Aims of the Research Policy The research policy of the college aims to create and support a research culture among its teachers, staff and students and leverage it for enriching and enhancing the professional competence of the faculty members; for developing and promoting scientific temper and research aptitudes of all learners; for realising the vision and missions of the college and for contributing to national development by establishing an institutional fund and plan for facilitating their participation in research and related activities and by providing the required resources and appropriate facilities. It also aims at ensuring that the research activities of the college conform to all applicable rules and regulation as well as to the established standards and norms relating to safe and ethical conduct of research. Scope of the Research Policy This policy shall apply to all the researchers of the college and for the purpose of this policy 'researchers' are defined to include All staff, temporary and permanent, who are active in teaching, research, administration and provision of any form of support to the core functions of the college; All students registered with the college; All mentors, guides, external experts and sponsors associated with any of the research activities of the college All academic and administrative departments of the college;
This policy shall apply to all the research and related activities of the college and for the purpose of this policy research and related activities will inter alia include Research activities including basic, strategic and applied research undertaken either for fulfilling the requirements of academic degrees or for solving problems Scholarly activities intended to expand knowledge boundaries by analysis, synthesis and interpretation of ideas and information by making use of rigorous methodologies Knowledge compilation and communication initiatives for keeping abreast of academic developments in any knowledge domain such as writing of textbooks, chapters of textbooks, monographs; developing/updating curriculum, etc. Creative activities involving the generation of new ideas, innovations, hypotheses, images, performances or artefacts, including design in any field of knowledge which leads to the development of new knowledge, understanding or expertise; Research projects of students undertaken as part of the curriculum or for enriching it Publication, presentation and communication of the research outcomes and related activities
Objectives of the Research Policy
Composition of Research Cell Research Cell will have the following composition Principal Chairperson Coordinator Member Secretary Two teachers Members Industry/Academia representative Member Two student representatives Members Research Cell may be expanded with the inclusion of more members as 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 (eg. teaching work load remission, opportunities for attending conferences etc.). Encourage the faculty to undertake research by collaborating with other research organisations/ industry. Create suitable procedures for giving due recognition for guiding research. Facilitate the establishment of specific research units/ centres by funding agencies / university. Organise workshops/ training programmes/ sensitisation 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 organisations 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.
Institute research awards. 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. Create and maintain a database of research work and research projects undertaken by the faculty and students as well as collect data by metrics such as Citation Index, Impact Factor, h-index, SNIP, SJR, etc. Publicise the research expertise and consultancy capabilities available in the college. Facilitate the provision consultancy services to industries / Government / Non- Government organizations / community/ public. Prepare Rules & Guidelines for Grant of Research related leave and other remissions Prepare Guidelines for design and evaluation of curriculum oriented research projects Prepare a college research agenda with relative priorities.