The institute envisages to be known for its collaborative and interdisciplinary research and has set up a few thematic centres for research. More such centres are in the pipeline. The interdisciplinary research centres are with a major focus on research. These centres also run MTech programs and offer minor courses/electives for BTech programs. Collaborative research centres, on the other hand, are research-only entities. The centre administration will be with the Head of the Centre (HoC) and the Centre Consultative Committee, chaired by the HoC. The current centres are as follows.
- Centre for Computational Imaging
- Biological Physics and Chemistry laboratory
- Smart Agri-Tech - SATCARD
- Centre for Renewable Energy -CoRE
- Centre for Robotics & Control
The computational labs, research labs with large institute funded equipment, and research-cum-teaching labs and associated infrastructure will all be common institute facilities. These facilities will be headed by a Chairperson and would consist typically of large and/or sophisticated equipment whose upkeep and maintenance would be the responsibility of respective faculty-in-charge. The Chairperson for the facility would head a managing committee made up of a subset of faculty-in-charges on a rotational basis to administer the running of these facilities.