Research Center Policy

Introduction :

The research policy of the Institute of Management and Research Development aims to create and support research culture among its staff and students. It will enrich and enhance the professional competence among the faculty members; develop scientific temper and research aptitude; help in realizing the vision and missions of the college; contribute to national development by establishing an institutional plan for facilitating their participation in research and related activities and provide the required resources and facilities.It also aims to ensure that the research activities of the college adhereto all applicable rules and regulations as well as establish standards and norms relating to the safe and ethical conduct of research. This policy shall apply to all researchers of the college. It shall apply to all the research and related activities of the college and for this policy research and related activities will inter alia. The stakeholders of the policy includetemporary and permanent faculty members, students registered with the college and research guides associated with the research activities of the Institute.

Code of Conduct for Research :
  1. The recognized research center will provide support to Research Students (Ph.D. students, and Project fellows) regarding facilities, submission of reports, publication, Plagiarism, and any issue related to accounts and finance.
  2. All students pursuing research in the college are expected to maintain high standards of integrity, honesty, and professionalism in respect of all the work undertaken by them.
  3. An ethics committee has been constituted and a Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) is adopted for monitoring the research activities of the college.
  4. Since the college is affiliated with KBCNMU, Jalgaon the college follows the regulations of the University and U. G. C. regarding plagiarism and malpractice in research.
  5. A Ph.D. thesis submitted from the Institution is screened by KBCNMU, Jalgaon for plagiarism before it is accepted.
  6. Regarding paper publications, each student can avail of the facility in the university to check for plagiarism. Whenever a paper is to be published in peer-reviewed journals, the journal will normally have a committee to check the originality of the content.
  7. A Research Ethics Committee has been constituted and standard operating procedures (SOP) are adopted for monitoring the research activities of the college. The objective of this SOP is to contribute to the effective functioning of the Committee by ensuring a qualitative and consistent ethical review mechanism Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Research Ethics Committee Objectives.
  8. The objective of the SOP is to contribute to the effective functioning of the College Ethics Committee so that a qualitative and consistent ethical review mechanism for research is put in place for all proposals dealt with this Committee.
  9. This Committee shall follow the UGC Ethical guidelines Composition.
  10. The committee shall be multidisciplinary and multi-sectorial in composition.
  11. The members in an ethical committee shall be kept fairly small (5-7 members).
  12. It is generally accepted that a minimum of 4 members are required to compose Quorum.
  13. All the members of the committee shall be appointed by the Director of Institute of Management and Research Development, Shirpur Functioning.
  14. The mandate of the committee shall be to review all research activities as per UGC Ethical guidelines.
  15. The committee shall review and approve all types of research proposals involving human participants to safeguard the dignity, rights, safety, and well-being of all actual and potential research participants.
Research Collaborations :

Research collaboration is the key to buildinganeffective research career in today's globalized world. The collaboration may be interdisciplinary, inter-organizational, and international in nature to facilitate research advancement by bringing together unique talents and resources. Research collaboration is the fruitful to strengthen the research career of faculty and nurture campus research, to promote interdisciplinary, inter-organizational, and international research collaborations and to facilitate research advancement through unique talents and resources.

Inter-disciplinary Research :

Inter-disciplinary research efforts conducted by investigators from different disciplines work jointly to create new conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and translational innovations that integrate and move beyond discipline-specific approaches to address a common problem.

Objectives :
  • To enhance research capacity and means of supporting research with high impact areas of interdisciplinary nature Methods
  • The research committee organizes interactive meetings for faculty involved in active research.
  • The committee recognizes the interdisciplinary components in the researcher’s area based on discussion during the meeting.
  • The college organizes workshops/ training programs/sensitization programs to promote an Interdisciplinary research culture on campus.
  • The committee also encourages the faculty to research by collaborating with other disciplines.
Research Promotion Scheme :

Scheme 1:-President-SES Research Motivational Scheme (PSRMS): Under, the President-SES Research Motivational Scheme, young faculty of colleges will be given a grant off 25,000/- to encourage them to carry out their proposed research.

  • This grant will be offered to maximum two faculties/ College.
  • This award will be offered to faculty who is having experience above 2 Yrs and less than 5 Yrs in SES/RCPET.
  • The grant will be provided just once throughout the faculty's tenure. The faculty shall submit the research proposal in the format specified.

