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Research Policy

Preamble: Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) are platforms of treasured knowledge sharing and transmission, and erudite exploration. These core and complementary exercise of scholarship, innovation and research productivity principally determines the graduate research and outcome which are the two cardinal features that reflect the caliber of alumni and define the prominence of HEIs. The successful attainment of this milestone is greatly contingent upon alignment of the dynamics of teaching-learning process, a guaranteed academic freedom and shared responsibilities.

Dr.N.G.P. Arts and Science College's central functions of teaching-learning are complemented by research, which depends upon an atmosphere in which freedom of inquiry, thought, expression and publication are given the fullest protection. This policy document presents the broad principles that guide the research enterprise at Dr.N.G.P. Arts and Science College and assure the integrity of scholarly inquiry that aims at helping students, scholars and faculty of Dr.N.G.P. Arts and Science College to achieve excellence and contribute to the societal development.

The college is committed to promote a research culture among Faculty and students as basic long term research provides the foundation for future development of the Institution. The research policy of the college aims to develop and promote scientific temper and research aptitude of all learners; to realize the vision and mission of the college and to identify research areas of academic, practical and socially relevant significance thus contributing to national development. It also aims at ensuring that the research activities of the college conform to all applicable rules and regulations of the affiliating University and U.G.C. as well as to the established standards and norms relating to safe and ethical conduct of research. Our research policy provides a broad framework to the research activities with the following objectives:

Principles

The Academic Council of Dr.N.G.P. Arts and Science College hereby affirms the following principles concerning research:

  • Individual scholars should be free to select the subject matter of their research, to seek support from any source for their work and to form their own findings and conclusions.
  • These findings and conclusions should be available for scrutiny and criticism as required by the policy of the college on openness in research.
  • Research procedures should not violate established professional ethics pertaining to the personal rights of human beings (such as health, safety and privacy).
  • The College fosters an environment conducive to research, yet may not be able to support all research demands because of limited resources. However, it shall allocate space, facilities, funds and other resources for research programs based on the scholarly merits of the proposed research.
  • The College shall also provide opportunities to researchers for writing research proposals and reports, publications, patent filing, etc.
  • The principle of freedom of access by all interested persons to the underlying data processes and to the final results of research is one of overriding importance.

The above principles provide a broad framework to guide research and integrity of scholarly inquiry at Dr.N.G.P. Arts and Science College with respect to research at all levels - Bachelors to Ph.D. as well as research supported with extramural funding. They reinforce the individual research personal responsibility to assure that the conduct of research, the sources of funding for the research and its perceived outcomes are consistent with the individual researcher's judgment and conscience.

Objectives

  • To establish a system for research
  • To promote research, innovation and intellectual capital
  • To sustain research and publication
  • To incentivize the generation of intellectual capital
  • To take research findings to society
  • To establish links with local, national, regional and global institutions through MoU
  • To engage in consultancy and extension activities
  • To motivate the staff to utilize the skills towards enhancement of knowledge
  • To increase external funding for doing research by way of writing proposals to Government and Non-government agencies
  • To implement research-based learning
  • To enter into research partnerships with other institutions
  • To ensure integrity, quality and ethics in research
  • To provide a proper coordination of all research activities of the college and aligning these to the vision and missions of the college and national development goals
  • To promote interdisciplinary research and establish policies or involving external agencies/experts in such projects
  • To create an awareness about patents and Intellectual Property Rights and motivate them to apply for patents
  • To take initiative for granting study leave, sabbatical leave, duty leave, seed money, reduction in workload, etc. to deserving faculty members for advanced research
  • To create an ecosystem for innovations including Incubation centre and other initiatives for creation and transfer of knowledge

Thrust Areas

Although researchers have the freedom to choose their own topics of research, it is highly desirable to make research socially relevant. Dr.N.G.P. Arts and Science College expects the various cells, forums, and Departments to identify the trends for research. Dr.NGPASC will support the innovators (academic community and local community) with impactful socially relevant ideas which have great potential to be a successful Social Enterprise. This centre is confined to the following thrust areas:

  • Health care
  • Education
  • Women and Child welfare
  • Poverty
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Environmental Management
  • Waste Management
  • Sustainable Employment Creation
  • ICT, etc.,

Promotion of Research

The College believes that researchers are free to choose the subject of their research, to seek support from any funding source for their research work, and to report their findings and conclusions. However, the research shall be available for scrutiny to the faculty/advisor concerned and constructive criticism of the peers. The following steps shall be taken to promote research at Dr.N.G.P. Arts and Science College.

  • Principal Investigators of funded projects will be rewarded with cash incentives.
  • Dr.NGPASC accords high priority recognizing the outcomes of research (Ph.D. Degree, publication, patent, and other recognitions). Publications in peer-reviewed/ indexed Journals as well as those presentations made in Conferences/ Seminars/ Symposia if that result in ISBN/ ISSN numbered proceedings attract cash incentives.
  • Research Advisors whose scholar is successful with the Ph.D. degree and two International publications (with Thompson Reuters IF) can claim cash incentive.
  • A successful research proposal will be given seed money for carrying out the research project.

