The key to success in any research program is to successfully secure extramural research funding. The purpose of the seed money is to develop preliminary data to compete for larger grant funding. The university seeks to develop large departmental or centres of excellence which will spur substantive research in critical areas as well as obtain projects in specialized areas that will help build overall research capability in a broad range of areas. The strategic projection is to reach a projected level of about 30 crores in five years. At the same time the University wishes to add some centres of excellence in areas of its strengths. This includes nanotechnology, wireless networks, chemical and environmental engineering and green technologies.