The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of institute will accept research proposals from faculty, and the chosen proposals will be forwarded to the SES, Shirpur central committee for final scrutiny. Based on the research project work, faculty will have to publish one research paper of minimum 1.0 IF. The publication of the research paper will be considered as outcome of the scheme.

Scheme 2:-Research Excellence Award- Funding Award comprised of prize of Rs. 1100, Certificate and Memento. Every year, this Award will be given to two faculty members of each college.

Faculty members shall meet the following requirements;

  • Recipient of 5 Lakhs or above Research/ Conference/ Seminar/ FDP grant from various funding agencies in a calendar year.
  • Recipient of 5 Lakhs or above research grant from industries in a calendar year.
  • Faculty who has received this award earlier can apply after 3 Years for this award. The award proposal will be sent through the institute's principal or director.

Scheme 3:- Incentive 5 % of Research Grant amount received will be given as an incentives from institute funds (in research grant, Principal investigator will get 70 % and 30 % to Co-investigator if it is shown in the proposal; in research grant Principal and Vice- Principal share will not be applicable). This amount will be excluding JRF/SRF Stipend.

Scheme 4:-Research Excellence Award- Publication Award comprised of prize of Rs. 1100, Certificate and Memento. Every year, this Award will be given to two faculty members per college having highest IF in a academic year Faculty members shall meet the following requirements;

  • Having publications of total impact factor more than 3 in academic year
  • Main author or guide will be eligible for nomination.
  • Faculty who has received this award can apply after 3 Years for this award. The award proposal will be sent through the institute's principal or director.

Scheme 5:- Shirpur Education Society, Shirpur, will provide funding for patenting their innovations. This grant will be given only for investigator. The funding will be provided as follows.

Particular Grant Section
Filling Patents Rs.2000
Publication of patent Rs.5000
Granting Patent Rs.10,000(Including all above)
  • Faculty will receive grants at each stage of the patent application process, with a maximum sanctioned amount of Rs. 10,000/- (In Financial Year)
  • The affiliation address for the patent shall exclusive to that institute, with no additional affiliations considered.

Scheme 6:- A grant off 50,000/- will be given to a faculty member, a student, or both for a start-up initiative. The scheme is open to both faculty and students. (After 2 years' service in teaching and for students TY, Final Year and PG Students)

  • Every year, two projects will be approved per college.
  • The project funding will be approved based on the recommendations of the RAC.

Scheme 7:- The consultation services provided by the faculty & team are eligible for getting remuneration of services as follows.

Particular % Amount will be remunerated
Project Investigating faculty 15%
Supportive staff 4%
Principal/ Director 3%
Clerical work 2%

A Total of 24 % will be paid out of total revenue generated.

Scheme 8:- Shirpur Education Society will provide a grant off Rs. 50,000/Year to organize seminars or conferences on the subject.

  • Two departments of the college will get the same grant amount.
  • This financial assistance will not be provided for two years in a row for the same departments.

Scheme 9:- Faculty who publishes their research in a journal with a high Impact Factor (TF) (Thomson Reuter) are eligible for a Rs. 5000/- Prize for research articles with an impact factor greater than 5. If a research publication's impact factor exceeds 5, faculty will be paid a multiple of Rs.10, 000/-for each additional 1 IF. This award will go to faculty (the paper' author/co-author). If, for example, two or more than two research papers (If more than 5) are published by faculty in a calendar year then maximum off 10.000/- prize will be given to the faculty. Same faculty will not receive the prize for the two consecutive years in a row.

Scheme 10:- Faculty who publishes a book with National or International publishing houses (Elsevier. Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis etc), are eligible for a monetary benefit off 3000 (national) or f 7000 (International). Hard copy of the book shall be submitted by author.

  • If there are multiple authors/ co-authors from the same institute, then only one of them will be eligible to receive thjs grant or it can be shared among the authors/co­ authors.
  • This cash benefit will not be applicable to author who have published book chapter.

The topic of "Plagiarism" is of utmost importance in academic and research settings as it pertains to the integrity and originality of scholarly work. The provided points address several aspects of plagiarism prevention and awareness.

A. Creating Awareness about Responsible Conduct:

Creating awareness is the first step in preventing plagiarism. IMRD aim to educate students, faculty, and staff about the responsible conduct of academic and research writing.This includes emphasizing the importance of giving proper credit to original sources, citing references correctly, and avoiding any form of intellectual dishonesty.