Research Committee

The research cell is constituted with the Principal as chairman, Dean R&D as Coordinator, and all research guides as members. The ways and means of improving research activities is discussed in the meeting of Research cell.

Objective

  • A qualitative and consistent review mechanism for research is put in place for all proposals dealt by this Committee

Role

  • To review all research projects to be conducted at Dr.NGPASC irrespective of the funding agency
  • The committee shall take care of all cardinal principles of research ethics viz. Autonomy, Beneficence, Non-malfeasance and Justice in planning, conduct and reporting of the proposed research.
  • The committee shall review the proposals before start of the study as well as monitor the research throughout the study until and after completion of the study through appropriate well documented procedures like annual reports, final reports, site visits etc. The committee shall also examine compliance with all regulatory requirements, applicable guidelines and laws.

Code of Ethics in Research

Every researcher of the college has a responsibility to foster an environment which promotes intellectual honesty and integrity. The researcher should resist from indulging in activities which infringe on the copyrighted materials which would amount to misconduct in any aspect of research. The Research misconduct may mean and inclusive of any behaviour of the researcher that borders conflicts of interest, fabrication, falsification, plagiarism in proposing, performing or reviewing research or in reporting research results. Research misconduct does not include honest differences in interpretations or judgments of data. The College shall take seriously all incidents of research misconduct and shall ensure that the procedures for the inquiry, investigation and adjudication of any misconduct are just for all parties involved. Dr.NGPASC not only views research misconduct as extremely troubling but also views the same as a threat to the basic principles of research and ethical standards the College strives to maintain and promote. Dr.NGPASC undertakes to comply with the provisions formulated by the UGC in its Draft Policy Note No. F. 1-18/2010 (CPP-II) dated 1st September 2017 - UGC Regulations (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) - 2017.

  • All students pursuing research in the college are expected to maintain high standards of integrity, honesty and professionalism in respect of all the work undertaken by them
  • Since the college is affiliated to Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, the college follows the regulations of the University and U.G.C. regarding plagiarism and malpractice in research
  • A Ph.D./ M.Phil. thesis submitted from the Institution is screened by Bharathiyar University, for plagiarism before it is accepted. Each student can avail the facility in the university to check plagiarism of the paper publications.
  • Whenever a paper is to be published in peer reviewed journals, the journal will normally have a committee to check the originality in the content.
  • An ethical committee has been constituted and a Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) is adopted for monitoring research activities of the college
  • The objective of this SOP is to contribute to the effective functioning of the Committee by ensuring a qualitative and consistent ethical review mechanism for health and biomedical research involving human participants.

Research Forum

In each research department, Research Forum may be formed comprising of research scholars. Motivated PG and UG students can also be members of the Research Forum. The members of the Research Forum may be given chance to interact with the scientists and experts in the field whenever possible. The members may be given information on the summer research fellowships available in IISc, IITs and other research institutes. The members may be encouraged to apply for projects announced by Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST), Department of Science and Technology (DST), University Grants Commission (UGC), and other agencies. The Research Forum may organize regular research oriented discussion on recent developments in research.

Seed Money

Dr.NGPASC follows a proactive policy of encouraging professional development of teachers and provides T.A., D.A. and Registration fee for those who present papers in national/ international seminars organized by other institutions. Seed money is granted for researchers for publishing research papers per publication per researcher at the rate of Rs. 500 and Rs. 250 respectively in international and national journals. This in turn motivates researchers to apply for research projects from Government and Non-government agencies to take up research.

Seed money is given to departments for conducting national/ international seminars/ conferences/ workshops for dissemination of research findings.

DrNGPASC is keen to participate in the research, transmission and enhancement of knowledge and to encourage the staff and the students to take part in the socio economic and scientific development of the nation.

External Funds

All researchers are encouraged to get funds for research through submitting research proposals to Government and Non-government agencies.

Research at UG & PG Levels

Inclusion of research component in the curriculum is a way of promoting creativity among the undergraduates and postgraduates. Accordingly, group, lab on and individual Research Projects are included in the final year curricula of the Bachelors and Masters programme respectively. Upon submission of the dissertation, viva voce is conducted on the dissertation.

Roles and responsibilities of UG/ PG Project Coordinators (PCs)

  • The concern Class Advisor(s) of UG/ PG project performing student batch will be the UG/ PG Project Coordinator(s) (PCs)
  • Before the commencement of UG/ PG classes, HoD should convene a staff meeting to identify all possible research areas for the department and assign expertise staff for each domain
  • PCs should communicate the core research areas and staff expertise of department to UG/ PG students within a week of class commencement
  • PCs should orient UG/ PG students in selecting research topic and collecting review of literature, methodology, etc. This process should be completed within 3 weeks
  • Student shall make PPT presentation (3 slides only) highlighting Research Area(s), Literature Review and Methodology. Based on the student research interest and staff expertise (available), the PCs in consultation with the HoD will assign project guides. This process should be completed at the 5th week
  • PCs should prepare UG/ PG student project list including the guide and cost involved and the report is submitted to Overall Project Coordinator (OPC)
  • Every week for an hour, the departmental project review meeting shall be organized where each student/ team will present progress report for 10 minutes. Project guide(s) should also be present during the student presentation. Members presiding over the review meeting should give suggestions for project work improvement
  • OPC will organize monthly meeting wherein the project progress shall be discussed
  • PCs will issue general guidelines and other regulations for the dissertation preparation and should follow accordingly
  • Draft copy of the thesis shall be submitted to Dean R&D
  • From this academic year 2019-20, it is the responsibility of the concerned guide to ensure that student projects are submitted for publication in free journals where student should be a 1st author and the guide is a corresponding author. Authors who have contributed (directly or indirectly) may be co-authors
  • It is mandatory to get the communication ID before proceeding for publication
  • The acknowledgement column should include the following
    • Funding agency (only in externally funded projects)
    • Lab facility from host institutions
    • DST-FIST Scheme
    • DBT-Star Scheme
    • Management
    • Principal
    • Dean, R&D

