Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial College, Ghorasahan

( A Constituent Unit of BRA Bihar University, Muzaffarpur )

Research Consultancy and Extension

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Research Consultancy and Extension

CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION

3.1Promotion of Research

3.1.1Does the institution have recognized research center/s of the affiliating University

or any other agency/organization?

The institution doesn’t have any recognized research centre. Management has a
perspective plan to establish a post graduate course and research centre so as to
inculcate research cult among faculty and students of the college. However, the
institution has an internal Research Committee to promote research culture among
faculty and students.

3.1.2Does the Institution have a research committee to monitor and address the issues
of research? If so, what is its composition? Mention a few recommendations
made by the committee for implementation and their impact.

Recognizing the importance of research and extension activities in Higher Education
Institutions, the College has constituted a Research Committee to promote, coordinate
and monitor research activities in the college. The Committee consists of the
following members.

S.No.
Name
Designation
Position

1.
Dr. V P Singh
Principal
Convener

2.
DR. A K Srivastava
Associate
Member

Professor

3.
Dr. K M Singh
Associate
Coordinator

Professor

The following are the major functions of the Committee:

To enhance an aptitude for research among both faculty and students.

To encourage faculty to pursue M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees.

To encourage both faculty and students to write research papers and proposals and
publish the same in national/international Journals.

To encourage faculty members to participate in national /international seminars
and present papers.

To recommend the Principal to augment the subscription of research Journals,

e-journals and reference books to the library.

3.1.3What are the measures taken by the institution to facilitate smooth progress and
implementation of research schemes/ projects?

autonomy to the principal investigator

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timely availability or release of resources

adequate infrastructure and human resources

time-off, reduced teaching load, special leave etc. to teachers

support in terms of technology and information needs

facilitate timely auditing and submission of utilization certificate to
the funding authorities

any other

At present our institution does not run PG courses and have recognized research
laboratory. However, the Principal and Management of the institution take initiative
in Encouraging the teachers to participate in seminar, conference and symposia etc.

Permitting the teachers to leave the campus before the schedule time for doing Ph.D.
work.

Besides teaching work, complete freedom is given to the researcher to do the research
so that he or she can spend more time for research.

Encouraging the faculty for the preparation of Minor Research Project frequently as a
result of which some faculty members have undertaken research projects while tow
faculty members have submitted the research proposals to UGC.

Providing library facility.

3.1.4What are the efforts made by the institution in developing scientific temper and
research culture and aptitude among students?

The introduction of Research Methodology is not a core course for the undergraduate
programmes.

The institution has taken several steps to enhance the quality education among
the students by:

Enhancing library facilities by including research studies by eminent

researchers to the existing stock, subscribing to national research journals
and provision of free access to internet.

Students are encouraged to participate in the seminars and workshops
organized in other colleges also. Teachers provide information and guidance
regarding scope and career in research in different field and available
fellowship for research.

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3.1.5 Give details of the faculty involvement in active research (Guiding student
research, leading Research Projects, engaged in individual/collaborative research
activity, etc.

*Details given in Evaluative Report.

3.1.6Give details of workshops/ training programmes/ sensitization programmes
conducted/organized by the institution with focus on capacity building in terms
of research and imbibing research culture among the staff and students.

3.1.7Provide details of prioritized research areas and the expertise available with the
institution.

Name of Researcher
Department
Topic

3.1.8Enumerate the efforts of the institution in attracting researchers of eminence to
visit the campus and interact with teachers and students?

The institution invites eminent personalities to visit campus as resource persons in

seminars/ workshops. The lectures they deliver inspire and motivate the faculty and
students to engage in research activities. This is helpful in improving the research
ambience in the campus.

3.1.9What percentage of the faculty has utilized Sabbatical Leave for research

activities? How has the provision contributed to improve the quality of research
and imbibe research culture on the campus?

NIL

3.1.10Provide details of the initiatives taken up by the institution in creating
awareness/advocating/transfer of relative findings of research of the institution

and elsewhere to students and community (lab to land)

In order to create awareness and advocate or transfer the relative finding of research
undertaken within the institution, it is made compulsory for every research worker to

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submit a copy of research findings to the college library, where it is made accessible
to staff as well as students. These research findings are also submitted to the funding
agency.

3.2Resource Mobilization for Research

3.2.1What percentage of the total budget is earmarked for research?

