Institutes should have separate R&D cell. The R&D cell comprises of faculty members from various departments of the Institute. This committee oversees the smooth and efficient coordination of research and development activities in the Institute, thus fostering overall growth. A senior faculty heads this cell, with the Principal presiding over.
In all disciplines of technical education, knowledge is dynamic with new technologies being introduced very frequently. In this scenario, it is not possible for the teachers to deliver good quality instructions without being tuned to the current developments in the subjects, for which they must constantly update their knowledge.
A well recognized way to deal with this paradigm is for the teachers to be active researchers in the areas in which they interested. As researchers, they need to understand the past and recent developments in their subject areas. Many high ranking Universities / Institutions in the world (Berkely, MIT, Cornell, Stanford, Princeton etc.) and India (IITs, IISc, IIITs, NITs etc.) exhibit a very high correlation between quality teaching and R & D activities. Even among the affiliated colleges, those which have Ph.D. faculty on their rolls and are engaged in R & D activities are regarded as good colleges.
SSEC recognized the importance of R&D in the vertical growth of the institution and established the R&D cell to focus on the scientific and industrial research in the various disciplines of Engineering. The SSEC R&D cell is a nominated committee consisting of Professors from various programs of Engineering. The organizational structure consists of Advisor, Chairman and Coordinators for facilitating the routine functioning of the cell.
Functions of R&D Cell:
Additional Duties of R&D Cell: