Consultancy is the mechanism through which expertise/ resources of the College/ department/ faculty is used for productive engagement with Industry, Government, NGO and other educational institutions. Consultancy agreements may be remunerative or non-remunerative and usually short-term, spanning to a maximum of 30 days in an academic year.
The College encourages Consultancy services due to the inherent benefits it offers:
a. The expertise and experience of faculty is enhanced as they interact with real world problems and issues.
b. Facilitates industry-institute collaborations in curriculum planning, career planning, placements, funding for projects and research.
c. Helps in commercialisation of research ideas of faculty which will serve the society.
The types of consultancy identified by the college are:
1. College Consultancy:
Specific projects, based on the expertise and infrastructure of the department, are taken up in the name of the college on request from a client. A proposal with a quotation is raised and there is a financial return to the college.
Issue of Authentication Certificate for identifying species of plants is an example.
2. Individual Consultancy:
The expertise of individual faculty member is called for, on payment of honorarium. There is no financial return to the college under this head but the college encourages this type of consultancy.
Majority of consultancy services falls under this category of Educational Consultancy and includes Chairman/ Member of the Question Paper Setting Board/ Scrutinizing Board, Member of Board of Studies, Chairman/ Member of Doctoral Committee, Member of Ethical Committee, University Nominee, Member of Inspection Commissions, Member of Editorial Board of Journals, preparation of study materials (internal and external), Members of any Statutory Government Body, Members of Interview Panels, Members of Academic Council/ Academic Audit in other Colleges, Member of Senate/ Governing Council of the University, Member of Certificate Verification Committee, Members of any Commission/ Statutory Body formed by the Government, Interview Panel Member of a Company or Educational Institution. The list is not exhaustive and shall include all services rendered by faculty, for their expertise on payment of an honorarium.
3. Group Consultancy:
The expertise of the faculty brings in the project and the completion of which involves the efforts of the students too. This type of consultancy may be remunerative or non-remunerative.
Art work designed and executed by the faculty and students, Psychological intervention programmes offered to other institutions, Tie ups with NGO’s for accomplishing a social objective are some examples of this type of consultancy.
4. Private Consultancy
The faculty uses her expertise outside the premises of the college in her individual capacity. The college offers no indemnity to this type of consultancy and
ii. Resources of the college like laboratories, offices, stationery, email and any other intellectual property should not be utilised.
iii. The designation or titles given to the faculty by the college should not be employed during the course of consultancy.
College and Group Consultancy services can be undertaken by faculty.
By procuring prior permission from Management through a well drafted proposal.
Limiting the maximum number of days of consultancy to 30 days in an academic year. If this limit is exceeded, arrangements should be made on a case to case basis.
Ensuring the Consultancy Services do not affect the primary teaching responsibilities of the faculty.
5. College consultancy will be managed on a case by case basis. Faculty or department involved in college consultancy be aware of the financial components involved in a project.
6. All consultancy agreements should be in writing and clear terms and conditions should be laid down for implementation.
7. Details of consultancy carried out should be submitted in the form of a report annually by all departments of the College.
8. Faculty/ Departments are to thoroughly study the project and ascertain the risk involved in taking up consultancy services before implementation.