Give details of major heads of expenditure, financial allocation and actual
utilization.

As such the institution does not have an exclusive budget head for research activity.
Faculty members have to meet the expenditure by themselves. However,
Management prefers to create research facilities and infrastructure in the campus.

3.2.2Is there a provision in the institution to provide seed money to the faculty for
research? If so, specify the amount disbursed and the percentage of the faculty
that has availed the facility in the last four years?

There is no provision to provide seed money for research purpose.

3.2.3What are the financial provisions made available to support student research
projects by students?

We have not yet developed such provisions but has been put it under serious
consideration and we are requesting for some funds for it from the university.

3.2.4How does the various departments/units/staff of the institute interact in

undertaking inter-disciplinary research? Cite examples of successful endeavors and challenges‐ faced in organizing interdisciplinary research.

There are no inter disciplinary research projects undertaken in the institution. The
IQAC advises the faculty members to undertake inter-disciplinary research.

3.2.5How does the institution ensure optimal use of various equipment and research
facilities of the institution by its staff and students?

Library facilities, Laboratory Equipment motivate the staff and students to take a
forward step to pursue curriculum study in their relevant field/interests. The institute
has a well-stocked library which includes latest syllabi as well as reference books of
all relevant subjects and disciplines along with INFLIBNET FACILITY to access
online journals. The institute is always eager to purchase new edition of books every
year for the benefit of the students.

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3.2.6Has the institution received any special grants or finances from the industry or
other beneficiary agency for developing research facility? If ‘yes’ give details.

NO

3.2.7Enumerate the support provided to the faculty in securing research funds from
various funding agencies, industry and other organizations. Provide details of
ongoing and completed projects and grants received during the last four years.

Nature
Duration
Title of
Name of
Total
Grant
Total
of the
Year
the
the
Sanctioned

Received
grant
Project
From To
Project
funding

received

agency

till date

3.3Research Facilities

3.3.1What are the research facilities available to the students and research scholars
within the campus?

The institute has an internet resource centre, an uninterrupted power supply and
necessary software. Computers with unlimited internet facility in all labs, internet
copying and scanning facilities and an annually updated central library with
INFLIBNET are available to students.

3.3.2What are the institutional strategies for planning, upgrading and creating
infrastructural facilities to meet the needs of researchers especially in the new
and emerging areas of research?

The institution does not have recognized research Centre at present. But to meet the
need of the same in future, the Management has planned to have some facility for the
researchers as under:

To enrich the campus with Wi-Fi facility.

To enhance computing facilities, upgrade the library and ear-mark separate rooms

for researchers.

Interdisciplinary Research laboratory.

3.3.3Has the institution received any special grants or finances from the industry or
other beneficiary agency for developing research facilities?? If ‘yes’, what are
the instruments / facilities created during the last four years.

The institute has received financial assistance from UGC under Additional grand for
Laboratory equipment any industry or beneficiary agency.

3.3.4What are the research facilities made available to the students and
research

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scholars outside the campus / other research laboratories?

The students and Research Scholars are encouraged to visit Bihar State Archives,
Patna, A.N. Sinha Institute Libarary, Patna, Sinha Libarary, Patna, K.P. Jaiswal
Institute, Patna, Sri Krishna Science Centre, Patna for data collection for their
research studies.

3.3.5Provide details on the library/ information resource center or any other facilities
available specifically for the researchers?

In the college central library, internet facility is available to all faculty members as
researchers. The college is the member of INFLIBNET. National journals & e-Library
resources are available to the researchers. The researchers are allowed to join the
University Library for doing the research work. The teachers of the college are the
members of University Library.

3.3.6What are the collaborative research facilities developed/ created by the research
institutes in the college. For ex. Laboratories, library, instruments, computers,
new technology etc.

The institution does not have a research centre and the faculty members do not have
any collaborative research. However, the institution is planning to update the
laboratories, library, infrastructure which would be useful for PG courses and
researchers in future. Institution is planning to construct inter disciplinary research
Laboratory to work in collaboration with all faculties.

3.4Research Publications and Awards

3.4.1Highlight the major research achievements of the staff and students in terms of

Patents obtained and filed (process and product)

Original research contributing to product improvement

Research studies or surveys benefiting the community or improving the
services

Research inputs contributing to new initiatives and social development

3.4.2Does the Institute publish or partner in publication of research journal(s)? If
‘yes’, indicate the composition of the editorial board, publication policies and
whether such publication is listed in any international database?

The institution does not publish or partner in publication of research journals.

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3.4.3Give details of publications by the faculty and students:

*Publication per faculty

* Number of papers published by faculty and students in peer reviewed journals (national / international) –

Dr. V.P. Singh (Chemistry)

Title of Ph.D. Thesis : Thiazolidinone Ring Condensed Pyrzoles and
the Related Compounds. Ph.D. in 1992

A.J. of Chem, Rev. Vol. 3 (1992) 12-21.

A.J. of Chem, Vol. No. 4 (1993) 802-804.

Study Today Pub 1-2, 2000.

Dr. K.M. Singh (Zoology)

Title of Ph.D. Thesis : Studies on the age & growth of Channa
Marulius (Hamilton) in Lakes of East Champaran with special
reference to food and feeding habits.

Flora and Fauna – 1999 Vol.-5, No.1 Page 13-14. Effects of Cadmium
Chloride and Nickel Sulphate on Channa Marulius and Channa
Reba.

Journal of Environment & Pollution, 2000, Vol.7(4), Page 279-281
“Effect of Carbamate (Fluradane 3 G) on the Histopathological
changes in the guilts of Chann amarulius.

Flora and Fauna June, 2001, Vol-VII, No.1, page 31-34. Deplution
biodiversity and conservation of natural resources (Wildlife) Why &
How ? A Critical Review w.r.t recent ecological imbalances.

Flora and Fauna, Dec.2001, Vol-VII, Page-85-87. “Review of the Data
on gul contents in different stages of a swampy and derelict living
murrel (Channa Marulius Hamilton) of East Champaran District
(Bihar).

Nature Environment and Pollution Technology. Techno Science
Publication, Jaipur 1(2), 2002, Page 147-150. Dimenthoate and
monocil toxicity on the concentration of protein and amino acid in the Syrum of liver of Channa Mariulius (Hamilton). Dr. A.K.Srivastava
(Chemistry)

Title of the Ph.D. Thesis :- Biochemical Analysis of Some herbs of

medicinal value commonly used in and around Indo-Nepal Boarder

area specially by Tharu’s of
Champaran. Dr. Chandeshwar Singh
(Economics)

Title of the Ph.D. Thesis :- A studies of the system of control over
public undertaking – A case study of Bihar Electricity Board.
* Number of publications listed in International Database (for Eg: Web of

Science, Scopus, Humanities International Complete, Dare Database –

International Social Sciences Directory, EBSCO host, etc.)

Monographs

Chapter in Books

Our NSS unit has been constantly providing their consultancy services to slum dwellers and
other marginalized groups of society for activities related to the removal of illiteracy, creation of
a sense of hygiene, civic sense etc.

3.5.2 What is the stated policy of the institution to promote consultancy? How is the
available expertise advocated and publicized?
The Departments of the institution are given freedom to engage in consultancy services. The
facility available in the institution is publicized through the website and brochures of the
institution.

The available expertise is publicized through newspapers, notice boards, etc.

companies and industries.

The institute has a Career & Counseling Cell which forms a liaison with the various

Give details of the systems and strategies for establishing institute-industry
interface?

3.5 Consultancy 3.5.1



Books Edited

Books with ISBN/ISSN numbers with details of publishers


Citation Index


SNIP


SJR


Impact factor


h-index

3.4.4 Provide details (if any) of


research awards received by the faculty

recognition received by the faculty from reputed professional bodies


and agencies, nationally and internationally


incentives given to faculty for receiving state, national and international

recognitions for research contributions.

3.5.3How does the institution encourage the staff to utilize their expertise and
available facilities for consultancy services?

The faculty members are encouraged to utilize the facilities of the institution or their
expertise to extend consultancy services to outsiders. The available laboratory
resources are freely accessible to the faculty members for their consultancy works.

3.5.4List the broad areas and major consultancy services provided by the institution

and the revenue generated during the last four years.

The NCC wing operating in the college is instrumental in providing
consultancy to youth of nearby rural areas regarding the process of joining the
armed forces.

3.5.5What is the policy of the institution in sharing the income generated through
consultancy (staff involved: Institution) and its use for institutional
development? NIL

3.6Extension Activities and Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR)

3.6.1How does the institution promote institution-neighbourhood- community
network and student engagement, contributing to good citizenship, service
orientation and holistic development of students?

The Institute is conscious of its role within the campus, community and
well-being of its neighbourhood. It has initiated a number of community
development activities.

Charity activities are organized and Relief Funds are raised through various
programmes of NSS.

Sanitation programmes, nutritional and health check-up camps are regularly
organized at different places in the neighbourhood.

The NSS unit of the institution takes the initiative to undertake a socio-economic
survey of the place where the Annual Camp is held.

Students are also encouraged and motivated to participate actively in celebrating
national festivals such as Independence Day, Republic Day etc.

The NSS unit of the institution arranges Blood Donation camp every year in the
institution in collaboration with government as well as private blood banks.

The Women’s Studies and Service Centre of the institution takes leading role in
organising awareness talks about rights of women and women related issues like
female feticide, early marriage, abortions, sexual abuse, drug abuse, AIDS
awareness campaign etc.

The Environmental Club of the institution maintains a herbal garden in the
institution premises with a good collection of various plants. The club conducts
Group Discussions on geographical issues such as global warming, monsoon,
bio-diversity, environmental protection, ozone layer conservation etc.

Tobacco and Drug Addiction Awareness Programme

The students of our institution participate in these programmes to make the people
aware

about the abuses of drug addiction.

3.6.2What is the Institutional mechanism to track students’ involvement in

various social movements / activities which promote citizenship roles?

Students’ involvement in various social movements /activities is monitored by the
teacher in charge of the respective committees. NSS unit of the institution enrolls one
hundred students each year. Those who have attended seven days special annual camp
are awarded with grace marks for the end semester examinations. This mechanism
ensures active participation of the students in various activities which promote the
citizenship roles of the students.

3.6.3How does the institution solicit stakeholder perception on the overall
performance and quality of the institution?

The institution solicits stakeholder perception on the overall performance and quality
of education imparted in the institution through feedback from students, alumni,
parent meets. These inputs are discussed in the meetings of the Principal with the
staff council and appropriate measures are initiated. This gives the scope for the
further improvement of the institution.

3.6.4How does the institution plan and organize its extension and outreach
programmes? Providing the budgetary details for last four years, list the major
extension and outreach programmes and their impact on the overall
development of students.

The extension and outreach programmes are initiated by the NSS, Environment Club,
Career Guidance and some academic departments. The details of the major extension
and outreach programmes organised by various sub units of the institution for the past
four years are as follows:

The institution has organized seminars/symposiums and conferences and
several guest lectures by eminent experts.

The institution regularly undertakes academic visits and excursions for the

benefit of students.

The NSS conducts a number of community developmental services such as
Blood Donation, plantation programmes, and campus cleaning drive etc.
During the annual camps, volunteers concentrate on awareness of sanitation,
cleanliness, health and hygiene, water conservation, prohibition, tobacco
prohibition etc.

NSS volunteers actively participate in annual camps, besides taking part in
youth festivals and cultural activities.

The Environment Club of the institution organizes awareness programmes
on

environmental pollution, water and energy conservation and eco-friendly
campus. All these activities go hand in hand with the academic activities. This
brings in a new curriculum-extension interface which has immense personality
development value and plays a pivotal role in developing a responsible youth force
in the country.

3.6.5How does the institution promote the participation of students and faculty in
extension activities including participation in NSS, NCC, YRC and other
National/ International agencies?

The institution encourages and promotes the participation of students and faculties in
extension activities including participation in NSS. The Head of the institution,
delegates, the teaching faculty and other Staff Members under whose guidance the
NSS wing of the institution takes part in various social movements / activities,
Environmental Cleaning Programme etc. Incentive marks for attendance are awarded
to students for partaking in such activities. The faculty under the charge of a specific
extension programme is given duty leave for the days they spent for such activities.
Grace marks are awarded in end semester examination to the students for partaking in
various activities.

3.6.6Give details on social surveys, research or extension work (if any) undertaken by
the college to ensure social justice and empower students from under-privileged
and vulnerable sections of society?

The institution has made a conscious effort to promote social justice and value based
learning process. The institution organizes state level programmes introduced by the
government for the upliftment of higher education to under privileged communities.

Through language laboratory, the institution extends communication skill,
awareness of the language for the personal development in general.

Medical camps are organized to create awareness about health related issues
among students and local inhabit.

3.6.7Reflecting on objectives and expected outcomes of the extension activities
organized by the institution, comment on how they complement students’
academic learning experience and specify the values and skills inculcated.

The extension activities focus on educating the under-privileged people on sensitive
issues like gender discrimination, AIDS awareness, importance of hygiene, literacy,
environment protection, health and nutrition care of infants, health checkup camps. All

these activities are undertaken with the active participation of the students. These have
really helped them in having a positive approach towards life and the outcomes
derived from such extension activities help to create a sense of social responsibility
among the student community.

The objective and the expected outcomes for the extension activities organized by the
institution are basically through NSS unit and consist of various activities such as
Blood Donation, Tree Plantation, AIDS awareness etc. These activities are reflected
in the social awareness shown by the students. They are also reflected in their
academic performance. Students participating in various cultural programmes
organized by Cultural Department show their hidden skills and leadership qualities.

3.6.8 How does the institution ensure the involvement of the community in its reach out activities and contribute to the community development? Detail on the initiatives of the institution that encourage community participation in its activities?

The institution ensures the involvement of the community mainly in its reach out
activities through NSS. During the Annual NSS Camp, the students of the institution
along with the village folk, are actively involved in road construction, village
cleanliness drive, water conservation, regularize the drainage for health and hygiene,
awareness rallies on various social issues like female feticide etc. In this activity, the
community participation in the village is remarkable. Slide-show on adolescence girls
and boys is the remarkable activity organized by the institution in the annual NSS
camp every year.

3.6.9Give details on the constructive relationships forged (if any) with other institutions of the locality for working on various outreach and extension activities.

  • The institution has constructive relationships with other institutions of the locality like blood banks in government and private sectors, locally situated Public Health Centre.
  • The institution has constructive relationship with the Police Station, banks to have excellent guidance for the employment opportunities of the students in the institution.
  • The institution organizes occasionally the lectures on legal
    advice by the eminent

    personalities in the field of judiciary.

    3.6.10Give details of awards received by the institution for extension activities
    and/contributions to the social/community development during the last four
    years.

    3.7Collaboration

    3.7.1How does the institution collaborate and interact with research laboratories,
    institutes and industry for research activities. Cite examples and benefits accrued
    of the initiatives – collaborative research, staff exchange, sharing facilities and
    equipment, research scholarships etc.

    The institution has not collaborated with other research laboratories, institutes and
    industry specifically for research activities. However, experts from various institutes
    have extended their expertise in terms of symposia, seminars, lectures given by
    external faculty, trainings etc. which benefitted largely to our students and faculty in
    stimulating their research aptitude.

    3.7.2Provide details on the MoUs/collaborative arrangements (if any) with institutions
    of national importance/other universities/ industries/Corporate (Corporate
    entities) etc. and how they have contributed to the development of the institution.

    3.7.3
    Give
    details (if any)
    on theindustry-institution-community interactions
    that

    have
    contributed to
    the establishment / creation/up-gradation of academic

    facilities, student and staff support,infrastructure
    facilities
    of
    the

    institution viz. laboratories / library/ new technology /placement services etc.

    Salary through bank

    College collaborates with Bank for opening students account in zero balance.

    Awards to the meritorious students in the institution from faculty members.

    3.7.4Highlighting the names of eminent scientists/participants who contributed to the
    events, provide details of national and international conferences organized by the
    college during the last four years.

    3.7.5How many of the linkages/collaborations have actually resulted in formal MoUs
    and agreements ? List out the activities and beneficiaries and cite examples (if
    any) of the established linkages that enhanced and/or facilitated –

    a)Curriculum development/enrichment

    b)Internship/ On-the-job training

    c)Summer placement

    d)Faculty exchange and professional development

    e)Research

    f)Consultancy

    g)Extension

    h)Publication

    i)Student Placement

    j)Twinning programmes

    k)Introduction of new courses

    l)Student exchange

    m)Any other

    3.7.6Detail on the systemic efforts of the institution in planning, establishing and
    implementing the initiatives of the linkages/ collaborations.

    The institution constantly endeavors on establishing linkages/collaborations with
    renowned organizations. The institution has followed an informal path for interaction
    and collaboration with other institutions.

    Any other relevant information regarding Research, Consultancy and Extension
    which the college would like to include.