St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore - 3
Dean of Consultancy Services
St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru recognizes the potential of consultancy activities in advancing our contribution to the knowledge society, enhance the social and economic impact of College activities and support the enterprising and innovative spirit of the campus resulting in quality teaching and learning. Staff of the College is encouraged to engage in consultancy for external bodies as a legitimate and valued College activity, provided such consultancy is consistent with the objectives of the institution and the contractual responsibilities of the faculties and each individual concerned. Approved College consulting activity will also be taken into consideration in promotion applications. In recognizing the value of consultancy activities, the college provides professional indemnity and other insurances for employees when undertaking consultancy work on behalf of the college and will provide additional professional backing through Research and Innovation Support.
1. To encourage and develop the College links with industry, commerce and the wider community through high quality consultancy activities which in turn enhance the expertise of staff, facilitate new research opportunities and drive our curriculum;
2. To provide a clear consultancy framework for all stakeholders;
3. To manage our external links effectively to ensure appropriate returns to both staff and College for use of resources and intellectual endeavor;
4. To provide incentives for staff to undertake consultancy work.
‘Consultancy’ is the transfer or application of knowledge to address a client’s articulated need. ‘Consultancy’ differs from Research as it involves the application of existing knowledge and/or techniques and normally there is no academic output such as publications in academic journals and any such publication would generally require the outside party’s prior consent. The service provided produces a set of deliverables for which the client pays an agreed consulting fee. In general, the deliverables produced are the property of the client. In general, consultancy projects are short in nature. However, it is possible to undertake consultancy projects over a longer time period where the actual time to be spent is agreed with the client.
College Consultancy is defined as a contractual arrangement for the provision by the institution or the department/school or an employee or group of employees of the institution, of defined professional services other than research, based on the client’s articulated need, to a client (external party) using institution space, equipment, services, facilities or staff time, in return for a fee or some other form of remuneration. Such engagement with outside parties is regarded as part of normal academic duties. It is institution’s preference that its staff operates through College Consultancy Contracts. In College Consultancy Contracts, it is the institution which contracts with the outside body, which bears the cost of the necessary indemnity, and which accepts the liability should anything go wrong.
COMMUNITY SERVICE CONSULTANCY:
Community Service Consultancy is a specific category of College Consultancy that covers any agreement for the provision by the institution of advice or service to the local community. Staff engaging in Community Service Consultancy will be covered under the Standard College Consultancy Approval Process as laid down in this policy.
SCOPE OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES OFFERED:
Consultancy and related services offered will be categorized mainly as under:
(a) Category 1: Individual Consultancy: (Expert Advice and Development Project) Consultancy that does not involve the use of any institutional facilities and is solely based on the expertise of the Consultant.
(b) Category 2: Institutional / Departmental Consultancy: Consultancy that involves the use of College infrastructure / facilities such as equipment, instrument, laboratory staff, etc.
(c) Category 3: Testing and Evaluation / Calibration and Standardization Services: This service involves the routine testing and evaluation in order to meet the needs of outside organization / agencies / educational institutions.
The consultancy and related services should not interfere with the normal teaching and research activities in the College.
STRUCTURE / GUIDELINES
Consultancy Vision 2022
No institution can acquire the role of a university unless it actively engages in quality research. We have met the requirements of UGC Regulations, 2016 with regard to publications in UGC refereed journals with impact factor both in Sciences and Social Sciences.
In addition, the number of publications in reputed journals is on the rise. The details have been provided in this report.
The expertise through research is being channelized into consultancy projects in the area of food technology, biotechnology, social work, chemistry and biological sciences.
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