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Research Promotion Policy

Research Promotion Policy

The Centre for Scientific Research and Advanced Learning has an efficient Research Advisory Committee consisting of members drawn from various streams of Science, Commerce and Humanities. The centre aims to implement specific and goal-oriented research schemes and activities to facilitate research undertaken by the faculty and students.

Constitution of Research Advisory Committee

The committee has been constituted to make core decisions on the functioning of the Research Centre. The committee consists of a chairperson, 5 Senior Faculty/ Scientists (External), 3 Senior Faculty (Internal) and a Member Secretary.

1. Policy for the functioning of the Committee

  • The committee shall meet at least once a year. However, an emergency meeting can be convened by the Chairperson whenever required.
  • Any changes in existing research activities shall be brought to the notice of the research committee and approval of the committee by a simple majority is mandated.
  • The Chairperson of the research committee is empowered to monitor the execution of the decisions made by the advisory members and to check the progress of the research activities of the Institution.
  • The chairperson is vested with powers to take all strategic decisions, corrective actions, approval of the research advisory committee, in preparing and updating policies as per rules and regulations required by zenith bodies like the UGC and NAAC as well as policies framed by our own Institution from time to time and endorsed by Governing body of the College.

2. Policy on Promotion of Academic Research

  • The faculty members without Ph.D. degree must enrol for their doctoral programme.
  • The faculty are encouraged to involve in multidisciplinary research cutting across various disciplines to share knowledge and widen their thinking abilities.
  • It is mandatory to publish research articles and books in SCOPUS/ WEB of Science /UGC indexed journals.
  • All the staff and students must ensure the quality of the publication and a prior plagiarism check before journal publications are mandatory.
  • To retain and motivate faculty to contribute towards achieving the institutional research goals appreciation is provided for research outcomes: journal publications books/book chapters every year.
  • Faculty members may attend 2 national conferences in one academic year. Faculty are eligible to avail the registration fee for presenting their research work in conferences.
  • Sabbatical leave is provided to the permanent faculty members for a period of 1 year/ 6 months as per HR policy to pursue higher studies in research.

3. Policy on Seed Money for Internal Research

  • Mount Carmel College, Autonomous is focusing on research programs and need based technology to promote Research and Development at the Institutional level. The college is extending a financial support to the faculty members to excel in their respective research area. The following Guidelines aid with the preparation and submission Project Proposals under the Management funded projects, Centre for Scientific Research and Advanced Learning. The Management desires that the faculty undertake high level, multi-disciplinary /inter disciplinary / intra disciplinary Research Projects which are useful to the community.

   Major and Minor Projects

  • Minor Research Project: Duration 12 months
  • Major Research Project: Duration 24 months

The Submission of the Project proposal under Management funded Project is open in the month of August to September every year. The application shall be submitted in the prescribed format.


  • Permanent teaching faculty of the college who has completed their probationary period.
  • The Major Research Project will have one Principal Investigator & a Co-Principal Investigator.
  • For minor research project, the principal investigator can opt for Co-principal Investigator if required.
  • It is expected that PI and Co-PI will remain in the service of the Organization throughout the duration of the project.

   Rules for grant of Seed Money

  • Management funded project is as follows:
  • Major Research Project- 24 months
  • Minor Research Project -12 months
  • The investigator must plan their work accordingly to complete the project within the stipulated time. An extra period of 2 months is given for those who seek extension.
  • Funds will be released as per the request and the transfer of these funds under any other heads is strictly prohibited.
  • PI shall keep separate stock registers for project funding obtained with detailed account of all types of expenditure incurred. (Equipment, consumables of all types, chemicals, glass ware, fabrication items, travel, contingency etc.)
  • Corresponding bills must be submitted to the administrative staff in-charge after the approval of the Research Director.
  • If the PI is not able to execute the project due to some genuine reason, the Co-PI will take over with the permission of Principal on the recommendation of research committee.
  • If principal investigator fails in completing the project, she/he should reimburse the amount to college.
  • The assets acquired by the project wholly substantially will belong to the institution.
  • The beneficiaries of the MRP scheme who have been sanctioned a project are not eligible to take up a new project until the completion and submission of the report of the previous project.
  • A progress report must be produced by the investigator every 6 months.
  • The Awardees / Investigators must acknowledge the Institutional Affiliation of the Investigators.
  • Management funded projects should help the faculty members to apply and obtain funding from external research funds/grants.

4. Amendments

  • This policy will be reviewed periodically to rectify irregularities, if any, and to incorporate feedback received from the advisory board members of the Research Centre.

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.


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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