Roles and Responsibilities of Overall Project Coordinator (OPC)

The Overall Project Coordinator (OPC) is responsible for student allotment, implementation and monitoring of project progress and outcome at various stages. OPC shall convene monthly Project Review meeting between 3.15 pm to 4.15 pm on any day except on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Project review committee comprises of Principal/ Principal Nominee, Dean R&D, OPC, PCs and the HoD

Issues, non-availability of resources if any are to be discussed in the project review meeting and the report is to be submitted in Principal’s office through Dean R&D. OPC shall give guidelines for the preparation of dissertation

  • Overall thesis format/ spacing
  • Certificate format
  • Font type and size
  • Bibliographic style

It is the responsibility of the OPC to ensure that

  • All project work is converted into research paper
  • The students are motivated to choose research as their career
  • Translational research should be encouraged
  • Start-up project’s to be motivated

At the end of academic year, projects list and the resultant publications should be submitted to Dean R&D/ Principal’s office

Minor & Major Research Projects

Research projects supported by Government agencies as well as sponsored extramurally form an important resource for augmenting infrastructure and professional recognition of the faculty and therefore the College. The institution has been encouraging the faculty to conduct research as a means of augmenting and complementing the teaching process. Research Committee would identify a list of funding agencies – government as well as industry, and develop a scheme for providing financial assistance in the form of seed money to conceive research ideas and realize the project. For this purpose, every year the College earmarks financial budget. The Minor Research Project Scheme helps young faculty to prepare the proposal, conduct research and begin publishing. It also assists them in preparing proposals for major research projects.

Collaborative research project

For collaborative research there should be formal agreement between the parties involved in the project. Then the proposal can be submitted to the agency for the financial assistance. Also the intellectual property rights of all researchers involved in the project must be clearly spelt out.

Guidelines to carry out research

The HoDs should motivate and encourage initiating research by individual staff.

The staff, who is pursuing part time/ full time research, can utilize the available infrastructure facility for doing research.

The staff can also use the lab facility for doing research during holidays with prior one time approval.

Individual staff can bring out research publications in referred and peer-reviewed journals along with good impact factor with Dr.N.G.P. ASC affiliation.

The staff who involve in research can decide the co-authorship(s) in paper publication.

The staff can write proposal to any funding agency on their field of interest.

The staff responsible in conceiving and bringing out the project is the P.I. and who are supporting will be co-investigators.

In case, if the staff not holding the Ph.D., he/she can identify the P.I. wherein the staff can be the co-investigator.

The co-authorship in the paper publication and the P.I./ co-investigatorship in funded proposals are not mandatory to include the senior professor/ HoD.

It is directed to use the following heads to claim the expenditure for all the projects hereafter:-

    Equipment
  • Salary-SRF/ JRF (Fellowship)
  • Travel
  • Consumables
  • Contingencies
  • Overheads

All Payments Exceeds Rs.500/- should be made only through electronic transfer/ cheque

All the Principal Investigators/ Co-ordinators of the ongoing projects/ schemes are directed to maintain the following files;

  • Letter-in
  • Letter-out
  • Accounts (Bills)
  • Progress Report
  • Equipment
  • Consumables
  • Contingencies
  • Salary

Guidelines to appoint Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in funded projects/ Management sponsored projects

The selection committee to appoint JRF and SRF shall be constituted

The following are the composition of the committee:

Chairman - Principal

Dean - Research and Development

HoD - Principal Investigator (P.I.) affiliated department

Subject Expert- Concerned area of research (TA/ DA shall be availed from research fund)

Selection Process

  • The advertisement should be given in one national (English)/ regional (Tamil) daily and display in the notice boards of different Colleges/ Research Labs/ Universities.
  • Initial screening of the application based on the required qualification.
  • Sending call letters 15 days in advance for interview after scrutiny.
  • The interview consists of entrance test and the personal interview on the concerned research area.
  • Candidates will be interviewed by the selection committee.
  • Committee will finalize the suitable candidates and list their names as per the ranking.
  • The approval of the selected candidate shall be obtained from the Managment.
  • The appointment order will be released by the Chairman of the selection committee.
  • The fellowship for the JRF/SRF will be as per the norms prescribed by the funding agency.

