RESEARCH AND INNOVATION POLICY
Research and Innovation are important components of higher education. The policy seeks to develop a culture and an environment for research and innovation through quality publications, research projects, campus start-ups, industrial consultancy and contributions to research seminars, conferences, workshops and other such events relating to research and innovation. Research, innovation and consultancy are given due importance by national regulatory bodies and accreditation and ranking agencies. Through this policy, PIET aims at making a larger contribution to research and innovation so as to improve academic quality.
Under the policy, necessary support infrastructure and facilities will be expanded to encourage faculty and students to focus on research and innovation and bring out quality output. Under the policy each department will identify thrust areas for research and innovation on the basis of current trends in industry and take steps to build internal capability among faculty and students by conducting research in the priority areas. The students will be specifically encouraged the undertake research projects under the guidance of the faculty and will be provided incentives and motivation to do field projects. The departments will conduct from time to time research seminars and workshops and take steps to disseminate the knowledge. To promote research, departments will develop linkages with corporate houses and R&D organizations in the region. The research work in the institute must lead to value addition for faculty and students through useful projects. As a matter of policy, the institute will encourage research in inter-disciplinary areas.
The contribution of each faculty member will be measured through performance points to be earned by the faculty members on the basis of their various activities relating to research and innovation during an academic year. The points to be awarded for different activities are given in Table 1.
|Research paper published in journals listed in reputed data bases WoS/SCI/SCIE/EBSCO Host/ ABDC Journals/ APA PsyNET/ Scopus/ PubMed/ JSTOR and equivalent||10|
|International patent granted||20|
|National patent granted||15|
|International patent filed||10|
|National patent, copyright, design patent or similar forms of IPR filed||07|
|Guidance/mentorship of a successful student/ alumni/ faculty start-up (regd.)||10|
|Innovative product/ process/ technology/ solution as proof of concept||07|
|Funded research project/development project||One point per Rs. 50,000/- on grant amount|
|Industrial consultancy||One point per Rs. 10,000/- of consultancy value|
|Book published by international publisher||15|
|Book published by reputed national publisher||10|
|Chapter in edited book by international publisher||07|
|Chapter in edited book by national publisher||05|
|Editor of book by international publisher||10|
|Editor of book by national publisher||07|
|MOOC offered at SWAYAM platform||10|
|Guidance of Ph.D. dissertation (awarded)||10 points per Degree|
|Original research paper presentation in international conferences/seminars/workshops||07|
|Original research paper presentation in national conferences/ seminars/ workshops organised by reputed institutions||05|
|Participation as a resource person in the management development program/ entrepreneurship development program, organised by reputed educational institutions||07|
|Innovation in pedagogy with significant demonstrated effect on teaching-learning||05|
|Revenue generated through patent licensing/ tech transfer/ commercialization||One point per Rs. 10,000/-|
|Successfully guiding/ mentoring award winning/ student project in state/ national/ international competitions||02/05/10 points respectively|
- Mention of affiliation of PIET as parent institution is essential for earning performance point.
- Documentary proof must be furnished for claiming the points.
- The output relating to research and consultancy must relate to the relevant academic year.
- In case of research output made by 2 or more faculty members jointly, for every 10 performance points, 7 will be granted to the lead contributor and other contributions will receive 5 points each.
In addition to the above, the recipient of national level and state level awards in research, innovation or start-ups will receive such prizes as may be decided by the competent authority.
The minimum performance points to be earned by faculty members in one academic year are given in Table 2.
|Sr.No.||Cadre||Minimum Performance Points|
A faculty member can earn multiple points on different criteria as given in Table 1.
If a faculty member earns performance points beyond the cadre limit (Table 2) then he/she will be rewarded at a rate as decided by the competent authority subject to a maximum of 20 points in one academic year.
The policy will be reviewed at the end of each academic year by a committee constitute by the Director. The recommendations of the committee, if any, will be incorporated in the policy after approval from the competent authority.