Dr.Ambedkar Institute of Technology(Dr. AIT), Bangalore is committed to creating a high-quality research ambiance in every department of the Institute for the faculty and students. Dr. AIT aims to provide a research environment that will promote a culture of high-quality research, which is ethical, competent, accountable, and safe. This policy document on Research & Development activities at Dr.AIT addresses specific aspects of conducting Research & Development activities within the college in compliance with the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) regulations on Research.
This research policy provides a broad framework to promote research, consultancy and innovation while upholding the code of ethics
The main objectives of the research policy are as follows:
The implementation and updating of the Research Policy shall be carried out by Research and Development Monitoring Committee (RDMC) constituted in the college with Chairman, the Managing Trustee/Secretary as the Vice-Chairman, followed by the Principal as Convener, Dean(R & D) as member secretary and representatives from each department as members. The Research Policy will be monitored by a high-level committee, the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) to function under the Principal, Vice Principal, Dean(R & D), HOD’s, faculty representatives, and external experts from industry and academia.
Research enjoys a prominent place in any higher education institution and Dr.AIT takes all possible measures to develop a research culture among students and faculty. The activities which may be undertaken under Research Promotion Measures are listed as under.
Every year, an internal review of existing facilities must be made by HOD at the behest of RDMC. The recommendations may be submitted to the management for appropriate actions preferably at the end of each academic year through Dean(R&D) and the Principal.
In the event of misconduct, a disciplinary committee, on the instruction of the Principal, shall be formed to carry out an inquiry when academic dishonesty is reported against an individual/group. Suitable disciplinary action may be initiated, if found guilty, against such individual/group.
Researchers must disclose to the RDMC/HOD any affiliation with or financial involvement in any organization or entity with a direct interest in the subject matter or materials of the researcher.
The Principal and Dean (R & D) shall initiate a review of this Policy as and when needed in association with RDMC.
Policy for Research and Consultancy Projects
The Institute follows a unique Incentive scheme to reward the faculty for the Research and Consultancy Project works carried out in the respective year. This scheme is introduced by the Management to impart research culture and to motivate faculty towards identifying innovations. The incentive scheme is as per the table below
To motivate the faculty members towards research and publishing their research findings in reputed journals with impact factors, incentives are given to faculty members.
Note: Exceptional contribution in Research Publication will be rewarded as Platinum Award and Gold Award categories, at the discretion of the Management.
To get expertise in a specific domain and promote the research interest, Dr.AIT is providing full financial help (Registration/course Fee and TA/DA) to faculty members/Students attending International Conference/Seminar in India and abroad. A faculty can avail of these benefits once in an academic year. TA/DA and Honorarium are allowed for the experts coming to Dr. AIT for Research Interactions and Collaborative Research works
The faculty and students can publish or implement the following categories but not limited to the following:
The research facilities available on campus are:
This policy stands recommendatory but not sacrosanct pertaining to incorporating dynamic changes and need based modifications.