Promotion of JRF to SRF

  • The progress of the JRF candidates will be reviewed by the committee after completion of 2 years of JRF position.
  • Based on the performance, publication of research papers and progress of the research work, the committee may/may not recommend the promotion to SRF.
  • The Principal will release the promotion order.
  • The candidates are eligible to receive the Senior Research Fellowship based on the terms and conditions of the funding agency, after their promotion from JRF.

Purchase Policy

  • All research equipments will be purchased as per the norms put forth by the sponsoring agency. The researcher may also use the equipment supplied by the donor.
  • Upon completion of the project all equipments purchased using research grants shall become the property of the College.

The following are the guidelines for purchase of equipment:-

  • The prominent vendors/ suppliers for purchase of different equipment should be identified by the respective Head of the department
  • The list of identified vendors should be added in the approved vendors list of the Institution.
  • Identification of equipment with required specifications by the respective staff and the lab in charge along with the discussion of HoD.
  • The HoD should take necessary steps to get different quotations at competitive rates from the list of approved vendors.
  • The quotations should consist of comprehensible specifications of the equipment such as make, model, warranty and payment policy along with terms and conditions.
  • The comparative statement of the quotations received by different approved vendors should be prepared by the HoD.
  • The comparative statement should be discussed with the purchase committee constituted by Principal.
  • The purchase committee will identify the terms and conditions regarding the payment of the selected vendors.
  • The identified prominent vendors should be called for demonstration/ presentation of the equipment.
  • The HoD will narrow down the equipment based on the model, make and specification.
  • The negotiation of the pricing will be made in the presence of the following members:
    • Secretary of the Institution or her nominee
    • Principal
    • Members of the purchase committee
  • The following members are nominated as members of the purchase committee for our college in addition to Madam Secretary of the Institution or her nominee
    • Principal
    • Dean - Administration
    • Member Secretary
    • HoD - Respective Department
    • Staff in-charge of the lab - Respective Department
  • After the approval of the Management, the CEO (Regular Purchase)/ Principal (Project Purchase) will place the purchase order (PO) to the respective vendor.

Payment Policy

  • As an advance, 40% of the payment will be made at the time of releasing the purchase order.
  • The remaining 40% of the payment will be made after the delivery and commissioning the equipment.
  • The balance 20% of the payment will be made after one month of successful performance of the equipment.
  • In case of foreign order, either the payment will be made through wire transfer or demand draft or letter of credit.

Funded Research Scheme

S.No Project Title Scheme Coordinator Funding Agency Duration Sanction Order No. Amount in Rs.
1. Life Science and Biotechnology Education and Training at undergraduate level under the Star College Scheme Dr.S.S.Sudha DBT 1 Year (05/03/2018 - 28/02/2021) F.No:BT/HRD/11/011/2018 dt. 05.03. 2018 82,00,000
2. Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Universities and Higher Educational Institutions (FIST) Program Dr.S.Balasubramanian DST 1 Year (01/10/2014 - 30/09/2019) F.No: SR/FST/College-162/2013 dt. 08.09. 2014 (50:50 mode) 40,00,000
Total 1,22,00,000

