About R & D
(As per Communication No. 1-5/2021 (NEP/DESK-PARL) dated 14th March 2022 of UGC)
The foundation of a top-notch education is research and innovation. Excellent research at higher education institutions serves as a foundation for excellent education, according to the National Education Policy-2020. Only a dynamic educational system that combines active teaching, in-depth learning, research, innovation, and technological advancement can address societal concerns and help India achieve its goal of being self-sufficient. Universities and HEIs' capacity for research is crucial to providing high-quality instruction.
The Vikrama Simhapuri University's Research and Development Cell supports and promotes a research culture among its faculty and students. The University R&D Cell was established in order to improve the departmental research environment and bring it into compliance with Indian educational regulations. The R&D Cell would foster collaborative efforts between industry and academic institutions, encourage fruitful research, and mobilize funding. The university adheres to the research mission set forth by the different National Missions, SDGs, and Start-Up India, which will result in an Atma-Nirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India).
In order to inspire students, scholars, and faculty to actively engage in the process of ideation and innovative research in developing fields, the R&D Cell encourages and supports faculty to conceive ideas through improved industry-academia interactions and prepare research proposals for funding from various agencies. Additionally, it organizes events like capacity-building programs, specific research theme-based workshops, and Research Internships.
In order to create a sustainable research ecosystem, the R&D Cell believes that universities should collaborate with well-known HEIs' RDCs. In order to improve communication between students, scholars, and teachers, universities must develop partnerships, teams/consortia, collaborations, and joint ventures.
The university must establish a centralized Research Information Management System (RIMS) to collect and manage all research-related data, databases, publications, research projects, fellowships, collaborations, patents, etc. A platform for RIMS that allows access to data on human resources, tangible assets, and intellectual capital is also possible. In addition, the university will establish a portal for institutional research information and a repository and enter into an agreement with UGC-INFLIBNET to use Shodh Ganga, Shodh Gangotri, Shodh Sindhu, Shodh Shuddhi, and Shodh Chakra to access and submit research information.
In order to guarantee that academics adhere to ethical standards for research and publication methods at the institutional, national, and international levels, RDC will regularly take action. All papers will undergo a common plagiarism check, and all researchers will have access to the required tools.
For the purpose of capacity building, RDCs will routinely host a range of events, including workshops, forums for group debates, seminars, conferences, refresher courses, training, internships, etc. Additionally, it will enable HEI to raise its accrediting standing, boost its brand image, and win additional research grants under norm-based funding.
RDCs will conduct a quality review (SWOC Analysis) or internal evaluation of research papers and offer suggestions about various UGC recognized journals for paper publication. University must establish and adhere to specific quality benchmarks for research in order to reach global standards. The National Accreditation Board of Laboratories' (NABL) Quality Improvement Program Center and the R & D Cell of HEIs will both work to guarantee that all research labs within the institution adhere toGood Laboratory Practices(GLP) and safety (bio and chemical) standards.
To establish a reliable system that is in line with NEP-2020's requirements for expanding and bolstering the research ecosystem within University and affiliated colleges.
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF R & D CELL
The University must set up a governance committee in order to provide efficient governance as well as functional autonomy, openness, accountability, and adaptability. This group is in charge of ensuring that the Institute's research and development activities are coordinated effectively and smoothly, which promotes overall progress. The advisor, director, and coordinator positions in the organizational hierarchy support the cell's daily operations.
As the supreme body of RDC, there should be a Research Advisory Council presided over by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor or his/her designee. The Director (RDC), who would lead several subcommittees to advance governance, shall be chosen from among the esteemed University researchers and nominated by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor. RDCs may establish a number of subcommittees to improve their performance.
COMPOSITION OF R & D CELL
Advisory Committee- Institute Research Advisor, Director, Dean, 3 or 5 renowned external Academic Personalities with sufficient Research and Administrative background.
Institute Research Advisor: Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor
Director: The Director nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, will head various Sub-committees to drive the governance.
Coordinators: Teaching faculty members (5-7) from the University, with research supervising experience and non-teaching officers (1-2) representing with experiences in research related administrative duties.
The creation of research models, technology, evaluation, foresightand review functions, mediating sectorial R&D progress, and protecting intellectual property rights are just a few of the many committees that will oversee and mentor all RDC activities. RDC should maintain strong communication with the Innovation Cell in order to utilize a variety of cutting-edge plans for the researchers' convenience.
ROLE OF THE R & D CELL
The Development and Research Cell would offer a setting where researchers could create and disseminate knowledge, innovate, and develop technology for social and industrial requirements using their knowledge and talents, effective governance, and generous financial support.
The University's Research and Development Cell has the following specific duties:
R & D CELL'S ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES