Rajagiri as a Recognised Centre for Doctoral Research. The college was recognized as a Centre for Doctoral Research via Order No. AC.AII-1/504/87 dtd 6.5.1988 for Social Work, Sociology and allied Social Sciences, under M.G. University, Kottayam, Kerala.
Subsequently, the college was recognized as a Centre for Doctoral Research for Management Studies Via Order No. (Ac.A.II-3/1175/92 dt.30-11-1993) to facilitate Research Scholars (Full time and Part-time) registered for Ph.D. to carry out research on the subject approved by the University leading to the Ph.D. degree.
Promotion of Research Culture
Besides, promotion of research culture among faculty members and students is a significant activity undertaken by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences over the past many years. Required infrastructure in terms of space and equipment and support facilities are made available on the campus for undertaking research. All the faculty members are encouraged and empowered to take up research activities utilizing the existing facilities.
The College Management has also been actively engaging in evolving appropriate Research. Promotion policies and practices, making adequate resources available, encouraging active research involvement of teachers and scholars in research as well as recognizing any achievement of teachers through research.
The College collaborates with other agencies, institutions, research bodies for sharing research facilities and undertaking collaborative research. The College provides support in terms of financial, academic and human resources required and timely administrative decisions to enable faculty to submit project proposals and approach funding agencies for mobilizing resources for research. The institutional support to its faculty for submitting research projects and securing external funding through flexibility in administrative processes and infrastructure and academic support are noteworthy.