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Research Policy

Prologue

Research and development ( R & D) flourishes where young minds and experienced faculty work synergistically. Research and academics are two sides of coin. Velalar College of Engineering and Technology (VCET) is committed to serve the society through the pursuit of excellence in research through inter-departmental research activities across engineering discipline. VCET shall ensure that research in all fields grow exponentially, keeping the ethical norms and research standard intact. This policy aims to promote quality research among the faculty members of the institution.


Purpose

An essential component of the institution is to create and sustain an atmosphere of intellectual excitement and innovative thinking among students and faculty. The research promotion policy serves as an excellent model for up-lifting research standard of the institute. The purpose of this policy is to establish procedure for the conduct of research and scholarly activity and to promote research and innovation.


Objectives

Objectives of the research promotion policy focus on addressing social, industrial and environmental challenges through interdisciplinary research initiatives. The objectives includes

  • Translating the knowledge and innovative thinking of faculty and students into new product.
  • Motivating faculty to undertake national and international funded projects in the areas of science and engineering.
  • Exploring knowledge by organizing conferences, workshops, seminars on recent research areas, IPR and patents.
  • Motivating faculty for doctoral programme at various universities and reputed organization.
  • Promoting analytical and experimental research.
  • Deputing faculties for identification of research problems encountered by industries through industrial visit.
  • Ensuring the originality of the research by adhering the standards of ethical committee.
  • Encouraging collaborative research in the institution by networking with industries and research organization.
  • Enhancing faculty towards consultancy and extension activities.

  • Research and Development Cell

    Research and Development cell was formed in the institute with an objective to promote high quality research activities among faculty members, scholars and students of the institution. The R & D cell render its support to address societal challenges through academic research, sponsored projects and consultancy projects across the institution.

    Academic Research

    1) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

  • Faculty members are encouraged to register for Ph.D programme after getting quality clearance for their research problem through ethical committee of the institution.
  • Ph.D candidates should present their research progress once in six months before the review committee constituted by the institution.
  • Ph.D holders are advised to get guide ship from Anna University, Chennai.
  • The research scholars are encouraged to publish their research articles in the reputed SCI indexed journals only after checking the plagiarism through URKUND available in the institution.

  • 2) Institution Fellowship

    Full time scholars play a vital role in enriching the quality of the research in the institute. Institution fellowship scheme is implemented exclusively for the full-time scholars and a stipend of Rs.10, 000/- per month is provided for the scholars. The fellow scholar has to be abiding the research promotion policy of the institution.


    3) Research Project

  • Junior Research Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow/ Research Assistants will be appointed on contractual basis for the funded project with the tenure of duration of project prescribed by sponsoring agency.
  • The project staff has to execute a contract agreement on non-judicial stamp paper of value Rs.100/- at the time of joining.
  • The monthly allowances of the project staff will abide the rules of sponsoring agency.
  • The project staff may be allowed to register for full time Ph.D programme under Anna University, Chennai.
  • Separate book of accounts will be maintained for each project under six broad budget heads: Salary, Equipment, Consumables, Contingency, Travel and Overhead.
  • All the expenditures shall normally be made within the proposed amount with the approval of head of the institution.

  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

    Intellectual Property Rights referred to grant of ownership protection for innovative and creative work which includes industrial, scientific, literary and artistic works. The most commonly applied IPR are

  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Patent
  • Copyright Trademark Patent
    Copyright refers to the right the author have for their originality, creativity and intellectual work. Trademark refers to the brand element that distinguishes goods and services of one enterprise from other competitors and traders. Patent is an exclusive right given to an inventor. This right exclude others from making, using or selling an invention for a limited period.
    Validity : Valid through the lifetime of the author and 60 years after death. Validity : 10 years which can be made perpetual, as long as renewed every 10 years. Validity : Seperate patent required to be filled for each country. Patent is valid for a period of 20 years.

    Consultancy

    The institute depute group of faculty members of various departments to visit the industries to seek consultancy project to solve various engineering and technology problems encountered in the areas of manufacturing and service. Report has to be submitted before the research committee once in six months.

    Revenue sharing: The revenue is shared in the ratio of 60:40 (Institution: Consultant) in case consultant avail the institution facilities for knowledge and skill sharing.

    MoU

    In light of research and outreach activities the institution exhilarates collaboration with various industries and corporate for signing MoU and negotiating tie-ups.


    Research incentives

    In order to promote research environment of the institution and to motivate the researcher, incentives are given to the faculty members who have sponsored research project from funding agencies. 50 % of overhead allowances defined by the agency for the project are given to PI and CO-PI of the sponsored project.


    Partial financial support is given to faculty members who like to publish their work in SCI indexed and Scopus journals.


    Financial assistance of 100% of registration fee will be borne by the institution for the faculty members attending international conference in reputed institution.

    Code of conduct

    The faculty and student members undergoing research activity should follow the code of conduct of the institution.

  • To maintain secrecy of the research findings and technical information along with official documents.
  • To ensure the quality of the research findings and technical information along with official documents through ethical committee.
  • To ensure the quality of the research work and research articles through clearance of plagiarism.
  • To practice and promote fairness in the research.