Faculty Development Schemes

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Upgrading Qualification

It is the policy of the Institute to permit its current faculty to pursue higher qualifications on a part time basis from renowned and accredited Universities. However, the following conditions must be complied with

  • Once approved a faculty member can avail one day a week to dedicate in the pursuit of that higher degree. The teaching load must be adjusted within the remaining days of the week.
  • The faculty member must spend the allotted day conducting research in their research center.
  • The faculty must make themselves available for routine administrative tasks such as examinations, inspections etc.
  • No more than 3 faculty can avail of one day leave at a time as this would affect the smooth functioning of the institution.
  • Faculty member should have received admission into a reputable college or university in Mumbai.

Procedure

  • Faculty member must make an application to the Principal.
  • The Principal will review the application and check whether the policy guidelines are met.
  • The Principal will make the final decision and communicate that to the concerned faculty member.

Faculty Training and Certification

Faculty are free to take any training or certification courses of their choice during their free time, online or after college hours. In case, the faculty wishes to take leave to attend or complete the training or certification course the following conditions must be met.

  • The training or certification should be relevant to the subjects being taught.
  • No more than 3 days can be given in one semester or more than 5 days in one year.
    1. The lost days should not adversely affect the teaching load or syllabus completion of the faculty.
    2. The training or certification is conducted by a reputable organization or Industry association.
  • In addition, the faculty may apply for full or partial funding upto Rs. 3,000/- from the Institute budget for the training or certification provided the following additional conditions are met.
  • Institute has not exhausted its budget for the academic year.

Procedure

  1. Faculty member must make an application to the Principal.
  2. The Principal will review the application and check whether the policy guidelines are met.
  3. The Principal will make the final decision and communicate that to the concerned faculty member.

Faculty Research Scheme

From time to time faculty may want to work on different research oriented projects or purchase equipment or develop software that can be beneficial to the institute or can be a new exploratory project. The faculty may propose purchase of new equipment or software or support from the MES management for their projects. Following are the guidelines for this scheme.

  1. A total amount of upto Rs. 25,000 can be sanctioned for an individual faculty member for a specific project or facility or a total amount of upto Rs. 50,000 can be sanctioned for any piece of equipment that would lead to research.
  2. Faculty member should make a concrete proposal with details of proposed equipment needed. This should include associated costs of the equipment, how it will benefit the institute or contribute to the faculty members research.
  3. Once the purchase is made the faculty member will maintain records of the purchase of the equipment, any and all research, patents or other benefits of the project and submit it to the principal.

Procedure

  1. Faculty member must make an proposal to the Principal with a copy to the Research Committee.
  2. The Principal, Research Committee will review the application and check whether the policy guidelines are met.
  3. If approved the Principal will forward the application to the MES management board.
  4. The Management Board will consider and approve the proposal.
  5. The Principal will communicate that to the concerned faculty member and Research Committee.

Travel Grant

Faculty members are actively encouraged to participate in conferences and workshops to present and disseminate their research. In case funds are required for conference expenses such as travel or conference registration, faculty members may apply to the department for the funds. Principal may sanction partially or completely the faculty request provided the following conditions are met.

  1. A total amount of upto Rs. 25,000 can be sanctioned for each faculty member.
  2. The faculty member can avail this facility once every 2 years.
  3. Department has not exhausted its budget for the academic year.
  4. The conference is conducted by a reputable organization or university.
  5. In case leave is required then no more than 3 days can be given in one semester or more than 5 days in one year.
  6. The lost days should not adversely affect the teaching load or syllabus completion of the faculty.

Procedure

  1. Faculty member must make an application to the Principal
  2. The Principal will review the application and check whether the policy guidelines are met.
  3. The Principal will make the final decision and communicate that to the concerned faculty member.

Organising Seminar / Conference / Workshop / Colloquium

For time to time, faculty members may want to organize colloquiums, conferences, seminars or workshops on special topics related to education and educational relevance. Faculty member may invite experts from various fields for these events to the college campus. The guidelines for this scheme are as follows

  1. There should be a clear focused area of interest for the seminar / workshop / conference / colloquium.
  2. Ideally a committee of a few faculty members would organize the event.
  3. Funding will be derived from the departmental budget and will depend upon the level of support required. The funds can be used for pay TA / DA / Honorarium to the invited speakers, food or refreshments, banners and printing.
  4. It can be done in collaboration with some professional society or organization or industry.

Procedure

  1. A single or group of faculty members can propose the event deciding the date, time and quantum of funds required for such an event.
  2. An application can be sent to principal for approval. Dean R&D and Member of the Management board for approval.
  3. Once approved the faculty may proceed to organize the event. Once completed an event report should be submitted to the principal.

New Initiatives

Faculty members may propose new initiatives to the Principal towards fulfilling the institutes mission and vision. These initiatives can enhance any of the following:

  1. Teaching learning process (ex. New Labs, Meditation etc.)
  2. Research and Consultancy (ex. Centers of Excellence in various fields)
  3. Environmental initiatives (ex. green campus, nature clubs, recycling programs, energy savings)
  4. Sport Facilities
  5. Cultural Activities
  6. Foster Training and Placement
  7. Technology enriched classrooms
  8. Strengthen Alumni Engagement
  9. Community Outreach Initiatives
  10. Local to Global reach