Research & Consultancy Promotion Policy
ACE is devoted to effectively respond, analyse and understand the economic, management, organizational, environmental and other challenges that are being faced by the society at large. This includes a number of related activities concerned with the creation viz., the diffusion and dissemination of research knowledge (through organizational processes) and its application and extrapolation in the form of developing new or improved products, processes or services thereby management has a committed vision for updating the facility and ecosystem on continual basis to promote research centre in the Institution.
- To make sustainable strategies and efforts for maximizing tangible research outcomes.
- To mentor and coordinate publications, patents & funded projects with the timeline based strategic plan & execution.
- To create an eco-system where the creativity of students and faculty are harnessed to innovative works.
- To promote research funding culture in faculty by mentoring them to get research grants from various funding agencies.
- To create Industry Interface for Industry driven research and innovation.
- To promote Interdisciplinary research and research collaborations to organize/ conduct departmental workshops on IPR, research methodology and skill development.
- To formulate strategic planning for consultancy & corporate training & executing the plan using SOP & documentation.
- To collaborate with industry for faculty members, Training & consultancy technology transfer & impact assessment
- To develop the facilities & resources in the institution & conduct Train The Trainers (T3) program
1. Academic Research
- Faculty of each department shall conduct research in identified thrust areas in the respective domain.
- Faculty publication in either WEB OF SCIENCE or SCOPUS indexed journals are appreciated with appropriate incentives.
- Every project shall lead to at least one research publication in a journal indexed in SCOPUS or WEB of SCIENCE or UGC Approved Journals.
- Faculty are encouraged to register their Doctoral Programme under established Research Centre of the parent University and other ‘SIRO’ centres.
- Both the full-time and part-time Ph.D. is encouraged by the institute as per the latest terms and other guidelines of parent University.
- Research Scholar should submit the copy of plagiarism check report to the concern supervisor for a paper before submitting to the journal / Conference.
- The research scholar Synopsis / Theses should accompany plagiarism check report while submitting same to the University.
- All Post Graduate Students thesis should include the copy of Plagiarism check report(s).
2. Institutional Fellowship
Institute always encourages the research scholars to enroll preferably as full-time research scholar.
In order to enhance the quality of research and development in all the departments of our institute, Institution Fellowship Scheme is implemented exclusively for full-time Ph.D. scholars. The institute scholar has to abide by the research policies of the Institute.
3. Sponsored Research
3.1 Recruitment of a project staff
- All the appointments related to projects (JRF or SRF or Research fellow or Research Assistants or Institutional Fellow) is on the basis of consolidated monthly emoluments prescribed by the Sponsoring Agency or the institute and is co-terminus with the project.
- The selection of project staff shall normally be made as per the guidelines provided by the sponsoring agency and with the approval of Principal Investigator.
- The Project Staff may be allowed to register for Full-time Ph.D. Programme, if he/she fulfills all the requirements prescribed by the Institute.
3.2 Salary and Allowances
- A separate book of accounts shall be maintained for each project.
- Principal Investigators (PIs) shall arrange to maintain Procurement-cum purchase Registers and Stock/Asset Register.
- All expenditures shall normally be made within the proposed date of completion of the project. Exception may be permitted with the consent of the sponsoring agency.
- Utilization Certificate, Statement of Expenditure and Audited Account Statements be duly submitted by PI’s to corresponding funding agency.
3.3 TA and DA Rules
The funding/sponsoring agencies/state government TA & DA rules will be applicable to the PIs and project employees for all sponsored research or consultancy projects related to travelling and boarding expenses.
3.4 Accounting and Financial Supports/Benefits to PI/Co-PI
Within the framework of a sponsored project, PIs shall be permitted to have consultancy fee or honorarium, if the sponsor so approves.
4. Policy and Procedure for SEED money
A robust research component provides an excellent opportunity for teachers to keep abreast of developments in their respective research areas of interest. Seed Money has been initiated at ACE to provide research grants to motivate faculty members to stimulate competitive research in their areas of interest. This will encourage the faculty members to apply major research proposals for funding from National and International agencies.
- To facilitate faculty members in starting a research program that has the potential to attract funds from external agencies.
- To promote inter-faculty collaboration in emerging research areas.
- To increase the number of publications in peer-review journals.
- To promote the culture of product and process development.
- Seed money grant of a maximum of two lakhs.
- The maximum duration of funding is 24 months
5. Policy on Consultancy (Revenue Sharing Between Institution & Faculty)
The Consultancy works are drawn into the streams:
Stream A: Regular Consultancy works, where expert opinion is a trivial one. Works like Quality control, structure and road construction material testing, Soil testing, Water quality testing, Bitumen testing.
Stream B: Consultancy works, where expert opinion is a vital. Design of foundation, Design of structure, Soil Investigations, Noise abatement, Design of machinery subjected to dynamic loads, vibration analysis, and Satellite data analyses under GIS Environment.
Stream A: Institution share 50 %, Faculty share 50 %
Out of 50% Faculty share:
- Principal - 5 %
- HoD - 5 %
- Supporting Staff - 10 %
Rest is shared equally by all Faculty members
Stream B: Institution share 50 %, Faculty share 50 %
Out of 50% Faculty share:
- Principal - 5 %
- HoD - 5 %
- Supporting Staff - 10 %
Rest 30% is to expert faculty who involved in the work.
6. Code of Conduct
Knowledge infringement and literary theft are some of the unhealthy practices in research areas across the world. In particular, plagiarism is a main problem among the academic community. In order to ensure the highest level of ethical standards in research and other academic activities, the code of ethics for research work, project and other academic activities has been practiced at Adhiyamaan College of Engineering.
- All scholars of Adhiyamaan College of Engineering are required to maintain the highest standards of morality, truthfulness and professionalism with respect to their study such as research or project undertaken by them.
- All scholars are encouraged to submit their original work in the case of projects and thesis.
- No compromise on plagiarism and claiming others work as one’s own work is not at all permitted.
- Plagiarism and falsification of involvement or authorship lead to a failure to adhere to meet ethical standards and integral practices. Such unfair actions at the Doctoral levels would amount to downgrading of assessment, mandates to re-do and directions for resubmission.
- All research scholars enrolled in recognized research centers are required to submit their published paper, synopsis and thesis for plagiarism check through plagiarism check software which has been made available to all recognized Supervisors by the University.