Incentives, Awards for research activities and Capacity Building Measure among students and research scholars

To improve the research performance, promote capacity building among research scholars and to encourage student innovators, the Deanery focuses at the following four aspects and hopes to include more options and clauses in the future depending upon the arising need. The four aspects are as follows:

Incentives (cash awards) for research and academic outcomes

A For teaching staff:

  • Publications in UGC-CARE/SCOPUS/Web of Science indexed journals during the recently concluded calendar year.
  • Publication of book (national/international publication) during the recently concluded calendar year.
  • Awardee of research project (minor and major research grant) from Government and private funding agencies.
  • Awardee of successful patent filed through college.
  • For books (reputed publications), research articles, patent received, the first author should be a teaching staff currently in service. Evidences are to be mandatorily submitted.
  • High ranked publications as mentioned in criterion (i) under each broad category will be selected for incentives/cash awards, subject to wider coverage of disciplines/departments (Refer Appendix for broad categories of disciplines/departments).

B For PhD/M.Phil student research scholar (other than teaching staff)

  • Publications in UGC-CARE/SCOPUS/Web of Science indexed journals during the recently concluded calendar year.
  • First author of the publication must be a PhD/M.Phil student in college roll-call without any due in fee payment.
  • Evidences about published journals are to be mandatorily submitted.
  • High ranked publications as mentioned in criterion (i) under each broad category will be selected for incentives/cash awards, subject to wider coverage of disciplines/departments (Refer Appendix for broad categories of disciplines/departments).
  • First author (student research scholar) of the publication will be the recipient of the incentive.

Cash awards for winners of Student Innovation Contest

  • Innovation contest, competitive events will be organised through MCC Entrepreneurship Development Cell and MCC Ideation Club for UG, PG student(s) and research scholars.
  • Entries submitted in the contest will be scrutinised and adjudicated by a panel of external judges administered through the Deanery.
  • Cash awards and certificates of appreciation will be offered to the winners/finalists.

Seed money for Micro-project/ Pilot study

A For teaching staff aged maximum 35 years

  • Project proposal with necessary documents to be submitted through Google form. The guidelines for submission will be intimated by Deanery (R & D).
  • Proposals that address local needs, have potential for further research and/or aligned with driving principles of MCC are encouraged.
  • Maximum of one proposal in each category will be considered. Selected project will receive the grant.
  • Duration of the project will be 6 months. Project investigator (PI) should ensure journal publication in UGC-CARE/SCOPUS/Web of Science indexed journals as an outcome of the project.
  • For proposals that address local (campus) needs the outcome can be a design model/ policy framework/product prototype etc.

B For teaching staff aged more than 35 years

  • Project proposal with necessary documents to be submitted through Google form. The guidelines for submission will be intimated by Deanery (R & D).
  • Proposals that address local (campus) needs, have potential for further research and/or aligned with driving principles of MCC will be encouraged/preferred.
  • Maximum of one proposal in each category will be considered. Selected project will receive the grant.
  • Duration of the project will be 6 months. Project investigator (PI) should ensure journal publication in UGC-CARE/SCOPUS/Web of Science indexed journals as an outcome of the project.
  • For proposals that address local (campus) needs the outcome can be a design model/ policy framework/product prototype etc.

All the above-mentioned research proposal for projects, application procedure, claim form for incentives, communication for conducting research activities or workshops are to be routed through the Department/Unit Head to the Principal. Deanery (R & D) will facilitate and monitor the progress of the activities of the projects.

Principal Investigators (PI) of Micro-projects are expected to present a mid-term review at the end of 3rd month. Project reports and research publications should duly acknowledge Deanery, Research and Development of MCC for the grant received. A copy of research publication, project report or any award received should be handed over to Deanery (R & D) and IQAC unit of MCC for the purpose of documentation.

Capacity building workshop by MCC Centre for Teaching & Learning (MCC-CTL)

Deanery of Research and Development will organise Capacity Building Workshop for PhD/ M.Phil Research Scholars of MCC in association with MCC-CTL sensing the need and trend in academia.  Deanery will encourage inter-disciplinary workshops and explore funding agencies to support the conduct of events.

MCC Innovation Contest 2020-2021

The prize distribution ceremony of MCC Innovation Contest 2020-21 and MCC Ideation Club Poster Contest was held on the 13th of July, 2021, at 10.30 AM in the Anderson Hall. The Principal gave away the certificates and cash prizes to the winners.