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Guidelines for Sponsored Research Projects and Consultancy

Revised Project Guidelines

Guidelines for Sponsored Research Projects:

The University facilitates the acquisition of grants from extramural sources by providing a structured mechanism for submitting research proposals and their implementation after sanction through well-defined guidelines for Sponsored Research Projects. These comprehensive guidelines form the basis for the smooth operation of all aspects of the research project activity, such as release of grants, appointment of staff, purchase of equipment, periodic budget review and final submission of utilization certificate.



The University has a structured consultancy policy* and a centralized mechanism to regulate consultancy offers in the capacity of both individual and the organization. A faculty member can spend maximum 40 days in a year for consultancy. All remunerations related to consultancy are received in favour of the Registrar of the University. A faculty/ group receives 75% of total consultancy and 25% of the amount is remitted to University Development Fund. Remuneration paid to an individual faculty in one academic year should not exceed his/her total salary for the year. It is also ensured that the consultancy work at no stage interferes with the normal teaching/research work of any faculty.  The administrative charges and charges for the use of equipment/instruments are decided by University as a percentage of the total consultancy amount involved. However, for individual consultancy where lab facility is not needed, no charge is levied.

Guidelines followed for consultancy work by the academic staff of the central Universities

Guidelines for Professional Consultancy

Preamble: In order to ensure effective teaching in the technological Institutions, there is a need for interaction with the industry and other Institutions of higher learning in the form of:

  • Industrial Consultancy
  • Sponsored Research
  • Transfer of know how in the shape of patent etc.
  • Inter-Institutional collaboration in selected research areas of mutual interest.

Consultancy services may be categorized as under

  • Individual Consultancy
  • Consultancy that does not involve the use of any Institutional facilities.
  • Institutional/Departmental Consultancy
  • It involves the use of University facilities such as equipment, instrument, computer, Laboratory Staff and administrative persons etc.

Organizational Set-Up

The Research Council shall constitute a committee including subject expert(s) from the University.

Payment for consultancy and permissible limits

  • All consultancy assignment by faculty members should be undertaken with prior concurrence of head of the department and permission of dean consultancy.
  • A faculty member may be allowed to spend normally a maximum of 40 days a year for consultancy. In special cases Vice-Chancellor’s permission may be sought.
  • Examination, Lectures, Selection Committees and other professional work of faculty are not to be included in the consultancy.
  • All remuneration for consultancy should be received by a cheque/draft in favor of Registrar of the University, Individual Faculty Members should not receive any cash directly.
  • A Faculty Member of a Group will receive 75% of total consultancy fees (item vii (F.) of para II) paid by the client and the balance of the 25% of such amount shall be remitted to the University development fund.
  • Remuneration paid to an individual faculty member for consultancy as his share in one academic year should not exceed his total salary for the year. Any amount in excess of this prescribed limit due to a faculty member will be remitted to the University development fund.

Quarterly statements of consultancy services rendered by each faculty shall be forwarded by the Dean, consultancy for information and record of the Vice-Chancellor. This statement will also show the total of fees received by individuals up to date in the academic year.

Last Updated: Wednesday 01-Mar-23 16:32:18 IST
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