A summary of initiatives take for establishment of Research and Development Cell (RDC) in Hansraj College and the activities conducted under RDC
Report for the duration March – October 2022
Hansraj College has taken up the initiative of establishing a Research and Development Cell (RDC) as mandated by the Government of India for the creation and transfer of knowledge and to put in place a robust mechanism for developing the research ecosystem in the campus. The research initiatives are strengthened by the generation of knowledge, innovation and technology for the larger benefit of the society by mobilization of resources and funding.
RDC serves as a nodal center for ideation and conceptualization of research programs through the conduct of workshops, training programs, conferences, and seminars. A Research Advisory Committee (RAC) has been formed which looks after the composition of sub-committees and overall governance of the RDC as mentioned below.
This committee looks after financial matters of RDC, creation of a CORPUS for research and development, CSR funds for sustenance of research activities, liasoning with funding agencies, seed funding and creating organizational funding for publications and patenting
The role of this committee is to facilitate ways for promoting research and guidance through capacity-building programs (refresher courses, research methodologies and techniques based workshops/FDPs), research training/internships, and establishment of center of excellence, research clusters, regional research consortia, research incentives and recognition. This committee devises policies for identifying incentives for faculty involved in research. This committee monitors quality research and promotes good laboratory practices and safety measures.
The role of this committee is to create a platform for developing research ecosystem through collaborations, to develop a connection with RDCs of established HEIs, to establish collaborations, partnerships and combined ventures with clustering institutions, and to create a hub for strategic partnerships/collaboration.
This committee has been formed to maintain a close contact with the Ministry’s innovation cell to make use of innovative plans to facilitate researchers, to put in place RIMs (Research Information management system), a platform for accessing information, human capital, physical capital, knowledge capital, IPRs, consultancy, to create blog, to sign MOU with Inflibnet, UGC to access and upload information through Shodh Ganga, ShodhGangotri etc. It also promotes commercialization of research to facilitate innovation, incubation, entrepreneurship and start-up ventures.
This committee looks after IPR and patent services, encourages integrity and ethical practices, and mandatory implementation of standard plagiarism check
Summary of activities performed during March – October 2022