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Faculty at FLAME University enjoys enormous opportunities and avenues for cutting-edge research in their respective areas of specialization strengthening the vision, awareness and synergy of the inter-disciplinary approach of education.

Excellence achieved through this research, in turn, creates new learning and further enriches the diversity of knowledge by synthesizing and integrating insights from a range of disciplines. This unique academic cooperation between multiple disciplines does transcend the boundaries of disciplines, and results in an insightful and consequential research output. This process of creating synergy between excellence and diversity - a dynamic motion that advances academic learning through constant interconnectivity - is the basic driving force that refines education and research at the University.




Pharmaceutical sector is one of the largest industrial sectors in India and has been a power intensive industry. In addition to this, it is one of the largest employments generating industry, having said so it is also one of the largest contributors to the Carbon emissions in the environment. With increase in global demand the production capacities have been increased but many of the sectors continue to operate on the similar model as theyused to operate in the past decade, which is not the sustainable model in the long runespecially in lieu of the global warming and deteriorating climatic conditions. In continuation to the earlier study carried out on “Market Analysis of Energy Management in Pharmaceuticals and Steel Industry in Maharashtra” - ISSN NO : 2249-7455. This article studies the possibilities for deployment of new and clean energy for bulk power consuming industry likePharmaceuticals Sector, which can help them reduce carbon emission in addition to cost reduction of their power requirement.


The procurement of food grains by the government agencies under the Indian food program has been an important policy towards the achievement of self-reliance in food grains production. However, the rising food subsidy, especially in the last decade, including a skewed procurement pattern, raise various concerns before the policymakers. In this paper, an effort is made to provide a policy direction to move towards a balanced procurement plan across the states and to reduce the relevant operational cost. A game-theoretic model is formulated with three players: the central agency, a surplus state, and a deficit state for representation at three different levels. It has been found that a quantity-based incentive to the deficit state would address both the issues. The optimal incentive would depend on the amount of change in procurement in a state. However, beyond a threshold value, it would have no impact on the optimal incentive. Procurement cost parameters of the deficit state are more sensitive not only for the decrease in the relevant operational cost but also for the balanced procurement between the states. Besides, with a rise of the inter-state transportation cost, the scope of relevant operational cost reduction before the central agency increases


Traditional libraries around the world are integrating cutting-edge technologies, such as data mining, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and voice-based search, to transform themselves into smart libraries. However, what elements make a library smart? How does one estimate the smartness of a library? To address these fundamental questions five elements and fifteen subelements that make a library smart were identified from a comprehensive review of the literature. A fuzzy-based model for use computing a library's smartness index was developed around these elements/subelements. Ease of use of this model was demonstrated by applying it to measure the smartness of a large academic library in South Asia.



We study the evolution and relationships between sub-fields of Physics using the large data set of articles published in the various physical review journals from 1985-2010. Each article is assigned to some PACS codes by their authors which represent specific sub-fields of Physics. We construct a weighted network with nodes as PACS codes and there is a link between two PACS codes if there is an article assigned to both these codes. The weight of a link represents the number of articles in which both PACS codes appears. We study the time evolution of PACS network at various hierarchy levels of PACS codes. We observe that sub-fields Physics of elementary particles and fields, Nuclear Physics and Condensed matter physics have stronger connections inside the field compared to connections to other sub-fields. We also observe that both condensed matter physics sub-fields are strongly related compared to any other pair of sub-fields