As an autonomous institution of higher education, Maris Stella College is inspired by a vision of excellence to contribute to organization and society through research. An institution progresses when creation, diffusion and extension of knowledge is considered as a mission.
- To promote research, innovation and intellectual
- To ensure integrity, quality and ethics in
- To integrate teaching and research through translational and instructional
- To incentivize the generation of intellectual
The faculty gains knowledge and skills by active research carried out in their field of specialization and by disseminating the information to learners. The updates keep the inquiry based approach alive in both teachers and learners. The application of gained knowledge for helping society is the real outcome / success of any research. Research activity bestows peer recognition nationally and internationally for the faculty and they feel intellectually alive in an active research environment. The research policy of the institution was framed in 2006 when Acharya Nagarjuna University awarded guideship to two of our faculty members and granted Research Centers in English and Economics.
The salient features of the policy :
The institution shall take up infrastructural enhancement in terms of books, E Resources, lab equipment and procurements for computational and other facilities.
- The college shall encourage faculty to take up research by providing incentives, sanctioning leave if research work demands survey or field work, granting OD and flexibility to pursue research related work. Rs.5000 at the time of registration / submission and Rs.3000 per month after award of D. shall be given as increment to un- aided staff.
- Management shall encourage faculty to take up D. or M. Phil on FIP basis or to take up part-time research.
- Access to research journals and E resources to be arranged by library and information
- Faculty shall be encouraged and guided to participate in and organize conferences/seminars to become a part of the community of scholars at national and international
- Research Cell shall encourage students to take up mini and major projects to gain extra credits.
- The research center shall provide latest updates on conferences, hands on workshops, guidelines for writing research proposals, conferences available at local, national, and international level and funding opportunities
- The institution shall encourage socially relevant research and identification and focus on thrust areas based on the expertise available in the institution.
Code of Ethics in Research :
The college strives to preserve a climate of research, emphasizing creativity, innovation and productivity with high ethical standards. The institution encourages and directs its members – teaching faculty, students, as well as administrative staff to abide by the highest standards of integrity, accountability and responsibility in academic research.
The code of ethics in research sets forth the general principles to ensure quality and rigor in research, while eliminating misconduct. The faculty and students shall adhere to the following guidelines for maintaining integrity and ensuring ethical practices in research:
- The research shall reflect core values like Quest for Excellence, Scientific Advancement, Value System, Women Empowerment, Entrepreneurship Development, Global Competencies and Nation Building.
- All research activities shall be conducted within the appropriate ethical, legal and professional frameworks, obligations and Professional and scholarly integrity shall be maintained at every level of research.
- The research shall focus on contemporary and novel issues leading to promotion and sustenance of quality education. Researchers shall consider the potential consequences of their research and research findings for the wider society.
- Researchers shall be open to collaborative work with investigators having different/ complementary skills within the institution or elsewhere.
- Researchers shall work together to strengthen the integrity of research and to review the progress of research regularly, in a transparent manner and with a sense of commitment.
- To apply for sponsorship from government or industry, researchers shall inform and obtain prior permission from the Head of the Institution. They should submit progress and final research reports to the sponsors as well as to the institution at times specified in the project award. Transparency and accountability in the use of consumables, non-consumables and disbursement of finances should be adhered to by the researcher.
- Research conducted shall protect the rights, dignity, health, safety and privacy of research participants. Research protocols involving human/ animal subjects must ensure that all the state regulations and policies are being followed. They shall respect cultural, individual, and role differences among research participants and consumers, including those based on age, sex, nationality, language, or socio- economic status.
- Researchers have the ethical responsibility to use the data collected only for the stated research purposes. They should not disclose personal information or the identity of participants in written or oral reports and discussions.
- Researchers should acquaint themselves with the relevant quantitative methods available for processing data (graphs, photo- images, tables), error analysis and tests for reliability.
- Research data obtained in studies performed in the college should be published or presented with acknowledgement to the institution. If there is any possibility that a copyright or patent application might emerge from the project, the researcher should file an Invention Disclosure with the Head of the Institution.
- The researchers should cite clearly all sources of information and data that is used. The works of others should be cited or given credit, whether published or unpublished, whether referring to a written work, an oral presentation, or material on a websiteResearchers should restrain from plagiarism. They should not publish the same article/ abstract in two different places. They shall grant and limit authorship strictly to those who made a significant contribution to the research. The names listed as co-authors should reflect the relative contributions of various participants in the research and should be published only after all listed authors have approved the submitted version of the manuscript.
- The researchers should cite clearly all sources of information and data that is used. The works of others should be cited or given credit, whether published or unpublished, whether referring to a written work, an oral presentation, or material on a website