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Research Policies

 Research Promotion Policy  

The college has envisioned a detailed and vibrant research strategy that will promote strong research culture and integrate with academics at the levels of students, research scholars and faculty.

Features of the Policy

• Seed money is provided for various research activities like applying for funding projects and sanctioned projects to the faculty members pursuing /completed M.Phil/Ph.D programme.

• Developing the research attitude among the UG & PG students by introducing individual projects and internships in the curriculum.

• Encouraging the research scholars to pursue their research on socially relevant issues in thrust areas in order to publish articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals.

• Faculties are provided incentives to present their research work at seminars/conferences and also to publish their findings in journals.

• Financial support to conduct Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Training Programmes/Sensitization Programmes by the departments to promote research culture in the campus.

• The staff members are encouraged to submit proposals for funding agencies of both government and non-government sectors like UGC, ICSSR, CSIR, DST, MOEF, DBT, CSIR, TNSCST, etc.,

• Staff and scholars will be encouraged to publish their work in SCI and SCIE level publications. Incentives will be provided for publication, as well as travel funding to present their papers at national and international conferences.

• Seminars / Conferences/ Workshops will be conducted by inviting eminent scientists and experts from abroad and within the country.

• Periodic research meetings for scholars will be conducted to discuss the recent development in the respective discipline to update knowledge.

• Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) cell has been constituted to promote research innovations and intellectual assets.

 Research Ethics Policy 

The Ethics policy was formed to assist the scholar and research supervisor resolve any issues related to research. The committee is made up of five members along with the Principal serving as Chairman and the other four members being appointed by the Chairman. Researchers must preserve their subject's privacy, autonomy, diversity, values, and dignity. The researchers must exhibit extreme caution when publishing information while protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the information source.

Features of the Policy

• Research Ethics policy regulates the matter pertaining to Ethical Research Practices and Plagiarism prevention.

• Promote high-quality research in the pursuit of knowledge and truth.

• Enhancing a high standard of academic moral integrity and intellectual honesty for the researcher actions and omissions.

• Researchers are motivated to be more transparent & honest about their decisions and provide justifications for them.

• Researchers are guided to have an unbiased and truthful approach when it comes to understanding and communicating the truth.

 Research Consultancy Policy  

A Research Consultancy exists where an academic staff member provides research skills or expertise in return for remuneration from an external funder. A Research Consultancy may be the outcome of a tender or an individual negotiation. The members undertaking consultancies are permitted to engage in research provided these consultancies do not interfere with the discharge of their duties as a teacher. Consultancies shall be undertaken only with the approval of the designated Principal / Secretary through the Chairman of the Research Committee.

Features of the Policy

• Revenues acquired from the consultancy project will be shared equally between the College and the faculty concerned.

• Accessing the college resources such as technical and administration staff equipment and telecommunications are subjected for the approval by the Principal

• Ability to make reference to their college position and title in connection with the work.

• In the case of more than one member takes up the consultancy project then 50% amount shall be shared equally or as agreed by them.

• In case of any private consultancy offered by a faculty in her/his personal capability and the member accesses any of these benefits in the course of undertaking the work will be regarded as a Research or Non-research Consultancy and subject to the conditions of this Policy.

• The consultation should provide benefits to the College in the form of revenue, improved reputation, and/or the expansion of the staff member's skills.

• Projects must ensure that there are no inconsistencies between policies such as employment, the Code of Conduct, and so on.

• Consultancy shall not interfere with the college's functions, aims, or interests, or harm the college’s reputation.

• All project budgets must include at a minimum salary and on-cost charges established by College Management.

 Policy on Innovations, Incubations and Entrepreneur Development  

Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science strives to promote & encourage innovation, incubation, and entrepreneurship among faculty and students. As a result, innovative, commercially viable, and socially relevant products/materials will be developed by leading to patents and copyrights.

Features of the Policy

• Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science signed MoU with Coimbatore Institute Engineering Technology in regard with the incubation and innovation centre of CIET.

• Innovation centre organizes various programmes such as ideation sessions, collecting ideas from academic research, funding research, consultancy projects, and inventions/incubations.

• Potential Student Innovators may be discovered and given the opportunity to select an incubated product to develop on a big scale through a separate start-up.

• The College's Entrepreneurial Cell will make plans to provide training to the Incubates. The training must be designed in such a way that students are prepared to be successful entrepreneurs.

• Student start-up enterprises will be supported on campus by providing financial support and each innovation will result in filing of patents.

• The college will provide the necessary assistance in submitting patents as well as completing the necessary groundwork to obtain the inventions registered and licensed.

• Additionally, the college will encourage faculty and scholars to apply for and receive copyright for their articles, books, and monographs.

• Faculty and student achievers will be recognized and given suitable monetary & non-monetary rewards.

 Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy 

The Intellectual Property Rights(IPR)policy provides guidance, support and resources to all faculty and students to facilitate the protection and deployment of their inventions. It also promotes awareness about the need of protecting and commercializing inventions to implement the IPR policy. The feedback received on the policy's features helps to update the policy on a regular basis.

Features of the Policy

• Promote, encourage and assist scientific investigation and research.

• Approval of the economic benefits restricting the commercialization of Intellectual Property are distributed legally and equitably for recognizing the contribution of the Inventors, the Institute as well as any other relevant stakeholders.

• Organizing awareness activities/programs along with the government and industrial authorities.

• Faculty members will be encouraged to participate in relevant diploma/certificate courses on Intellectual Property Rights offered by NPTEL, SWAYAM, Coursera, and other organizations.

• Whenever the faculty has demonstrated the filing applications under IPR law, such as patents, trademarks, or copyright, the college will provide the required assistance.

• Faculty and students who are awarded incubation projects that lead to entrepreneur development enterprises or commercially viable goods must take proper steps to obtain patents for their concepts and ideas, which are protected by Copyrights Law.

• Faculty and students who acquire patents for their goods or successful prototypes will receive suitably monetary and non-monetary incentives from the college.