The Deanery of Projects works with the mission of promoting advanced academic research in diverse disciplines. The Deanery facilitates new and interdisciplinary project initiatives and collaborative ventures with national and international institutions, industries, academic forum and other research bodies. The college has been recognized by the UGC as ‘College of Excellence’ and granted with a funding support of Rs.1 crore to augment infrastructural development and research. The college has been awarded with the prestigious FIST Grant of Rs. 1 Crore by the DST, Government of India towards “College as a Whole” Scheme for the development of PG programmes. The college has also been selected by DBT for the ‘Star College’ Scheme and was sanctioned with a grant of Rs. 35 lakhs for the development of Life Sciences along with the Basic Sciences at the UG level. The college has received funding for undertaking major and minor research projects from various agencies like UGC, DST SERB, DBT, DST FIST, TNSCST and MOFPI New Delhi to augment the facilities of the Science Departments and the Central Instrumentation Facility (HAIF). The college has received Rs. 55.71 lakhs to undertake 6 UGC Major Research Projects. A total amount of Rs. 80.03 lakhs have been sanctioned by the UGC to carry out 47 Minor Research Projects. The college has also received an International Funding grant of Rs, 28.31 lakhs from United Board for Christian Higher Education (UBCHEA) Hong Kong to carry out four major projects. A total number of 63 Minor Research Projects were sanctioned under the BHC Management Research Fund to the teaching faculty of the Self-financed section of the college during the years 2019-2021. As part of Post Review of Research, 32 Minor Project holders of our college submitted their Impact Analysis Report and the Success Indicators to the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
The Deanery conducts Administrative Audit every year and all the departments are asked to submit audit statements along with the bills which are duly audited and verified by the Principal, Bursar, Superintendent along with the Deanery. The Deanery provides funding support for the staff members to carry out Minor-research projects by constituting a committee to scrutinize, select proposals and finalize the budget.
The Deanery of Projects enables the faculty of arts and sciences to undertake Minor Research Projects (MRP) funded by the Management of the college. The following are the Policies and Procedures followed by the Deanery with regard to the MRP scheme:
Dr. A. Umesh Samuel Jebaseelan
Assistant Professor of Physics
Assistant Professor of English