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Antoinette Consultancy Services

Brilliant minds who work persistently to achieve academic achievement can constantly be found at Antoinette Consultancy Services, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, an epicentre of excellence. Such amazing minds are constantly overflowing with novel ideas that could be Industry milestones. If these were used to offer direction and assistance to the world outside the Institution's walls in the areas in which they are experts, it would always be beneficial to society.

Students have the best opportunity to be exposed to a wide range of learning experiences through Industry-Academia Interaction and Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Corporate Sectors and Research Institutions.

Representatives from the Industry are involved in administrative groups including the Academic Council, Governing Body, and Board of Studies of the concern Department.

GLIMPSE OF OUR INDUSTRY COLLABORATORS

  • Kinder Hospital, Bengaluru
  • Ayervedic Bengaluru Research and Training Trust, Bengaluru
  • Christel house India, Bengaluru
  • Pepsico, Mumbai
  • MoZa Organic, Kerala
  • Bangalore Milk Union Limited (BAMUL-KRF), Karnataka
  • Karnataka Residential Educational Institutions Society (KREIS), Karnataka
  • Karnataka State Department of Agriculture (KSDA GOK), Karnataka
  • Dover India Private Limited, Bengaluru
  • Nano Watts Technologies Pvt ltd., Bengaluru
  • Nano RAM Technologies Pvt Ltd., Bengaluru
  • Ultra-nanotech Private Limited Bengaluru
  • NoPO Nanotechnologies Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru
  • Nanotec, Chennai

Guidelines for Consultancy and Testing projects

Consultancy Projects

The Institution has expertise in various research areas to provide knowledge and intellectual inputs that are of interest to the industry and other organizations. Following guidelines will be used for engaging in any consultancy job:

  1. A consultancy project/task/work is one where faculty and research staff provide knowledge and intellectual inputs to the industry or other organizations (within India and abroad), primarily for their purposes.
  2. All payments for consultancy work must come in the name of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, Bengaluru payable at the respective campus. The Institute will then do the needful for complying with statutory laws. Faculty or PI will handle the project account and spend funds as required. Share of the Institute should also be transferred.
  3. The requirement originates from the industry/other organizations concerned or faculty can approach industry/other organizations. The faculty is expected to estimate the time and cost required to accomplish the task.
  4. The proposal is then prepared by the PI.
  5. The budget for the proposal should be in one part. It should reflect project consultancy fee for PI, co-PI, and other investigators, 30% overheads to MCC, and service tax on the total amount, if applicable. Service tax is subject to periodic revision by the Government of India. Service tax is not applicable on projects if the funds are received in foreign currency. Expenses on equipment, supporting manpower, travel, contingency must also be included in the budget, if necessary. (The faculty is advised that if the expense on equipment, supplies, manpower, travel, etc. is large, then these must be proposed as a separate R & D project.). From the consultation charges of PI and Co-PI, 80 % for Science, Humanities, and Commerce share will be given to the Mount Carmel College R&D Account.
  6. All consultancy proposals must be sent under the signature of the PI to Dean/Associate Dean for endorsement and approval by Campus Director.
  7. The office will assign a unique internal number to the project proposal.
  8. Payment to be made to MCC as per agreed upon milestones. 100% advance payment should be made if the project is in one phase. If the project is broken into phases, then 100% advance payment should be made before the beginning of each phase. The expenditure and disbursements will be made through normal Institute procedures. The project expenditure for equipment and consumables will be maintained in a separate stock register by PI.
  9. In international consultancy projects:
    1. Funds are received in foreign currency;
    2. Service tax is not applicable;
    3. The consultancy assignment with the other party/funding agency of foreign origin should be in conformity with the laws of all the Countries involved and/or International laws as the case may be.
  10. IPR issue: All IPR related issues are agreed upon between the PI and the funding agency and should be cleared by IIPC before signing MoU/agreement. Preferably, IPR will be jointly shared by MCC Bengaluru and the industry/ organization unless specified in the agreement.
  11. When MoU/agreement is cleared from all angles and acceptable to both the parties, it will be signed by the PI and Dean/Associate Dean and industry/organization. A copy of the duly signed MoU/agreement will be sent to the other party and a copy retained in the office of Dean/Associate Dean and a copy given to the Finance section of the campus.
  12. Project responsibility: These projects are headed by a Principal Investigator (PI) and may have Co-Principal Investigators (co-PIs) and the deliverables are the responsibility of the PIs. The Institute provides the PIs necessary support.
  13. The statement of expenditure and utilization certificate will be prepared at every financial year end by the competent designated authority if required.
  14. After completion of the project, the final report should be submitted to the funding agency with a copy to the office of MCC.
  15. The project file will be closed with the submission of the final technical and financial project report and transfer of the non-consumables and consumables to the Institute.
  16. The time spent on consultancy and related assignments shall be limited to the equivalent of 52 working days in a year, preferably at the rate of one working day per week. In addition, Consultants may be permitted to utilize, on an average one non-working day per week.
  17. Consultancy assignments may be taken up and implemented, within the constraints indicated above, provided they do not have any adverse impact on the ongoing academic, research, and related activities. Further, such assignments need to be carefully scheduled in light of ongoing commitments. If required, a clear indication of the earliest date on which the assignment can commence may be clearly spelled out in the proposal form.
  18. The services of employees of the Institute may be utilized for the execution of the consultancy projects provided it does not affect their primary functions and responsibilities to the Institute. Such work by employees may be compensated by suitable honoraria and must be a part of the budget. Students who are willing to work on consultancy projects may be permitted as per Institute norms to do so provided it does not affect their academic commitments and performance. Such work by students may be compensated by suitable honoraria and must be a part of the budget.
  19. Travel out of the campus on account of consultancy activities should be undertaken with intimation to the Head of the Department.
  20. Outstation travel on Consultancy Assignments may be undertaken normally with the prior approval of the Head of the Department. In emergencies, prior intimation and subsequent sanction could be considered acceptable.
  21. Faculty members should not use the name of MCC or its logo for consultancy work, consultancy reports, etc. except to identify the association of the consultant with MCC, Bengaluru.

 

Testing Projects

The word refers to testing a component or a product against a standard. Examples could be testing the strength of concrete in construction, compaction strength of soil, calibration of pressure gauges, and chemical identification, drug identifications, estimation, and evaluation of unknown species. The Institute will undertake testing jobs provided facilities are available and such testing does not interfere with any teaching or research work. The testing jobs can be initiated by faculty once the request is received for the testing job. The procedure for the overall operation of the project is similar to that of a consultancy project.

General Guidelines

  1. Limitations: Undertaking routine testing jobs is to be discouraged. Sufficient caution also needs to be exercised to ensure that consultancy projects do not interfere with the normal duties of Faculty members.
  2. Involving Foreign Collaborators: The proposals involving foreign collaborators must have funding support given to each partner in accordance with the National Laws, Rules, Regulations, and procedures in effect.
  3. Publications of Results: Investigators wishing to publish technical/ scientific papers based on the research work done under the project, should adhere to the guidelines of the sponsoring agency and acknowledge the assistance received from the sponsoring agency in the publications.

If the results of the research are to be legally protected, the results should not be published without action being taken to secure legal protection for the research results.

  1. Retainership: With the permission of the Principal of the College, the faculty members of the Institute can accept retainership of the reputed organizations. The fees thus earned shall be shared as per the rules laid down above. Formula to share the retainership will be worked out in due course of time. An undertaking will be required from the concerned Faculty member indicating any conflict of interests between MCC and the other organizations.
  2. External Consultants in Consultancy Projects: The services of external consultants may be utilized to a limited extent in order to provide comprehensive services to clients. Such external candidates will be entitled to a lump sum honorarium/ fees. The honoraria payable to external consultants may not exceed 30% of the total consultancy fee specified in the Consultancy Projects Proposal.
  3. Conflict of Interest: Consultants shall disclose to the Deans in writing, the existence of (i) any relationship between him/her and the client funding the consultancy project or any vendor to whom payments are made from the project funds, in the form of involvement of any immediate relatives or (ii) any scope for potential disproportionate self-gain. Deans will review such cases and decide appropriately, with the advice of a committee, to ensure that no actual conflict of interest exists and that such involvement by the consultant does not adversely affect the consultant’s objectivity, integrity, or commitment to the Institute and to the profession.

Consultants may not use the Institute name or the fact that they are affiliated with the Institute, in a manner that (i) suggests that the Institute approves or disapproves of a product or service provided by a profit, non-profit or governmental entity or (ii) suggests that the Institute has performed research or issued research findings when it has not done so, or misleadingly states the results of Institute research or (iii) may be interpreted to communicate the official position of the Institute on any issue of public interest.

  1. Exceptions: Items like Book royalty and honorarium for Expert Committee meetings, invited lectures, Ph.D. viva/evaluation, invited training programs, organization of conferences/workshops are not covered under consultancy.

Dr. Kavitha G Singh – DEAN, Research & Publications
Dr. Pradeep N – Associate Professor & IP Cell Coordinator
Dr. Selva Ganapathy M – Research Coordinator

Centre for Scientific Research and Advanced Learning
IInd Floor, Golden Jubilee Block
Mount Carmel College, Autonomous
Bangalore - 560052.

Call Us: 080-22261250

Write to Us: E-mail: researchunit@mccblr.edu.in

Placement Policy & Guidelines for Students

The Placement Policy is applicable to all students registered with the Placement Cell of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, and is to be followed during their entire tenure at the college.

  1. The Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator are the facilitators and counsellors for placement related activities and will be responsible for all concerned activities & functioning of the Placement Cell.
  2. The Student Placement Committee will be assisting the Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator in all activities related to placements.
  3. Neither the College nor the Placement Cell guarantees a job. The Placement Cell will facilitate and coordinate the placement activities on campus including bringing in companies, coordinating the recruitment drives, organizing recruitment training and other related activities leading to the successful placements of the deserving students.
  4. Applying for a company, getting recruited, joining a company is entirely the responsibility/decision of the student concerned.
  5. Opting to register for placements is completely the choice of the students. As some would want to pursue higher studies or other opportunities, such students can refrain from registering with the Placement Cell.
  6. Students are required to check the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for registering with the Placement Cell before registering.
  7. All final year students with an aggregate score of 60% and above and with NO ACTIVE BACKLOGS are eligible to register for placements.
  8. All registered students are required to MANDATORILY attend the recruitment training conducted by the Placement Cell and meet the necessary threshold of 75% attendance and 80% completion of the practice tests & assessments to qualify for applying to the cos. Failing to qualify may result in re-training of the student at an additional cost which is to be borne at actuals by the concerned student.
  9. The Placement Cell will notify all the registered students about the upcoming recruitment drives through mails and Whatsapp group notifications and not individually. The students are to be alert and keep a track of the notifications and apply as per their interest and eligibility.
  10. Once a student registers/enrolls for a particular company, she is expected to complete the entire recruitment process as relevant and required. Failing to do so, will result in the student being debarred from sitting for further recruitment drives. Exceptions will be made at the sole discretion of the Placement Cell only in genuine cases. Such cases/reasons to be formally communicated to the Placement Office over mail at least one day prior to the drive.
  11. The student has a choice not to participate in the recruitment process of a company after attending the Pre-Placement Talk. If she decides to continue, then she will be bound by the College Placement Policy to attend the rest of the recruitment process of the company as stated above.
  12. Students will not be allowed to participate in the selection process of a company for which she has missed the PPT.
  13. While the Placement Cell will do its due diligence and bring in the right companies, it is the responsibility of every student to check the company profile, eligibility, Job Profile and the Job Role before applying. The same will also be mailed and/or updated on the Notice Boards or social media groups.
    a. Ex 1- If a company requires the applicant to have an average of 70%, be well assured that you meet the criteria before applying to that company.
    b. Ex 2- If the company requires you to have NO standing arrears/backlogs at the time of attending the placement process, kindly DO NOT APPLY to the company if you do not meet this criterion.
  14. If, after being selected by a company, for some reason the student is not satisfied either with the pay, the timings, work allotted, etc during onboarding, she will need to take it up with the concerned within the company. The Placement Cell will not be able to intervene in internal matters. However, it is important that the students reach out to us in case there are major deviations from the terms mentioned by the company at the time of recruitment.
  15. A student can apply to as many companies as she wants and appear for interviews until the first job is secured. A student will be considered to have secured a job if her name appears in the final select list of a company.
  16. The Placement Office of MCC follows a strict “ONE OFFER PER STUDENT” Policy. However, if a student has been offered a job with a CTC less than or equal to INR 2 lakhs PA, she can opt to apply for ONE more company, subject to prior formal approval by the Placement Office.
  17. Once a student’s name appears in the final selects of a company, it is obligatory for the student to accept the offer. Rejecting offers is strictly not allowed. Defaulters will be required to submit a letter to the Principal along with a penalty fee which could be equivalent to one month’s salary being offered by the said company.
  18. Recruitment Process: All companies generally follow the following procedure (however they could be exceptions) –
    a. Presentation about the company & Job Profile (Pre-Placement Talk)
    b. Written Exam (Aptitude / Technical Test)
    c. Group Discussion and/or Task (Assignments)
    d. Interview (Technical/HR/Others)
    e. Verification of Documents
    f. Offer Letter
  19. Students are to strictly ensure the following for all recruitment drives:
    a. Must report on time as mentioned in the schedules
    b. Wear Business Formals for every recruitment process. Students wearing casuals during recruitment process will be sent back
    c. Always carry one folder containing resumes (2-3 copies), passport size photos, copies of mark sheets, certificates & stationery
    d. Compulsorily carry College & Govt. ID Cards
  20. Most companies require applicants to have Govt. ID – Aadhar & PAN. Hence it is advised for all students to apply for these before registering for placements.
    Students are not allowed to contact the Company / HR team directly for any reason through the recruitment process. In case of any issues or concerns, they are advised to contact their Placement Office and discuss their problems.
  21. Strict action will be taken against students found to be engaged in maligning the College or the Placement Office with the companies. Any grievances you may have, are to be brought to the notice of the of the Placement Officer for resolution.
  22. If a student makes any false claims in the Resume/Student Registration Form, her registration will be cancelled immediately and job offer if any, will be revoked.
  23. All companies conduct a thorough background check/verification. If the company finds that you have manipulated your marks / documents in any manner/or mis-represented any information, your job offer will be terminated, and your name will be blacklisted.
  24. Strict discipline needs to be followed by every student during the recruitment process. Any sort of indecent behavior/misbehavior which affects the decorum of the Placement Cell or the reputation of the College or the Company, will attract severe penalty and disqualification.
  25. Unless explicitly permitted by the companies, use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during the recruitment process.
  26. Malpractice in all forms or marking proxies during the selection process and beyond, is strictly prohibited and those caught indulging in such activities would be debarred from the placement process. Also, note that no concessions in any form shall be made in such cases.
  27. It may happen that the campus recruitment process can stretch till late evenings. Students are required and prepared to be available accordingly. In case of off-line drives, students are to inform their parents and should arrange their own transportation.
  28. In case of virtual (online) recruitment drives, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure they have the necessary equipment (laptop/PC with functional webcam and mic) and sufficient internet bandwidth for seamless conduction of the process.
  29. Students are required to provide correct email IDs and contact numbers at the time of registration. These will be used for all communication from the Placement Cell and the recruiting companies. The onus is on the students to ensure the contact details provided are correct and up to date.
  30. Students are advised to check their mails regularly as all communication related to placements will be sent through mails.
  31. It is mandatory that once you receive an Intent Letter/Offer Letter from the Company, a copy must be submitted to the Placement Office. Failing which, the end semester examination Hall Ticket/results will be withheld.
  32. All students registered for placements will be bounded by the Attendance Policy of the College. Any exception to the above is permitted only through formal approval of the Placement Office and the respective Department Heads.

WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO BE PROFESSIONAL AND UPHOLD THE VALUES OF THE COLLEGE AT ALL TIMES.

For all matters not covered in the above policy, the Placement Office will use its discretion to take appropriate decisions as and when required.

The above guidelines are to ensure a smooth process in the best interest of our students and the participating companies.

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