Research Projects

Major Research Projects

S.No Project Title Name of the PI & Dep Funding Agency Duration Sanction Order No. Amount in Rs.
1 Influence of particle size on the in vivo and in vitro toxicity of metal oxides causing toxicity in model zebrafish in normal human Bladder Cells and Bladder Tumor Cells Prof. Dr. V. Rajendran, Physics DST - DST/INT/FRG/DAAD/P-13/2017 dt. 25.03.2019 3,39,700
2 Developing a portable composite household Foldscope kit for a improved sanitation and human health Dr. S. Balasubramanian, Biochemistry DBT 1 Year 6 months (20/05/2018 - 19/09/2019) No.BT/IN/Indo-US/ Foldscope/39/2015 dt. 20.03.2018 8,00,000
3 Popularization of Foldscope among farmers of Coimbatore for the onsite detection of pest nematode Dr. S. Gowri, Biochemistry DBT 1 Year 6 months (20/05/2018 - 19/09/2019) No.BT/IN/Indo-US/ Foldscope/39/2015 dt. 20.03.2018 8,00,000
4 Detection and identification system of Bacteria and Bacterial endotoxin in the drinking water source by Foldscope Dr. A. M. Ramachandran, Microbiology DBT 1 Year 6 months (20/05/2018 - 19/09/2019) No.BT/IN/Indo-US/ Foldscope/39/2015 dt. 20.03.2018 8,00,000
5 Portability assessment of drinking water resources used by SC/ST population of Valparai Taluk, Coimbatore district, Tamilnadu Dr. V. Shanmugaraju, Biotechnology DST 2 Years (01/03/2016 - 28/02/2018) F.No.NRDMS/01/71/014 (G) dt. 05.02.2016 9,42,000
6 Study on socio-economic status and problem faced by women workers in textile industry with special reference to Coimbatore district Dr. B. Thangaraj Commerce (CA) UGC 3 Years (01/10/2015 - 30/09/2018) F.No. 05-15/2014 (HRP) dt. 09.09.2015 6,59,600
7 Screening of antimicrobial peptides and biomolecules from microbial diversity isolated from Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu for their therapeutic applications Dr. V. Shanmugaraju, Biotechnology UGC 3 Years (01/04/2013 - 31/03/2016) F.No. 42-210/2013 (SR) dt. 22.03.2013 12,13,300
8 Utilization of micro-algae from Noyyal river basin, Coimbatore for CO2 sequestration, hydrocarbon production, effluent treatment and for the production of commercially important products Dr. D. Geetharamani, Microbiology DST 3 Years (01/08/2012 - 31/07/2015) F.No. DST/ IS-STAC/ COS-SR-108/11(G) dt. 18.07.12 32,95,102
9 Studies on molecular mechanism of cardioprotective activity of principle (Garcinol) of Garcinia indica in experimentally induced cardiotoxicity Dr. K. Gurusamy, CLT UGC 3 Years (01/07/2012 - 30/06/2015) F.No. 41-1277/2012 (SR) dt. 26.06.2012 14,13,800
10 Socio Economic Conditions, Awareness Level of Marketing & Farm Loan Facilities Related Problems - An Empirical Investigation with Special Reference to with Special Reference to Coimbatore, Erode and Tiruppur districts Dr. S. Saravanan, Commerce UGC 2 Years (01/02/2011 - 31/01/2013) F.No. 5-295/2010 (HRP) dt. 10/02/2011 4,45,200
11 Antitumor activity of Alpinia purpurata on blader cancer cell lines Dr. S. Suja Biochemistry UGC 3 Years (01/02/2010 - 31/01/2013) F.No. 38-57/2009 (SR) dt. 19/12/2009 5,92,300
12 Investigation on crude and bioactive compounds from marine micro algae for preventing coronary heart diseases Dr. S. S. Sudha, Microbiology UGC 3 Years (01/02/2010 - 31/01/2013) F.No. 38-56/2009 (SR) dt. 19.12.2009 11,11,800
13 Fish waste - a renewable alternative source for protease production Dr. A. Mahalakshmi Priya, Biotechnology UGC 3 Years (01/02/2010 - 31/01/2013) F.No. 38-55/2009 (SR) dt. 19.12.2009 6,03,800
14 Strategies and technologies for effective electronic medical record systems Dr. P. R. Muthuswamy, Management UGC 2 Years (01/02/2010 - 31/01/2012) F.No. 5 - 474/2009 (HRP) dt. 18/01/2010 5,02,800
15 Chermomodulatory role of Couropita guianensis extract on hepatic cancer cell lines Dr. S. Mohandass, Biochemistry UGC 3 Years (01/05/2009 - 30/04/2012) F.No. 35-158/2008 (SR) dt. 20.03.2009 9,68,800
16 Identification and exploitation of wood rotting fungi from Western Ghats area for biotechnological process Dr. K. Selvam, Biotechnology UGC 3 Years (01/05/2009 - 30/04/2012) F.No. 35-31/2008 (SR) dt. 17.03.2009 6,92,800
17 Communication Skill The Principal UGC - F.No.4-442/2009 (COP) dt. 01.03.2009 7,00,000

