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Research

Researchers

Excellence in research is core to the mission of Université des Mascareignes. Our aim is to create an environment in which both disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinarity thrives. Interdisciplinary research conducted at our University aims to address the social, economic, technological, environmental and global challenges facing our country. Through collaboration at the intersection of disciplines, we aim to bring answers to complex questions of global significance. We conduct interdisciplinary research that drives innovation and benefits society and the economy. We engage in research areas which are in line with the economic development of the country and national priorities. Our research encompasses three main areas: Sustainable Development, Information Technology and Humanities and Social Sciences. Our research collaborations with the industry, government and international researchers enable access to leading research which can be directed to business-specific, country-specific and global challenges.
  • Dr. Krishnah Moortee Saurty

    Docteur En Sciences De l’Education (Université De Limoges) Co-Directeur De l’INCRE (Institut Numérique De La Connaissance Et De La REcherche). Responsable Du Projet FOAD (E-Learning) A l’Université Des Mascareignes (UDM). Responsable Scientifique Du Projet MANOUÉ (Mascareignes Normandie Pour Le Numérique En Education). Membre Associé Des Chercheurs Du CIRNEF (Centre Interdisciplinaire De Recherche Normand En Education & Formation, Université De Caen Et De Rouen, France). Co-Rédacteur En Chef : Revue Frantice, No 17 : Les Humanités Numériques Pour Penser L’éducation Et La Formation. Porteur De La Convention Internationale Sur La FOAD Entre l’Université Des Mascareignes & l’Université De Caen, Normandie. Enseignement En Formation À Distance A l’Université Des Mascareignes.
  • Dr. Neelam Pirbhai-Jetha

    The main interests of Dr. Neelam Pirbhai-Jetha, lie in Mauritian literature. She has participated in conferences organised by Aberystwyth University, the University of Delhi and Bourgogne Franche-Comté University among others. She embarked on research in digital humanities and recently participated in an international conference organised by AUPTIC 2019 (Switzerland), University of Western Australia and an international seminar organised by Sorbonne Universités, the University of Mauritius and l’institut Français de Maurice.
  • Dr. Nirmal Kumar Betchoo

    Dr Nirmal Kumar Betchoo is Dean of Faculty at the Université des Mascareignes. He holds a DBA (Switzerland), an MBA (Scotland) as well as Graduate of the professional examinations of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Administrative Management (UK). He is the author of 12 books published nationally and internationally. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in international refereed journals. He is external editor for the Journal of Mass Communications (USA) and the European Scientific Journal (ESJ). So far, he has reviewed some 150 papers. He presented research papers in conferences held in Mauritius and abroad particularly in London, Athens, Porto and Barcelona. He is subject specialist for the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) in Mauritius for post-graduate programmes in management. Dr Betchoo writes extensively for the local press where he has published lead papers out of some 150 articles he has published since 2012. His consultancy works include: Trainer for women entrepreneurs, Paper moderator for the University of Technology and the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development, Supervisor for Ph. D students along with his 33-year teaching experience out of which 24 have been devoted to teaching excellence at the tertiary level. In 2019, Dr Betchoo participated in the Biennial Commonwealth Conference (London) on natural risks and disasters.  A book chapter on this issue is awaited.  He worked with the Mauritius Research Council Panel on Innovation and Competitiveness Index, and edited a 5-year strategy with the Human Resource Development Council.  He published an article in the special edition of ‘Diplomacy and Beyond’ Journal (India) along with another one in the Mauritius Institute of Education Journal.  He is also Lead Guest Editor of Singapore Piscomed Business and Management Journal. He teams with a University of Mauritius panel on a TEC funded research on language translation in Kreol and English.
  • Dr. Rajeshwar Goodary

    Specialized in Ground Improvement techniques, Dr Rajeshwar Goodary holds a PhD in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. Before joining UdM, Dr Goodary was employed as Consulting Civil and Structural Engineer at ‘Servansingh Jadav and Partners Consulting Engineers Ltd, Mauritius’. Currently he is actively engaged in research in the field of ground improvement and related topics with numerous research papers published in international journals and indexed conference proceedings. Dr Goodary has published jointly with over 20 co-authors worldwide and holds several collaborations with international universities and researchers. He is regularly invited by neighbouring universities to lecture Geotechnics in the region and also serves as Scientific Committee Member to several international conferences besides being permanent reviewer for several high-impact factor journals and conferences, likewise ‘Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier)’, ‘Environmental Geotechnics’, ‘International Conference in Geotechnical Research and Engineering’, among others. Being specialized in the field of soil mechanics, Dr Goodary is extensively involved in consultancy works, undertaken by UdM for the private sector and having served as Head of the Civil and Environmental Department and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development formerly, he is currently the Founding Dean and Head of the Geotechnical Laboratory where he provides guidance and supervises PhD students.
  • Dr. Randhir Roopchund

    Dr. Randhir Roopchund has a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Open University of Mauritius. His doctoral thesis was entitled ‘Towards a Conceptual Framework for Public Universities in Mauritius’. He has published more than 20 research papers in ABS and ABDC Ranked and Scopus indexed journals. He is a reviewer for International Journal of Global Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Isssues (Q1 Scimago), International Journal of Management in Education and Tertiary Education Commission Conference. He is also part of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences(ABS ranked UK) and International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship(Scopus and ABDC Listed). He won the Best Paper award for the Educational Track at Nanyang Technological University(Singapore) in 2016.
  • Dr. Swaleha Peeroo