B. Developing Systems to Detect Plagiarism:

To maintain academic integrity, institutions should invest in systems and tools that can effectively detect plagiarism. These systems use algorithms to compare submitted work with a vast database of academic and online content to identify similarities.

Popular plagiarism detection tools include Turnitin, Copyscape, and Grammarly's plagiarism checker.

C. Setting Up Mechanisms for Prevention:

Prevention is a crucial aspect of combating plagiarism. Institutions should establish clear policies and guidelines for academic writing and research.This may include workshops or training sessions for students and faculty to understand what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it.

D. Plagiarism Checks for Research Theses:

Research scholars, particularly those working on theses, are responsible for ensuring that their work is original and free from plagiarism.Many universities and institutions require research scholars to use plagiarism detection software, like Turnitin, to check their theses before submission.The responsibility of conducting this check often falls on both the research scholar and their academic advisor or guide.

E. Submission of Anti-Plagiarism Reports:

After conducting a plagiarism check using software, the research scholar is typically required to submit an anti-plagiarism report to a relevant committee or authority, such as the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) or university system.This report demonstrates the originality of the research and confirms that the work is free from any significant instances of plagiarism.

F. Plagiarism Checks for Project Reports and Dissertations:

Similar to theses, project reports and dissertations should also undergo plagiarism checks. Students or principal investigators, who are responsible for these reports, should ensure that they are using proper citation and referencing techniques to avoid unintentional plagiarism.

G. Plagiarism Checks for Research Manuscripts:

Faculty members engaged in research should also be diligent in ensuring that their research manuscripts are free from plagiarism.It is their responsibility to use plagiarism detection tools to check research papers before submitting them to journals or conferences.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

If the invention is the result of work carried out in IMRD with the financial assistance of UGC/DBT/DST/any other Central/State research organizations/bodies/ or collaborating industry ownership will be based on the rules and regulations of the sponsoring organization. If no such condition prevails, IMRD and the Inventor willbe the owners of the creation as per their agreement.

Conflict of Interest:

The inventor(s) are required to disclose any conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest.

Dispute Resolution:

In case of any disputes between the Institute and the inventors regarding the implementation of the IP policy and guidelines, the aggrieved party may appeal to the IPR Dispute Resolution Committee (IPR-DRC). The committee shall address the concerns of the aggrieved party. If the inventor is dissatisfied with the decision of IPR-DRC, then a second appeal can be submitted to the Principal, PEC. The Principal’s decision in this regard would be final and binding.

9. Participation in conferences/ seminar and workshop
  • To present individual research work in the scientific community for its validation and constructive criticism
  • To enhance research interactions with renowned scientists and exchange ideas
  • To establish linkages for funding opportunities
  • To keep in touch with current research and advanced avenues of the subject MethodsCollege circulates the information received regarding conferences and workshops to the respective head of departments.
  • Financial support towards attending the conference may be given to selected candidates once a year with the prior permission of the Principal.
Scheme for Participation in conferences/ seminar and workshop
  • The faculty is eligible for a grant of up to Rs. 5,000 to attend the National Conference/Seminar. This will include either travel expenses OR conference registration fees or both.
  • For attending an International conference outside of India, a grant up to Rs.25,000/­ would be sanctioned against air fare/registration cots whichever is less (if financial assistance is not available from any government funding agencies).
10. Consultancy

The college has state-of-the-art equipment’s and laboratories for research. These facilities will be available to students and researchers pursuing their work in nearby educational institutes. The local industries will be benefited from analytical instruments available the college. As a result of this, the college will march towards one step forward for self- sustenance.

  • To establish a framework to support consultancy activities at college
  • To promote academic, industry, and research interaction
  • To make available the facilities of college to the researchers of the university
  • To generate a way of financial self-sustenance Method
  • The facilities available in college will be published through various media like college websites, social media, newspapers, etc.
  • College facilities and resources may be used and must be charged in line with the guidelines from the principal, from time to time.
  • Meeting related to consultancy work with the organization(s) may be conducted in college premises only
  • To encourage, the Administration has decided to share the revenue generated out of consultancy services to the faculty or group of faculty as follows. Particulars Faculty Administration Use of institute space and or equipment 40%-60% for providing solutions/expertise to problems of the industry 60%-40%.