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.
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 of the research promotion policy focus on addressing social, industrial and environmental challenges through interdisciplinary research initiatives. The objectives includes
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.
1) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
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
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 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.|
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.
In light of research and outreach activities the institution exhilarates collaboration with various industries and corporate for signing MoU and negotiating tie-ups.
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.