Policy

Research Policy

Aims of the Research Policy:

The college is committed to promote a research culture among Faculty and students as basic and long term research provides the foundation for future development of the Institution. The research policy of the college aims to develop and promote scientific temper and research aptitude of all learners; to realize the vision and mission of the college and to identify research areas of academic, practical and socially relevant significance and in turn contributes to national development. It ensures the research activities of the college and confined to all applicable rules and regulations of the affiliating University as well as UGC to the established standards and norms relating to safe and ethical conduct of research. Our research policy provides a broad framework to the research activities with the following objectives:

Objectives:

  • To strengthen the institutional capacity for strategic, technical and operational planning, budgeting and control of all research activities of the college.
  • To create and administer a research fund for supporting and facilitating research initiatives and projects of faculty members and students.
  • To develop rules, procedures and guidelines for granting research support, instituting awards, and supporting all other related activities.
  • To develop rules, procedures and guidelines for granting study leave, sabbatical   leave, duty leave, reduction in workload, etc. for faculty members undertaking research activities.
  • To provide a modality of for proper coordination of all research activities of the college and aligning these to the vision and mission of the college and national development goals.
  • To prepare and regularly update the research agenda of the college outlining the preferred focus areas and priorities of research activities to be supported.
  • To guide faculty members in the effective integration research projects with the regular curriculum implementation and curriculum enrichment activities.
  • To identify and inform researchers about the appropriate research opportunities announced by different academic, research, industry or government organizations.
  • To promote interdisciplinary research and establish modalities for prepare and undertake joint research projects covering more than one knowledge domain as well as policies for involving external agencies/experts in such projects.
  • To define enabling framework for researchers to obtain sponsorships for research projects and which makes the participating researchers responsible for the successful implementation of the project.
  • To develop and promote linkages with the Research Council of the affiliating University and enable all the researchers of the college to benefit from the activities and programmes of the council.
  • To identify and establish linkages including MOUs for long term relationships with national and international research organizations for widening the scope of research opportunities and funding options available to the teachers and students of the college.
  • To identify and establish linkages including MOUs for long term relationships with industry bodies and individual companies for creating opportunities for teachers and students of the college to involve themselves in real life research projects and obtaining sponsorships.
  • To encourage and facilitate the publication of the research work / projects in reputed academic journals.
  • To encourage and facilitate the presentation/communication of the research work / projects as well as their findings and recommendations through academic events such as workshops / seminars / guest lectures or the media.

Code of Ethics for Research:

  • All students pursuing research in the college are expected to maintain high standards of integrity, honesty and professionalism in respect of all the work undertaken by them.
  • An ethics committee has been constituted and a Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)is adopted for monitoring research activities of the college.

 

Composition of Research Committee:

 

Research Committee will have the following composition

  1. Principal – Chairperson
  2. Coordinator – Member Secretary
  3. Four teachers – Members
  4. Industry/Academia representative - Member
  5. Two student representatives - Members

Research Cell may be expanded with the inclusion of more members if necessary. It may also set up and promote 'Action Groups' for managing specific projects / activities.

Research Policy implementation mechanism

The Research Cell of the college shall be responsible for implementing this research policy of the college by working closely with the college management. The specific roles and functions of the research cell will be as follows.

  • Facilitate the faculty in undertaking research and will work with the college management to set up a research fund for providing seed money.
  • Provide research facilities in terms of laboratory equipment, research journals and research incentives etc. required by the faculty.
  • Encourage and promote a research culture.
  • Encourage the faculty to undertake research by collaborating with other research organizations/ industry.
  • Facilitate the establishment of specific research units / centers by funding agencies / university.
  • Organize workshops / training programmes / sensitization programmes are conducted by the institution to promote a research culture on campus.
  • Prepare budgets for supporting students’ research projects.
  • Invite industry to use the research facilities of the college and sponsor research projects.
  • Approach National and international organizations such as UGC, ICSSR, ICHR, ICPR, DST, DBT, UNESCO, UNICEF to fund major and minor research projects undertaken by the faculty / students.
  • Make efforts to improve the availability of research infrastructure requirements to facilitate research.
  • Develop and implement an official Code of Ethics to check malpractices and plagiarism in research.
  • Facilitate Interdepartmental / interdisciplinary research projects.
  • Create incentives for the faculty who receive state, national and international recognition for research contributions as well as research awards and recognition from reputed professional bodies and agencies.
  • Encourage and promote the publication of research articles by the faculty in reputed / refereed journals.

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