Research is an integral aspect of academic pursuit, which has a direct impact on socioeconomic development. CIMAT has instituted the Research Circle with the motto to develop research, mobilize funding from different funding agencies, promote innovative research and enhance quality publication. Research and developmental activities propagate and stimulate innovation in various knowledge domains among faculty members and students. Active research acumen within the academic circle results in building state-of-the- art facilities, promoting research publications, and developing collaborative research among peers. The Research Circle of the institution has encouraged & motivated the staff members to receive several research projects from various government funding agencies such as DST, EDII, and ICSSR. The research outcome has created different technologically innovative solutions for rural & urban people, creating several entrepreneurs and employment opportunities. The Research Circle is continuously and constantly creating a vibrant research ambiance among the faculty members and researchers on par with state & center government research policy. This research policy shall serve as an overall framework for research activities that may be carried out in this institution.
✓ To create awareness and opportunities in research and to foster a research culture through research framework and guidelines.
✓ To nurture an environment of undertaking socially sound research with potential for commercialization.
✓ To undertake research activities and development projects offered by agencies such as UGC, DST, CSIR, AICTE, ICSSR, etc.
✓ To assist the students in applying to fund for conducting research under the student project scheme to various funding agencies like TNSCSTetc.;
✓ To ensure publications in quality journals, indexed in Scopus/Web of Science and Indian Citation Index with good impact factor.
The college has envisioned a detailed and vibrant research strategy that will promote strong research culture and integrate with academics at the levels of students, research scholars, and faculty.
✓ We are developing the research attitude among the PG students by introducing individual projects and internships in the curriculum.
✓ Encouraging the research scholars to pursue their research on socially relevant issues in thrust areas to publish articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals/ SCI and SCIE- level publications.
✓ Faculties are given incentives &financial support to present/conduct FDP/ Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/Training Programmes/Sensitization Programmes /research work at seminars/conferences and publish their findings in journals.
✓ Seed money is provided for various research activities like applying for funding and sanctioned projects to the faculty members pursuing /completing the M.Phil./Ph. D program.
✓ Will conduct Periodic research meetings for scholars to discuss the recent development in the respective discipline to update knowledge.
This Policy was vital in assisting the scholar and supervisor in resolving research-related issues. The committee comprises five members, the principal serving as Chairman and the other four being appointed by the Chairman. Researchers must preserve their subjects' privacy, autonomy, diversity, values, and dignity. The researchers must exhibit extreme caution when publishing information while protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the information source.
✓ Research Ethics policy regulates the matter of Ethical Research Practices and Plagiarism prevention.
✓ Promote high-quality research in the pursuit of knowledge and truth.
✓ Enhancing a high standard of academic, moral integrity, and intellectual honesty for the researcher's actions and omissions.
✓ Researchers are motivated to be more transparent & honest about their decisions and provide justifications for them.
✓ Researchers are guided to have an unbiased and truthful approach to understanding and communicating the truth.
CIMAT strives to promote & encourage innovation, incubation, and entrepreneurship among faculty and students. As a result, innovative, commercially viable, and socially relevant products/materials will be developed, leading to patents and copyrights.
✓ CIMAT signed MoU with CULTIV8, a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) sponsored by the DST, from Coimbatore Institute Engineering Technology regarding the incubation and innovation.
✓ CULTIV8 organizes various programs such as ideation sessions, collecting ideas from academic research, funding research, consultancy projects, and inventions/incubations.
✓ Potential Student Innovators /Start-ups may be discovered and allowed to select an incubated product to develop on a big scale through a separate start-up.
✓ The Entrepreneurship Development Cell will make plans to provide training to the Incubates. The training must be designed in such a way that students are prepared to be successful entrepreneurs.
✓ Student start-up enterprises will be supported on campus by providing financial support, and each innovation will result in the filing of patents/Trademarks/Copywrites.
The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)policy provides guidance, support, and resources to all faculty and students to facilitate the protection and deployment of their inventions. It also promotes awareness about the need to protect and commercialize inventions to implement the IPR policy. The feedback on the Policy's features helps to update the Policy regularly.
✓ Promote, encourage and assist scientific investigation and research.
✓ Approval of the economic benefits restricting the commercialization of Intellectual Property is distributed legally and equitably for recognizing the contribution of the Inventors, the Institute, as well as any other relevant stakeholders.
✓ Organizing awareness activities/programs along with the government and industrial authorities.
✓ Faculty members will be encouraged to participate in relevant diploma/certificate courses on Intellectual Property Rights offered by NPTEL, SWAYAM, Coursera, and other organizations.
✓ The college will provide assistance whenever the faculty has demonstrated the filing applications under IPR law, such as patents, trademarks, or copyright.
✓ Faculty and students awarded incubation projects that lead to entrepreneur development enterprises, or commercially viable goods must take proper steps to obtain patents for their concepts and ideas, which Copyrights Law protects.
✓ Faculty and students who acquire patents for their goods or successful prototypes will receive appropriate monetary and non-monetary incentives from the college.