Minor Research Projects

S.No Project Title Name of the PI & Dep Funding Agency Duration Sanction Order No. Amount in Rs.
1. Farmers’ Perception towards Organic farming for Sustainable Livelihood in Coimbatore District Dr. J. Lilly, Commerce with Information Technology ICSSR 1 Year (01/11/2019 - 31/10/2020) No. 02/55/2019-20/MN/ICSSR/RP dt.31.10.2019 3,50,000
2. A Study on Framer’s Perception on Different Marketing Channels for Major Vegetables in Ooty and Coimbatore Districts of Tamil Nadu Dr. M. Ranjithkumar, Commerce with Business Analytics ICSSR 1 Year (01/11/2019 - 31/10/2020) No. 02/44/2019-20/MN/ICSSR/RP dt.31.10.2019 3,00,000
3. E-Governance towards Good Governance-An Analysis of Selected Village Panchayat Blocks in Coimbatore District Dr. M. Shanthini Devi, Dr. S. Arunpriya, Commerce with Computer Application ICSSR-IMPRESS 1 Year (01/10/2019 - 30/09/2020) IMPRESS/P3661/392/2018-19/ICSSR dt.17.09.2019 4,34,000
4. Wild life Damage, Crop insurance /Compensation for Farmers In Coimbatore division Dr. P. Revathi,, Dr. R. Muthukumar, Commerce with Banking and Insurance ICSSR-IMPRESS 1 Year (01/10/2019 - 30/09/2020) IMPRESS/P1296/641/2018-19/ICSSR dt.12.09.2019 3,00,000
5. Women harassment in textile industry with special reference to Coimbatore city Dr. A. Lakshmi Priya, Commerce with Banking and Insurance ICSSR-IMPRESS 1 Year (01/04/2019 - 31/03/2020) IMPRESS/P1426/168/2018-19/ICSSR dt.20.03.2019 3,50,000
6. A Study on Socio-Economic Conditions and Problems faced by the Slum Dwellers in Rapid Urbanization with special reference to Coimbatore Corporation Dr. S. Namasivayam, Dr. N. Kodhai Nayaki, Business Process Services ICSSR-IMPRESS 1 Year (01/04/2019 - 31/03/2020) IMPRESS/P3426/64/2018-19/ICSSR dt.20.03.2019 4,90,000
S.No Project Title Name of the PI & Dep Funding Agency Duration Sanction Order No. Amount in Rs.
1. Design and Development of Under Wear Using Banana Peel Extract for Urinary Tract Infection among Adult Women Prof. V. Kavitha, CDF UGC 2 Years (01/07/2017 - 30/06/2019) MRP-6677/16 UGC-SERO dt. 30.06.2017 3,20,000
2. Formulating and Educating about low cost Herbal finished Baby Nappy Pads among the self Help Group in Tirupur District Prof. G. Malarvizhi, CDF UGC 2 Years (01/07/2017 - 30/06/2019) MRP-6674/16 UGC-SERO dt. 30.06.2017 3,65,000
3. A Study on Socio Economic Condition and Quality of Work Life among women workers in Textile Industry with Special Reference to Coimbatore District Prof. C. Eahambaram, Commerce with Computer Application UGC 2 Years (01/07/2017 - 30/06/2019) MRP-6499/16 UGC-SERO dt. 30.06.2017 1,35,000
4. Hazardous Parthenium Weed Compost and Pseudomonas fluorescens - A Potential Growth Enhancer and immunostimulatnt for Crops (Tomato) Dr. J. Rengaramanujam, Microbiology UGC 2 Years (01/07/2017 - 30/06/2019) MRP-6767/16 UGC-SERO dt. 30.06.2017 1,15,000
5. Design and Development of Sarees and Empowering Kurumba Tribal Communities with Textile Designing Techniques Using Kurumba Tribal Painting Prof. R. V. Vijayalakshmi, CDF UGC 2 Years (01/07/2017 - 30/06/2019) MRP-6667/16 UGC-SERO dt. 30.06.2017 2,80,000
6. Consumer buying behavior towards Eco Friendly Products - A Study in Coimbatore City Prof. M. Ishwarya, Managment UGC 2 Years (01/07/2017 - 30/06/2019) MRP-6514/16 UGC-SERO dt. 29.06.2017 1,00,000
7. Growth Inhibition and induction of Apoptosis in MCF-7 Breast Cancer cells by Solanum xanthocarpum Dr. T. Indhumathi, Biochemistry UGC 2 Years (01/03/2014 - 28/02/2016) MRP-5028/14 UGC-SERO dt. 01.03.2014 3,10,000
8. Bio-mimetic synthesis, characterization of synthesized silver nano-particles and the cytotoxic inhibition of TNF-α induced NF-κB nuclear translocation in Prostate cancer Cell Line (PC-3) Dr. K. Rajathi, Biochemistry UGC 2 Years (01/03/2014 - 28/02/2016) MRP-5027/14 UGC-SERO dt. 01.03.2014 3,50,000
9. In-vitro Anticancer efficacy of ethanol extract of Curcuma amada rhizome on Hela cell line Dr. P. A. Vasundra Devi, Biochemistry UGC 2 Years (01/03/2014 - 28/02/2016) MRP-5021/14 UGC-SERO dt. 01.03.2014 3,90,000
10. Effect of PLGA-PEG nanoencapsulation of active constituents from Caralluma adscendens (roxb) on HT-2 colon cancer cell lines Dr. S. Gowri, Biochemistry UGC 2 Years (01/03/2014 - 28/02/2016) MRP-5026/14 UGC-SERO dt. 01.03.2014 4,30,000
11. Screening for antimicrobial activity of seaweeds isolated from south Indian coat against human pathogens Prof. C. Sasikala, Microbiology UGC 2 Years (01/03/2014 - 28/02/2016) MRP-5023/14 UGC-SERO dt. 01.03.2014 2,80,000
12. Impact of nutritional intervention on the health status of malnourished children Dr. D. Sridevi, Nutrition and Dietetics UGC 2 Years (01/03/2014 - 28/02/2016) MRP-5024/14 UGC-SERO dt. 01.03.2014 3,40,000
13. Improvisation of communicative skills and personality development for dalit girl children in the schools of Coimbatore district Prof. A. Patricia Romila, Hospital Administration UGC 2 Years (01/03/2014 - 28/02/2016) MRP-5022/14 UGC-SERO dt. 01.03.2014 2,40,000
14. To study the healthcare cost utilization of public health centers in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu Prof. A. Sunil Franklin, Hospital Administration UGC 2 Years (01/03/2014 - 28/02/2016) MRP-5025/14 UGC-SERO dt. 01.03.2014 1,85,000
15. In terms of power supply, Water Supply, safety equipments, fume hood, laboratory working table and upgrading of laboratory etc Biosciences Departments UGC Infrastructure - F.4-9/2010 (BSR)/15-19(17)/2012(BSR) dt. 10.07.12 10,00,000
16. Screening of Biologically Active secondary Metabolites producing Lichens from Selected Parts of Western Ghats and Its Antimicrobial Activity Prof. S. Senthil Prabhu, Microbiology UGC 2 Years (01/04/2013 - 31/03/2015) MRP-4367/129MRP/UGC-SERO dt. 26.03.2012 90,000
17. Study of Cytotoxic Trail Induced apoptosis & Inhibition of Melanongenesis of Foeniculum vulgare in Distinct Cancer Cell Lines Dr. V. Devika, Biochemistry UGC 2 Years (01/04/2013 - 31/03/2015) MRP-4373/129MRP/ UGC-SERO dt. 26.03.2012 1,05,000
Total 50,35,000

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Dr. N.G.P. Arts and Science College established in 1997 is a standing testimony of Kongu Mamani Dr. Nalla G. Palaniswami, a well renowned doctor, Educationalist & Philanthorophist and his generous wife eminent personality of the decade. Dr.Thavamani D. Palaniswami. Discipline and Quality education are Hall mark of this institution. There are about 8450 students on rolls with 286 faculty members under the streams of Humanities, Basic and Applied sciences, Biosciences, Computer Sciences, Commerce and Management. The college infrastructure and instructional facilities on par with global standard have paved way for rendering quality education which is proven through NAAC reaccreditation with “A” Grade and 91st NIRF ranking by MHRD at National level in colleges’ category. The Intellectual Property rights for the academic year 2018 - 19 was initiated in our campus on July 19, 2018.

IPR Objectives

  • WIPR-19, to encourage widespread awareness and understanding of the role that intellectual property plays in fostering a creative and innovative culture. To promote academic freedom and safeguard in creation of intellectual property at the Institute
  • To provide a comprehensive single window reference system for all intellectual property rights issues relating to intellectual property generated at the Institute. To safeguard the interest of creator of intellectual property and provide fair distribution of returns accruing from the commercialization of IPR.
  • To help in introducing prudent IP management practices within the Institute to promote an IPR culture. Educate the participants on how to respond to infringements of rights including patent rights.
  • To provide legal support, wherever necessary, to defend and protect the intellectual property rights obtained by the Institute against any infringement/ unauthorized use
  • To create an environment for acquiring new knowledge through innovation and research, compatible with the educational mission of the Institute.
  • To raise the level of IP awareness among students and scholars.
  • To ensure that once they decide to explore the prospects of commercialization of IP, they must disclose it to the Institute, while continuing to keep the information confidential until patent applications are being processed
  • To ensure the release of institute’s rights relating to an IP, back to the researcher where Institute decides not to pursue the opportunity for commercialization.

Activities

The primary objective of this activity is to provide a forum to MSME entrepreneurs, Industry Associations and others stakeholders, including professionals having working experience of MSME sector to share knowledge, experience and create mass awareness on various aspects of IPR.

IPR Summary

The WIPR-19 began with the Orientation given by Prof. Dr. V. Rajendran, Principal of Dr. .G.P. Arts and Science College. Following an overview of an Intellectual Property Rights was given by Dr. D. GeethaRamani, Dean Academics. Implications of Intellectual Property Rights were explained by Dr. S. Saravanan, Dean Administration, Idea on how to have a Copyright was given by Dr. V. Shanmugaraju, Dean Student Affairs. The importance of the Patent and trademark were given by Dr. S. Balasubramanian, Dean R&D, The role of DBT and Research was given by Dr.S.Sudha, CDC co-ordinator. Prof. E.Kumaran , Convenor of IPR spoke about Initiation of IPR cell and its progression in Dr. N.G.P Arts and Science.

The Keynote address was given by Dr. S. P. Subramaniyan, Deputy Controller of Patents & Design, Patent Office, Chennai. He gave the brief introduction to IPR and Patenting system in India. Procedure for filing patents and Drafting complete specification was given by Mr. V. Palanisamy, Assistant Controller of Patents & Design, Patent office. Chennai.

Importance of Indian Patent and Case Studies was given by Prof. Dr. V. Rajendran, Principal, Dr. N. G. P. Arts and Science College, Coimbatore. Dr. D. Sridevi , Associate Professor and Head, Dr. N.G.P Arts and Science College, Coimbatore has delivered a keynote address on Copyright-Case studies.

Programs

The following are the Program Schedule carried out during WIPR-19.

S.No

Topic

Keynote Speaker

1

Introduction to IPR

 

Dr. S.P. Subramaniyan

Deputy Controller of Patent & Design

2

Patenting System in India

Dr. S.P. Subramaniyan

 Deputy Controller of Patent & Design

3

Procedure for filing patents

Mr.V. Palanisamy

  Assistant Controller of Patent & Design

4

Drafting complete Specification

Mr.V. Palanisamy

  Assistant Controller of Patent & Design

5

Indian Patent – Case Studies

Prof. Dr. V. Rajendran

Principal

6

Copyright – Case Studies

Dr. D. Sridevi

HOD, Nutrition & Dietetics

Intellectual Property Rights Cell

Name of the Convener: Prof. E. Kumaran

Members:

