His Excellency, the Governor of Maharashtra and the Chancellor of the Universities in the State of Maharashtra, Hon’ble Shri. S.M. Krishna had initiated Avishkar Research Convention in the academic year 2007-2008. The convention is designed with the intention to develop a research culture and scientific temper among the students, scholars and teachers from under-graduate to doctoral level in the state of Maharashtra.The activity will also help to develop skill, review new dimensions of explored areas of knowledge as well as the unexplored areas of enquiry.

The Inter-collegiate Zonal / District Level Avishkar Research Convention will be conducted on behalf of University in different Zones / Districts as declared by University of Mumbai.

The Zones / Districts will be declared by Director, Students’ Welfare, University of Mumbai in consultation with Director, B.C.U.D. and Advisory Committee,

Students of the University are allowed to participate in any of the following category / discipline irrespective of their own discipline / course.

Categories / Disciplines:-
Category 1: Humanities, Languages and Fine Arts
Category 2: Commerce, Management and Law
Category 3: Pure Sciences
Category 4: Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
Category 5: Engineering and Technology
Category 6: Medicine and Pharmacy

The students can participate in above disciplines in the following level where fit eligible.

Levels Level 1: Undergraduate Students (UG);Level 2: Postgraduate Students (PG);Level 3: Post PG Students (PPG);Level 4: In-service Teachers (TH)

From last three years University of Mumbai conducting Final round of AVISHKAR (Category 5) at A.C. Patil College of Engineering, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai