Research Policy & Code of Ethics
The research strategy of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous covers all major academic disciplines. Faculty and students are actively involved in research, as the College is
- Committed to research in key areas across Science, Humanities, Commerce, and Management disciplines.
- Specially focused on areas like Commerce, Economics, English and Communication studies, Biotechnology, Botany, Life Science, Chemistry, Electronics and Nanotechnology, Mathematics, Home Science (Food Science and Nutrition and Human Development), Energy, Environment, Materials, and Fashion Design and Interior Design Management.
- The college is also involved in carrying out research projects related to societal issues like rural healthcare, cleaning Bellandur Lake, Solid waste management, and e-waste management.
Establish a state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, and co-disciplinary research institute in a dynamic, competitive, and vibrant environment.
- Provide excellent research culture and infrastructure
- Serve as a platform for strong interdisciplinary collaborations and knowledge sharing
- Enhance the research capabilities of MCC by engaging faculty in research that integrates the education of a diverse population of students especially; first-generation learners and the underprivileged.
- Encourage and support socially relevant and need-based research coupled with human values.
- Provide a rich intellectual environment for collaborative research among faculty and students from various departments.
- Develop research and educational collaborations with the larger communities, including industry, minority serving colleges, and universities, other universities, and institutions of higher learning.
- Publish papers in high-quality journals of international repute
- Create quality human resources for scientific research
- Promote industrial collaborations involving active and mutually beneficial R & D projects as the College has been recognized by DSIR.
- Make MCC a renowned research institute with state-of-art facilities and a knowledge hub.
- Promote consultancy by Faculty members to address the societal, industrial, and scientific issues
- Taking up Major and Minor research projects funded by organizations like UGC, DBT, DST, DRDO, ISRO, ICMR, etc. to improve the infrastructure and research facilities.
- Taking consultancy projects from private and government firms.
- Encourage faculty and students to take up management funded research projects.
- Encourage faculty to file and obtain patents for their research findings.
Code of Ethics to check Malpractices and Plagiarism in Research
The main objective is to promote the research and research publications and prevention of misconduct including plagiarism in R&D.
Ethics and plagiarism are the significant components in research and publication. Sometimes it is to be observed that researchers claim other’s work as their own, which will degrade the reputation of the individual /Institution. There is every need to assess the academic/research work of the student/researcher scholar/ researcher who produces their work in the form of Project reports, Seminar papers, Research papers, Research proposals, and thesis work. Especially the research work in the form of papers/projects should go through the process of plagiarism and has to maintain high academic and production standards. The research work produced would be thoroughly assessed for their viability across the globe and needs to reach the highest success. We take some extra measures to ensure that the work is at par with the National/International standards of professional typesetters who are engaged to bring about the best of results. The Authors are made responsible for their research work carried out, presentation and results are expressed. The institution deplores and rejects the violation of the code of ethics which is dishonest and immoral infringing the copyright act of intellectual property rights.
Plagiarism constitutes unethical scientific behavior and is never acceptable. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others used in a research work must always be given. Further, it is the obligation of each author to provide prompt retractions or corrections of errors in published works. There are varying degrees of plagiarism warranting different consequences and corrective action, listed below from most to least serious:
- Verbatim or nearly verbatim copying or translation of a full paper(s), or the verbatim or nearly verbatim copying or translation of a significant portion(s) of another paper(s).
- Unaccredited verbatim or nearly verbatim copying or translation of individual elements of another paper(s).
- Unaccredited paraphrasing of pages or paragraphs from another paper(s).
- Credited verbatim copying or translation of a major portion of a paper without clear delineation
Possible types of Ethical violations
- Conflict of Interest: Any action that may result in a conflict of interest must be fully disclosed. When objectivity and effectiveness cannot be maintained, the activity should be avoided or discontinued.
- Disputes about authorship: Proper authorship representation is generally a matter for the involved parties to resolve.
- Duplicate Submission: Duplicate submission abuses the resources of all affected journals, including the valuable time of editors, reviewers, and staff, and is unprofessional and unacceptable.
- Fabrication or misrepresentation of data or results: Any incidence of fabrication or misrepresentation to be an extremely serious breach of professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences.
- The College checks the plagiarism of research thesis/Project reports with the help of Turnit plagiarism check software. All faculty and researchers seeking paper submission are requested to submit the plagiarism report (maximum 15%) along with the paper to the committee for review. All PG students are made compulsory to submit plagiarism reports (Maximum 20%), with no objection from guide and co-authors to get their project work approved for publication/thesis presentation.
- Any violation of the rule and other issues, complaints regarding plagiarism attracts disciplinary action to be imposed by a committee within one month from the day of complaint.