  • Dr. K. Sakthivel, Dept. of Chemistry – (Faculty of BAS)
  • Dr.K.Anbalagan, Dept. of CLT – (Faculty of BIS)
  • Mrs. K. Bagyalakshmi - Department. Of International Business (Faculty of Commerce)
  • Dr. V. Vinodhini - Department of Information Technology (Faculty of CS)
  • Mrs. T. Nithya - Department. of Management (Faculty of Management )
  • Dr. T. Sivakumar - Dept. of Tamil (Faculty of Humanities )

Photograph

Prof.Dr. V. Rajendran, Principal Dr.N.G.P Arts and Science College, Coimbatore gave the felicitation address

Dr.P.R. Muthuswamy Director Academics Dr.N.G.P Educational Institutions, Coimbatore

Student Feedback session on Intellectual Property Rights

Group Photo - WIPR-19

Awards & Recognitions

Sri Nalla Gounder Research awards

Sri Nalla Gounder Research Awards are annually conferred to students, scholars and faculty members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to respective discipline (Basic and Applied Sciences, Biosciences, Computer Science, Commerce, Management and Humanities) through quality of noted research related activities in the form of research projects, research paper reviews, product development, case studies etc. The awards are given in the following categories

  • Best Project award
  • Best Research paper review award
  • Best Products award
  • Best Creative writer award
  • Best Case study award
  • Best Work paper award

Selection Criteria

  • The award shall be for outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the following disciplines
    • Basic and Applied Sciences
    • Biosciences
    • Computer Science
    • Commerce
    • Management
    • Humanities
  • The award consists of a shield and a certificate citing the recipient’s contribution
  • Nominations are open to students, research scholars, and faculty members of Dr.N.G.P. Arts and Science College
  • Selection of awardees will be done by a committee of subject experts appointed by the Principal
  • Best Product will be selected by a committee of experts based on novelty, application, creativity and value addition contributed by the product to human/ animal/ community welfare
  • The best work paper will be selected by a committee of experts based on theoretical and practical innovations, ingenuity and importance of the research in current needs.

Intellectual Property Rights

The College would strengthen innovation in research leading to filing of patents for which all technical and financial support would be extended. If any innovation is accomplished, the institution shall encourage the researchers to patent it. The College bears all expenditure for filing application for the patent. If the patent is commercialized the earning is to be shared between researcher and the College. The College shall create awareness about intellectual property rights among faculty, researchers and scholars from time to time.

Name of the Cell

Name of the Convener

Members

Intellectual Property Rights

Dr.V.Vinothini

Dept. of Information Technology

Faculty of BAS

Dr. K. Sakthivel, Dept. of Chemistry.

Faculty of BIS

Dr.K.Anbalagan, Dept. of CLT.

Faculty of COM

Dr.T.Vasumathi, Dept. of Com (IB)

Dr.L.Suguna, Dept. of Commerce PA

Faculty of CS

Mrs.B.Leelavathi, Dept. of Computer Technology

Funding Agencies in India

Research Funding & Fellowship – Sciences

S.No List of Major Funding agencies in India Web Site
01. UGC – University Grants Commission www.ugc.ac.in
02. CSIR – Council for Scientific & Industrial Research www.csirhrdg.res.in
03. DAE – Department of Atomic Energy www.dae.gov.in
04. DST – Department of Science & Technology
SERC – Science & Engineering Research Council
www.serc-dst.org
05. DRDO – Defence Research & Development Organization www.drdo.com
06. MOEF – Ministry of Environment & Forest www.envfor.nic.in
07. DBT – Department of Biotechnology www.dbtindia.nic.in
08. ICAR – Indian Council of Agricultural Research www.icar.org.in

Research Funding & Fellowship – Humanities

S.No List of Major Funding agencies in India Web Site
01. UGC – University Grants Commission www.ugc.ac.in
02. ICSSR - The Indian Council of Social Science Research www.icssr.org
03. MOSJE - Ministry of Social Justice & Empowermen www.socialjustice.nic.in
04. MOWR - Ministry of Water Resources www.wrmin.nic.in
05. MOEF – Ministry of Environment & Forest www.envfor.nic.in
06. DBT – Department of Biotechnology www.dbtindia.nic.in
07. Social Science Fellowship www.ssrc.org
08. Malcom & Elizabeth Adhisheshiah Trust meatrust@dataone.in

Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC)

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India has established ‘MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC)’ to systematically foster the culture of Innovation amongst all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while they are informative years.

MIC has envisioned encouraging creation of ‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) across selected HEIs. A network of these IIC will be established to promote innovation in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campuses.

Major focus of IIC

To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem. Start-up supporting Mechanism in HEIs. Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework. Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas. Develop better Cognitive Ability for Technology Students.

Functions of IIC

  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bound fashion.
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • Organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.
  • Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
  • Create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.
  • Organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.

Enrollment to Ph.D. Programme

Course 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Biochemistry
2
4
-
4
1
2
2
2
1
15
Microbiology
1
3
-
1
7
3
-
2
1
15
Bio Technology
-
-
6
6
1
1
2
2
-
16
Comp. Science
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
6
6
Commerce
1
-
-
-
8
3
-
-
-
12
Management
-
-
-
1
2
3
1
1
1
6
English
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
1
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