resource management and integrated watershed management;
  • Sustainable land conservation strategies;
  • Multi-purpose water resource assessment, development, utilization, and management
  • Indigenous knowledge on natural forest resource conservation and management;
  • Plant nutrition and environment sustainability aspect;
  • Conservation of coffee genetic resources;
  • Climate change and environmental protection issues;
  • Integrated pollution prevention and control and related areas.
Theme 4: In areas of Engineering, Energy, Computing and Technology, research should aim at the:
  • Exploration, supply and utilization of sustainable and reliable energy;
  • Natural resources, energy, and materials;
  • Technology and environment;
  • Construction industry and urban enhancement;
  • Adaptation, adoptation and transfer of locally relevant technology;
  • Fabrication/ development of bulk material, nanomaterial and nano devices;
  • Development and utilization of fast growing trees and bio-mass energy;
  • Development of equipment for generation and utilization of energy and energy technologies
  • suitable to the rural population;
  • Bioenergy production and implementation;
  • Information and communication technology;
  • Enhancing productivity of urban agriculture and environmental setting;
  • Agricultural products value chain and linkages between industry and agriculture;
  • Innovation, adoption, promotion and dissemination of appropriate technologies for integrated rural development;
  • Chemical analysis and agricultural chemistry and agro-industrial challenges;
  • Formulating, developing and enhancing computer technologies;
  • Development and application of statistical methods and mathematical theories;
  • Transformative new mathematical knowledge and application and related areas.
Theme 5: In the area of Mining, research should aim at the:
  • Assessment of potential rock quarry site;
  • Assessment of geological and geotechnical factors influencing the life roads span;
  • Metamorphism and deformation history of rocks;
  • Geological and geomorphological characterization of landforms;
  • Tectonic and Structural setting and history around;
  • Groundwater quality monitoring and vulnerability assessment
  • Groundwater exploration using resistivity method;
  • Groundwater flow modeling and transport modeling;
  • Determination of potential area of minerals;
  • The effect of geological structure and geomorphology on the occurrences of minerals;
  • Multipurpose geological and geotechnical map development and related areas.
Theme 6: In area of Health and Medicine, research need to be conducted on:
  • Prevention and contact of communicable and parasitic disease;
  • Maternal and Child Health (MCH) issue of Antenatal care service (ANC) and institutional delivery;
  • Family planning and reproduction health: utilization, knowledge, and attitude;
  • Diseases prevention and controlling mechanism;
  • Indigenous medicine;
  • Harmful traditional practice;
  • Food and nutrition study (malnutrition);
  • Infections and non-infections disease;
  • Health service system;
  • Bacteriological quality of protozoa and related areas.

Theme 7: In areas of Business and Economic Development, research should aim to deal with:

  • Logistics and supply chain management;
  • Public procurement and asset management system;
  • Value chain analysis in economic development;
  • Entrepreneurship, micro and small-scale enterprise;
  • Marketing;
  • Public budgeting, expenditure management, financial institutions, and reporting;
  • Taxation and auditing;
  • Management of change tools (BPR, BSC, KAIZEN, and DELIVEROLOGY) and related areas.
Theme 8: In areas of Human and Social Development, studies are needed on:
  • Language, literature, folklore, media and communication;
  • Human rights, federalism, conflict resolution, good governance and democracy;
  • Land law, water law and institutions, and leadership;
  • Political participation and rule of law;
  • Hydro-politics and water resource utilization;
  • Ethics and philosophy;
  • Indigenous knowledge and peace building;
  • Gender issues and women empowerment;
  • Socio- cultural dynamics, population and development;
  • History, heritage and tourism management;
  • Food security, disaster management and pastoral livelihood diversification;
  • Applied psychological issues and related areas.
Theme 9: In area of Quality Education for Sustainable Development, research should aim to study:
  • Access, quality, equity and relevance of education and trainings;
  • Education policy, leadership, guidance and counseling;
  • Science, mathematics, language education;
  • Assessment and evaluation of teaching-learning;
  • Business education and ICT in education and related areas.
  • Research Institutions
  • Institute of Gada Studies
Research Center
  • Kercha Research Center
  • Finchawa Research Center