3.1.1: Policy for promotion of research
Policy for promotion of research
The Institution has a well-defined policy for promotion of systemic and discipline based research. Also, explain the assigned budget for research and its utilization, methods for implementation and monitoring.
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Research is a core element of higher education and its promotion reflects both in the Vision and Mission statements of the University. Research not only fulfills the basis of the fundamental concept of the “University” i.e. to contribute for the economic and social development of the region and nation but also has a role in determining the status and quality of the University.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University (BAOU) is committed to the pursuit of excellence in research and aims to achieve international recognition through interdepartmental and inter-institutional collaborative research programmes across the spectrum of Humanities and Social Sciences, Computer Science and Applications, Commerce and Management, Education as well as Vocational Professional. BAOU ensures that research in all fields that include trans and multidisciplinary types grow exponentially, keeping the ethical norms and research standards intact.
The objectives of the Research Policy of the University for establishing thriving research culture and environment in the University as follows:
To achieve the above mentioned objectives, the Director – Centre for Research and Development (Research Division) along with the University Research Committee is responsible through various policies and plans.
University Research Promotion Fund (URPF): A University Research Promotion Fund (URPF) has been created to promote the research environment in the University. The general principle governing the allocation of all Research funding in the University is that it is an investment intended to maximize the range of research outcomes that the University expects to result from faculty members and students’ research work. The fund is e utilized for various research promotional activities and research scholarship on the recommendations of the University Research Committee (URC).
University Research Committee (URC): The purpose of University Research Committee is to enhance the long-term quality and quantity of research related activities by recognizing the key areas of research feasible with the available expertise in the University. The Committee’s scope encompasses faculty research, sponsored research, collaborative research and student research.
Establishment of the Research Facilities: The University has established a Research Centre(s) on the recommendation of URC to raise the Research profile of the University. The focus strengths of the Research Centre are in areas of funding. Research Centre(s) help position and promote the University’s areas of Research excellence and build the University’s Research reputation. They also serve as vehicles for engaging with other Research institutions and industry and facilitate interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary relationships
Resource Mobilization for Research: To promote and excel research in the University, the URC recommend the allocation of research fund under following categories:
Compliance of Research Ethics: University has formed a Research Ethics Committee, which ensures the good research practices in the University. Research Ethics Policy of the University is developed by URC incorporating points such as:
Basic research ethics ensure the academic honesty in the conduction and dissemination of the research work in the University by Faculty members and students.
Research projects that involve human or animal subjects, including those undertaken as a part of a teaching programme, must be approved in advance by the competent committee/ authority.
In order to curb the menace of plagiarism, the University shalt develop a policy on plagiarism as per the guidelines issued by UGC (Promotion of academic integrity and prevention of plagiarism in higher education institutional regulations - 2017 issued on 14 September, 2017 and get it approved by the Academic Council for implementation in the University.
Dissemination of Research Work: Sharing outcome of the research work at right platforms is of prime importance as it maximizes transparency, accountability and scrutiny of research findings, publishing research papers in good journals and presenting research work in good conferences increases the impact and visibility of research. It also provides credit to the researcher and also increases the status of the University.
Academic, Research & Industrial Collaboration: A Collaboration policy considering the academic, research and industrial collaboration to share the knowledge, practices, experimental facilities for the purpose of the growth of the University to create new knowledge and human resource has been developed by the University.
Outreach programs for Society & Industry: Various extension activities are required to be carried out by the University for working in the local, regional, national and global societies and contributing positively to community life.
Incentives & Awards for Research Achievement: Incentive and awards are motivators. In order to promote research activities, the University rewards the faculty members for their achievements in any field as mentioned below:
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