Rajagiri College of Social Sciences management expects its members of faculty to engage in high quality research and publish research papers in indexed and highly rated journals. A research policy has been formulated to include all research and related policies. This research policy gives guidelines on types of good quality journals, conferences, the support extended for doing research and the incentive scheme for publishing. The purpose of this policy is to motivate the faculty members of the college to do good quality research and help the college to meet the standards specified by the accrediting agencies.
The research funding initiatives of RCSS intend to facilitate its faculty members to carry out pure and applied research in social sciences and collaborate with academic and research institutions of national and international repute.
This policy provides the guidelines for faculty members who wish to undertake the Faculty Research Programme under Minor Research Projects.
Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) is committed and determined to encourage and uphold high standards of righteousness and accountability in the conduct of academic research and is keen to embed and promote the culture of honesty, integrity and transparency in all its institutional activities. The college endeavors to maintain academic respect and integrity by retracting all forms of scolastic and intellectual dishonesty, including plagiarism. The college uses anti-plagiarism software, Plagiarism checker X to check every academic and intellectual documents for ensuring originality. Every student, Research Scholar and faculty member of the college has to check his/her assignment/ final project report/research papers using plagiarism detector before submission.
Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) is functioning as a socially responsible educational institution and seeks to release the talents of our staff and students for the benefit of the economy and society as a whole. The college is committed to support external engagements that facilitate knowledge and technology transfer contributing to economic and social impact. This external engagement takes many forms but in defined circumstances may be considered as “consulting” activity. Such consulting activity will usually deliver additional income to the college and/or financial benefit to an individual. Individual benefit will normally be in the form of additional income, or access to earmarked resources through the college account. The college permits up to 30 days of consulting activity per year for eligible faculty members subject to terms and conditions of the consultancy policy. Time allocated for consulting activity is not a right, and requires written permission from the Executive Director/Principal or a person designated by them. A record must be kept by the members of faculty with respect to the consulting activity as defined in this policy. In considering whether or not permission should be given for consulting activity the Executive Director/Principal will take into account factors such as the compatibility of the activity with the responsibilities and commitments of the faculty member, potential conflicts of interest, and the use of college resources.
Basically the RCSS IT policy exists to maintain, secure, and ensure the legal and appropriate use of Information technology infrastructure established by the Institution on the campus. This policy establishes Institution-wide strategies and responsibilities for protecting the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of the information assets that are accessed, created, managed, and/or controlled by the College. Information assets addressed by the policy include data, information systems, computers, network devices, intellectual property, as well as documents and verbally communicated information Undoubtedly, Intranet & Internet services have become most important resources in educational institutions & research organizations. Realizing the importance of these services, RCSS took the initiative way back in the 1990s and established basic network infrastructure in the academic complex of the College. Over the last ten years, not only active users of the network facilities have increased many folds but also the web-based applications have increased.
When users are given free access to the Internet, non-critical downloads may clog the traffic, resulting in poor Quality of Service (QoS) and affecting critical users and applications. When computer systems are networked, viruses that get into the LAN, through Intranet/Internet, spread rapidly to all other computers on the net, exploiting the vulnerabilities of the operating systems. Hence, in order to secure the network, Internet Unit has been taking appropriate steps by installing firewalls, access controlling and installing virus checking and content filtering software at the gateway. However, in the absence of clearly defined IT policies, it is extremely difficult to convince users about the steps that are taken for managing the network. Users tend to feel that such restrictions are unwarranted, unjustified and infringing the freedom of users.