Research

Research and Development Cell Policy

Preamble

MCET aims to promote research excellence and serving the society by offering dynamic higher education ecosystem with a focus on research, innovation, and technology development which can address the societal concerns facing our nation. MCET establishes an open forum to promote academic achievement and engage in intellectual research for both faculty members and students. R & I activities take place in order to enhance knowledge that paves the way for new research & advancement, and to have industrial collaboration.

The Research and Development cell is coordinating research and innovation activities of the institution, guided by the Research Advisory Committee which is directed by the Dean of Research &Innovation and headed by the Principal. The RDC is responsible to formulate various processes, procedures, and methodologies for research and innovation activities along with R & I coordinators from various departments.

Research Promotion Policy:

Academic Research:

6xr954 Ph.D. holders working in MCET should have supervisor recognition from the university. Faculty members holding Ph.D. can submit a request letter for supervisor recognition to the Principal through HoD concern and Dean R&I.
6xr954  A Ph.D. supervisor working in MCET before inducting Full/Part-time Ph.D. candidates must get the approval from Principal through HoD concern and Dean R&I.
6xr954  Faculty members working in MCET, after 1 year of service in MCET should register for Ph.D.
6xr954 External candidates applying for Ph.D. in MCET should have a minimum of one year of teaching experience.
6xr954 Faculty members working in MCET are encouraged to do full-time Ph.D. in centrally funded institutions (like IITs, NITs) and top NIRF-ranked institutions. For those candidates, partial financial assistance and leave will be provided.
6xr954 The faculty members after one year of minimum service in MCET can be recommended by the HoDs concerned to do a Ph.D. without affecting the regular Teaching-Learning process. In addition to that HoDs concern should make sure the required support to take up course works and conduct research is provided to the candidates.
6xr954 External and internal candidates satisfying the above-mentioned criteria should submit the filled-in request form available in the Dean R&I to the principal of MCET. The candidates should make a request to the Principal through HoD concern, Ph.D. supervisor, and Dean R&I for getting a No objection certificate.
6xr954 Faculty members newly joined in MCET, with already ongoing Ph.D. registration should submit a request for a No objection certificate along with evidence of Ph.D. registration and DC meeting minutes to the Principal through HoD and Dean R&I.
6xr954 In case there is a cancellation/re-registration, proper approval shall be obtained from the Principal through HoD concern and Dean R&I.
6xr954 Ph.D. scholars should submit a progress report every semester in the prescribed format to the Dean R&I, duly forwarded by Ph.D. supervisor and HoDs concern.
6xr954 After the successful completion of Ph.D. viva-voce, the scholars should submit the Ph.D. thesis to the central library through the Dean R&I office.
6xr954 All the faculty members are encouraged to conduct research in emerging areas as well as interdisciplinary areas.
6xr954 Faculty with Ph.D. should publish three articles in SCIE/Scopus publications per year, faculty working towards Ph.D. should publish two articles in SCIE/Scopus/WoS publications per year, and faculty with master’s degrees should publish at least one Scopus-indexed papers per year.
6xr954 The UG and PG projects are primarily focused on research and that should be published either in the SCIE/Scopus/UGC care journals or Scopus-indexed conferences.
6xr954 Faculty research articles that are indexed by Scopus and Web of Science (SCIE) are awarded with monetary incentives.
6xr954 Faculty members attending reputable conferences and workshops will receive financial support.

External Funded projects/In-house R & D

6xr954 The institution provides SEED money for internal projects that encourage initial research-related activities for all potential faculty members and students.
6xr954 In-house Funding Scheme is provided in order to promote research and innovation among the faculty members and students in the campus. The objective of the scheme is to accelerate the prospect to receive financial support from Government/Non-Governmental Agencies in the future.
6xr954 Under this scheme all UG/PG students and faculty members shall apply for the funding with an idea and neat description of their work. After scrutinizing the proposal, financial support will be provided.
6xr954 A copy of proposals complete in all aspects is to be submitted through the proper channel to the office of Dean of Research & Innovation.
6xr954 Preference will be given to proposals that have a high potential for external funding and to strengthen inter-disciplinary research partnerships.

Consultancy

6xr954 Faculty members of MCET can approach industries to carry out consultancy and testing services to industry and external agencies.
6xr954 Institute will provide necessary support such as required space, facilities, and reduced workload to the faculty members.
6xr954 Revenue generated from consultancy will be shared as per the below table.

Net revenue received for consultancy Institution resources are utilized 60:40 ratio 60% to the institution 40% as an incentive
Institution resources are not utilized 40:60 ratio 40% to the institution 60% as an incentive
Norms for distribution of Incentive
Faculty team members handling the consultancy 75%
Department supporting staff involved in the consultancy work 15%
MCET Office 5%
Central Office 5%

Ethics and Plagiarism

6xr954 Approval of research projects that involve human participants or personal information.
6xr954 Provide suggestions and advice on any research-related ethical concerns.
6xr954 Ensure that the Institution complies with all statutory and regulatory requirements regarding its adherence to ethical, legal, and professional commitments and standards.
6xr954 To provide guidance to the Principal on concerns pertaining to integrity in research and ethical issues.
6xr954 Regular RDC initiatives will make sure that researchers are aware of the value of integrity and ethics and that they adhere to ethical standards for research and publication methods at the institutional, national, and international levels.
6xr954 All researchers should have access to the necessary tools in order to do a standard plagiarism check, which should be made mandatory.
6xr954 Faculty members shall utilize research software tools such as Turnitin, Urkund for similarity checking of research articles/student project reports.
6xr954 Furthermore, the RDC will educate the research community about questionable research and publishing procedures, as well as predatory journals.
6xr954 Research articles and grant proposals shall have 10% similarity or publisher/Grant agency similarity limit (whichever is minimum).
6xr954 In UG and PG project reports, minimum allowable similarity is 15% and 20% respectively using Turnitin software.
6xr954 In case of any faculty member/scholars/students who have committed the act of plagiarism in their thesis/project report/journal publication/grant proposal/any other research writing, appropriate action will be taken against them as per the guidelines of the University/UGC/Publisher/Funding Agency/any other competing authority.

IPR

6xr954 RDC has IPR wing to create awareness about technology commercialization and Patenting among students and faculty members and also provide support for IPR filing in Indian Patent Office.
6xr954 MCET- IPR Cell has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with National Research Development Corporation (NRDC).
6xr954 Potential inventions from faculty members and UG and PG projects having novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability can be patented by submitting the details to Indian Patent Office.
6xr954 The following services are provided by RDC-IPR wing to faculty and students:
6xr954 Knowledge support for the conversion of innovative ideas and projects into patents.
6xr954 Funding support for patent search and patent draft through external vendors.
6xr954 Funding support for patent filing in Indian Patent Office.
6xr954 Guidance and funding support for technology transfer and commercialization of innovative technologies.
6xr954 Support for patent renewal, response for examination report, and legal dispute if any.
6xr954 The Objectives of the IPR wing of RDC are as follows:
6xr954 Organizing workshop/guest lecture on technology commercialization and patenting.
6xr954 To set targets to stream-wise and conduct periodical review meetings.
6xr954 Helping the identified projects to get technology Commercialization and Patenting
6xr954 Motivating faculty members to file copyright for their teaching materials, lab manuals, etc.
6xr954 The Monitoring policy of the IPR wing of RDC is as follows:
6xr954 Impact assessment of the Institute’s IPR initiatives should be performed regularly using well-defined evaluation parameters such as the number of workshops, conferences conducted, and IPR policy / review committee meetings both at department and institute levels.
6xr954 Number of patents filed, published, granted, support system provided at the institutional level and satisfaction of inventors, and new commercialization created by the institute should be recorded.
6xr954 Patent granted as the inventor of MCET faculty members are appreciated with monetary incentives.

Research and Development Cell Committee

S.No. Council/Committee Coordinators with Designation and Department
1 Research Advisory Council Chairman: Dr. P. Govindasamy (Principal i/c)
Members: 1. Dr. S. Ramakrishnan (Dean R&I, Professor & Head/IT) 2. Dr. A. Senthilkumar (Dean A&A, Senior Professor/EEE) 3. Dr. B. Kannapiran (Head IQAC, Professor/ECE) 4. Dr. G. Anupriya (Professor & Head/CSE) 5. Dr. B. Saravanakumar (Assistant Professor (SS)/S&H Physics)
2 Director – RDC Convenor: Dr. S. Ramakrishnan (Dean R&I, Professor & Head/IT)
3 Committee_1: Finance and Infrastructure 1. Dr. A. Senthilkumar (Dean A&A, Senior Professor/EEE) 2. Dr. K. Murali (CoE, Professor & Head/Civil) 3. Mr. K. Sakthivel (Manager/Central Office) 4. Mr. D. Suresh (Incharge/Civil Maintenance)
4 Committee_2: Research Program, Policy Development 1. Dr. M. Kaliamoorthy (Associate Professor & HoD i/c/EEE) 2. Dr. B. Kannapiran (Head IQAC, Professor/ECE) 3. Dr. M. Pandi (Associate Professor/CSE) 4. Dr. B. Kishore (Assistant Professor (SG)/EEE)
5 Committee_3: Collaboration & Community 1. Dr. V. Lakshmi Narayanan (Professor/EEE & HOD i/c EIE) 2. Dr. S. Ayyappan (Associate Professor/Mechanical) 3. Dr. R. Ramesh (NSS Incharge, Assistant Professor/S&H Maths) 4. Mr. S. Nagarajan (Project Officer)
6 Committee_4: Product Development, Monitoring and Commercialization 1. Dr. B. Kishore (Assistant Professor (SG)/EEE) 2. Dr. D. Nathan (Associate Professor/Mechanical) 3. Dr. M. Pandi (Associate Professor/CSE) 4. Mr. N. Praveen Sundra Kumar (Assistant Professor/IT)
7 Committee_5: IPR, Legal & Ethical Matters 1. Dr. M. Selvakumar (Associate Professor/Automobile) 2. Dr. M. Pandi (Associate Professor/CSE) 3. Dr. D. Balamurugan (Librarian) 4. Mr. N. Praveen Sundra Kumar (Assistant Professor/IT)

Research Ethics Committee

S.No.

Name of the Faculty Designation Role

1

Dr.P. Govindasamy Principal Chairman

2

Dr.A. Senthilkumar Dean – A & A Member

3

Dr.S. Ramakrishnan Dean – R & I Professor & Head/IT Convener

4

Dr. G. Anupriya Professor & Head/CSE Member

5

Dr. K.Vijayakumar Professor & Head/FYP Member

6

Dr.M..Kaliamoorthy Professor& Head/ EEE Member

7

Dr.D. Balamurugan Librarian Member

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Dr.S.Ramakrishnan M.E.,Ph.D.,

Dean- Research & Innovation,
Professor and Head,
Department of Information Technology,
Dr.Mahalingam College of Engineering & Technology,
Udumalai Road, Pollachi-642003
Coimbatore, India.
Mobile: 9442443181, 9942955547, (Extn.397)
Email: deanri@drmcet.ac.in and hod_it@drmcet.ac.in

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