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Research Innovations & Extension

Preamble

In higher education, Research and Innovation creates an integrated base for various activities of an institution. Ideally all research activities designed to address:
(i) demand (ii) diversification of resources (iii) dynamic and lifelong learning needs; and (iv) Leveraging Information Communication Technology (ICT) to enhance networking and social engagement, both with the economic sector and with the community at large.

The success of a Management Institute largely depends upon the alignment of all the faculty members with contemporary research needs. Therefore, the present research policy aims to help Anekant Institute of Management Studies and its faculty to achieve excellence and contribute to skill oriented higher education so as to benefit industry and society.

Objectives

This policy provides a broad framework to guide and ensure integrity of academic research among faculty members and students. The objectives of policy are as follows

i) To promote research, innovation and intellectual capital, ii) To ensure integrity, quality and ethics in research, iii) To integrate teaching and research

Promotion of Research

AIMS believes that to students and faculty must be given freedom 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, research out so produced shall be subjected to the scrutiny by the Institute and constructive criticism of peers. Research techniques used by the researchers shall not violate established professional ethics, pertaining to academic research.

The Research Committee and Research Cell is entrusted with the responsibility to create conducive environment for research. The research needs are to be balanced with the available resources, such as funds, space, facilities, and other resources based on the scholarly and educational merits of the proposed research. It shall also provide development opportunities to researchers for writing research proposals and reports, publications, IPRs, etc.

Identification of Thrust Areas

Although the researchers have the freedom to choose their own topics of research, the research committee of AIMS will evaluate all research proposals for their socially relevance. The Research Cell coordinates with different subject teachers to prepare a list of research topics with a view to be focussed in their efforts. Also, the Research Committee continuously interacts with various stakeholders such as student community, academicians, and industry experts in identifying burning issues which need an urgent inquiry. Thus, the research cell keeps on updating its list of research ideas, areas, and topics and shares the same with students and faculty members.

Research Collaborations

(i) Industry Sponsored Research Project:
The Research Cell looks for industry sponsors and link them with experts of the institution to undertake conduct research on a specific topic for which financial support will come from the company. This will lead to three kinds of benefit: a) the researcher will get exposures to the concerned area of research; b) the industry will get solutions to its problem; and, c) the researcher, Institute and Industry can earn money and at the end, the society ultimately will benefit.

(ii) Interdisciplinary Research: The interdisciplinary research has become necessary to deliver meaningful and precise research output. Therefore, AIMS has decided to facilitate interdisciplinary research activities for which the following steps will be taken:

a) Identify the interdisciplinary area.

b) Identify the different experts from concerned disciplines who can work together.

c) Study the requirement of the infrastructure to conduct the concerned interdisciplinary research.

d) Explore possibilities to find resources for such interdisciplinary research.

Training for Research and Publications

Besides triggering research temperament, AIMS facilitates sharing of expertise within and among the surrounding institutes of higher learning to write a research papers and channelize their efforts

The Research Cell provides separate and exclusive platform for the students community to showcase their research endeavors and incentivize the same. Research so produced is considered for publication subject to the evaluation.

The Research Cell has also been instrumental in encouraging teaching fraternity across various disciplines to think from the management perspective and write research papers relevant to their field of study.

AIMS, mobilizes and imparts fresh research insights among teachers and students within and outside the Institute by means of its Research Cell.

Publication of Papers and Journals

AIMS consistently hosts conferences to mobilize research efforts from within and outside, among students, teachers, as well as industry. The research cell identifies contemporary issues to be addressed during these conferences.

Further, the research cell connects the opportunities to write, contribute and present research works organized by other institutes. Each faculty member is encouraged to publish his/her Research papers in identified journals and to be presented at national and international conferences.

Patent and IPR

AIMS shall create awareness about intellectual property rights among faculty, researchers and scholars from time to time.

Research Repository

All significant research works from students and faculty members such as published research papers, doctoral thesis, and books shall be properly made available to all stakeholders to in order to further the research.

Code of Ethics for Research (CER)

AIMS promotes research that benefits to the larger section of society and so the Management Council, Faculty Members and Students of the Institute are committed to research focused on people, organizations and industry. To honour the trust placed in researchers by research participants, funding organisations and society, the researchers should at all times act correctly and in ways that respect the rights and dignity of the participants, organisations and industry. In this regard all faculty members, researchers and students undertaking research are bound by code of research ethics.

Objectives

AIMS lays down Code of Ethics for Research:

1. To provide the ethical framework within which the ethical review process will operate across campus

2. To promote exemplary ethical standards in research and scholarship

Scope

This document lays down code of research ethics for all faculty members, researchers and students undertaking research and operationally controlled by the AIMS. It covers all the activities through which research information and data are gathered, processed and disseminated including surveys and interviews and the reporting of research findings.

The following are ethical principles that this codes address:

Academic Honesty Be honest in all scientific communications. Honestly report data, results, methods and procedures, and publication status. Do not fabricate, falsify, or misrepresent data. Do not deceive colleagues, granting agencies, or the public.
Integrity Keep your promises and agreements; act with sincerity; strive for consistency of thought and action.
Carefulness Avoid careless errors and negligence; carefully and critically examine your work and the work of peers. Keep good records of research activities, such as data collection, research design, and correspondence with agencies or journals.
Respect for Intellectual Property Honour patents, copyrights, and other forms of intellectual property. Do not use unpublished data, methods, or results without permission. Give credit where credit is due. Give proper acknowledgement or credit for all contributions to research. Never plagiarize.
Confidentiality Protect confidential communications, such as papers or grants submitted for publication, personnel records, trade or military secrets, and patient records.
Social Responsibility Strive to promote social good and prevent or mitigate social harms through research, public education, and advocacy.
Competence Maintain and improve professional competence and expertise through lifelong education and learning; take steps to promote competence in science as a whole.
Legality Know and obey governmental policies, relevant laws and institutional rules and regulations.
Human Subjects Protection When conducting research on human subjects, minimize harms and risks and maximize benefits; respect human dignity, privacy, and autonomy; take special precautions with vulnerable populations; and strive to distribute the benefits and burdens of research fairly.

AIMS RESEARCH CELL

Sr.No. Name of the Member Designation
1. Dr. M.A. Lahori Director
2. Dr. V.N. Sayankar Research Head
3. Dr. U.S. Kollimath Research Cell Coordinator
4. Dr. A.Y. Dikshit IQAC Head
5. Dr. T.V. Chavan Member
6. Dr. D.P. More Member