    Swaleha Peeroo is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Management at the Université des Mascareignes, Mauritius. She is also the Head of the Doctoral School. She holds a Maitrise Administration Economique et Sociale mention Administration et Gestion des Entreprises from the Université des Sciences Sociales, Toulouse, France and a PhD from the Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom. Her PhD thesis focuses on the use of social media within the retail sector. She has several conference papers and has published papers in the ABS and ABDC ranked journal: The International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management and the Journal of Marketing Communications. She has also contributed a chapter in the ‘Digital Social Responsibility’ book edited by leading academics at the University of Cardiff, United Kingdom. She was awarded the ‘Best paper in retail marketing track’ at the Academy of Marketing Conference 2014, Bournemouth, United Kingdom. She is also a reviewer for the Social Responsibility Journal and the International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management.
  • Dr. Tyagaraja S. Modelly (Kesseven) Cunden

    PhD in the field of Wind Engineering - Université des Mascareignes MPhil in Wind Energy Resource Assessment – Université des Mascareignes BEng Mechanical Engineering, First Class with Honours – Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), University of Allahabad, India.
  • Mr Arvin Jugmohun

    Mr Arvin Jugmohun is holder of a Bsc(Hons) Management studies and a Master in Business Administration. For the last 22 years, he has been serving as academic in Accounting, Finance and Management at Universite des Mascareignes. Previously, he was Manager at Coopers and Lybrand responsible for training professional staff in Accountancy. He has also worked at De Chazal du Mee in Accounting, Auditing and Consultancy fields and was responsible for training Managers and Directors of World Bank financed projects in Africa.
  • Mr. Deoduth Mawooa

    I was awarded an upper second class B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mauritius. As former Head of GEMA department, I was responsible for the setting up of new programs such as the DUST,LT/BSc(Hons) in Electomechanical Engineering, LP/BSc(Hons) GMIHI, BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering(minor energy system) CRPE approved and the first Master en Maintenance des systèmes Industriels in collaboration with the Université de Limoges. Before joining the Université des Mascareignes, he worked as Lecturer for the Institut Supérieur de Technologie (May 2001-2012); Trainee Mechanical Engineer at the Central Water Authority (1999- April 2001); Industrial Maintenance and M&E design Engineer at the Socota Textile Mills ltd (1998-1999); Sales & Technical Engineer at Krane Trading & Protector training services ltd (Aug 1997-Dec 1997) and finally as Customer care supervisor at Bowman International ltd (May 1997-July 1997). I am a certified MQA trainer and has also collaborated with the central procurement board, Mauritius on various projects as Bid Evaluators. Moreover, I was a Reviewer for the Mauritius Research council on the Collaborative Research and Innovation Grant Scheme (CRIGS) projects. My recent research interest is to investigate solar cooling as a means to optimize the energy efficiency of compressed air systems in the Mauritian manufacturing Industries.
  • Mr. Mahomed Roshan Oodally

    I am currently the Head of the Banking & Finance Department. Also, I am completing my doctoral research on “Managerial Leadership Styles, Organisational Culture, and Job Satisfaction:  Empirical Evidence from Université Des Mascareignes”.  I have participated in conferences and have published research papers.
  • Mr. Rajkiran Dewdharee

    Mr. Rajkiran Dewdharee is a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering. He is currently teaching undergraduate courses mainly on Site Planning, Materials, Construction Drawings, Quantity surveying, Project management and Land Surveying. R. Dewdharee has a Master in Civil Engineering-Highway and Traffic Engineering from the Université Artois (France). Before joining the Université des Mascareignes, he worked for General Construction Company Ltd (Mauritius) and Eiffage-Pradeau Morin-(France). He is also an ex-student of UDM.
  • Mr. Roodheer Beeharry

    Senior lecturer/ Researcher in the Civil& Environmental Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Université des Mascareignes. Modules delivery in Civil Engineering Materials Technology, Highway Engineering and Traffic Engineering. PhD scholar working on a Thesis entitled ‘EXPLORING POWERED TWO-WHEELERS CRASHES IN A SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATE (SIDS) – MAURITIUS’
  • Mr. Roshan Ramlogun

    Mr Roshan Ramlogun initially graduated with a BTech(hons) in Civil Civil Engineering from the University of Mauritius. He worked in industry for some time and then joined as Trainer of Technicians at the Lycée Polytechnique Sir Guy Forget. He followed several trainings in France at the ENS Cachan, Paris and Université de Limoges (UL), France in the field of Education, Pedagogy, Didactics and Technology. He joined the Institut Supérieur de Technologie as Lecturer for the training of Advanced Technicians and then completed his Master in "Inspection, Maintenance et Réparation des Ouvrages d'Art" from UL, France where he worked on a research project on the use of NDT. Mr Roshan Ramlogun then joined the Université des Mascareignes where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer. He worked on several research projects and also shouldered several responsibilities like Course Coordinator, Head of Department, Program Coordinator and Social Media Admin.
  • Mr. Seeven Amic

    Conducting active research in the general umbrella field of cybersecurity, Amic specializes in the security provided by cryptographic primitives, algorithms and schemes. He has a keen interest in cryptanalysis and design of cryptographic algorithms and their applications, namely, IoT, blockchain, data and communications security. Amic experiments with new techniques of cryptanalysis including machine learning and deep learning.
  • Mrs. Nazneen Jackaria

    Specialist in management, Mrs Nazneen Jackaria has an MSc in Management from University of Surrey (UK) and a BA (Hons) Accountancy from London Guildhall University (UK). Before joining the Université des Mascareignes, she worked as an Accounts teacher at Loreto Convent College, Port-Louis, Mauritius. Mrs Nazneen Jackaria research interest is multi- disciplinary and has researched on religion, consumer behavior and marketing.