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About KIET Research

Incentive for Researchers

Policy of Research Incentives Scheme

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students who are on roll with the KIET Group of Institutions can publish their original research work.
  • Full-time employees of KIET Group of Institutions who are on probation/permanent payrolls and faculty who are appointed on a contract basis in any of the constituent departments of the Institute.
  • Incentives for Research Publications in Science Citation Index (SCI) / Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E)/ Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)/ Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)
    • The faculty will be paid the following incentives based upon the impact factor of the journals in which the research paper has been published: a maximum of two research papers in an academic year shall be considered.
      S.No.Impact FactorIncentive (In Rs.)
      1 0.750 & above 11,000/-
      2 0.500 to 0.749 8,000/-
      3 0.250 to 0.499 5,000/-
  • Incentives for Research Publications in SCOPUS
    In addition to the incentives for SCI, SCI-E, SSCI, and AHCI, the faculty will be paid the following incentives based upon the CiteScore of the journal: a maximum of two SCOPUS-indexed research papers in an academic year shall be considered.
    S.No.CiteScoreIncentive (In Rs.)
    1 3.000 & above 5,000/-
    2 2.000 to 2.999 4,000/-
    3 1.000 to 1.999 3,000/-
  • Incentives for Research Publications in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-Expanded)
    An incentive amount of Rs. 2000/-is applicable for publications in any ESCI/CCR-Expanded journal, and a maximum of one ESCI/CCR-Expanded indexed research paper in an academic year shall be considered.

Requirements to be fulfilled by faculty for claiming the Incentives

Faculty
  • The faculty member requesting the incentive must be the first author/supervisor (only for Ph.D students) or co-supervisor (only for Ph.D students) on the research paper.
  • It is mandatory for all faculties receiving/receiving research paper incentives based upon impact factor to establish/contribute to a centre of excellence, research lab, student research facility, or sponsored projects in their respective departments based upon the research carried out in the paper.
  • In the case of a multi-authored publication, the incentive will be equally shared by the authors.
  • Published papers must have "KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad" as the affiliation.
  • The author needs to claim the incentive only after the volume number, issue number, and page number have been assigned to the research paper.
  • Authors outside the KIET fraternity are not entitled to this scheme.
  • To raise the number of citations for improvement of KIET NIRF Ranking, it is mandatory for the perspective authors to include at least two references of already published Research Papers by KIET faculty in their Research papers.
  • Authors must also be aware of the KIET Ethics Policy for Students and Faculty Members on academic dishonesty and plagiarism (Annexure I).
  • The corresponding author shall take the responsibility of screening the paper for plagiarism, ethics approval, and background checks on the potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open access journals before communicating the research publication to Beall’s list of predatory publishers.
  • When submitting a claim, proof of the journal paper and its indexing must be provided.
  • A publication claim under the Research Incentive Schemes (RIS) of KIET must be made within a month of publication in the prescribed form to the HR department (Annexure II (a)).
  • Details of the knowledge sharing session must be submitted while making the claim (Annexure II (b)).
Students
  • An incentive amount of rupees two thousand (Rs. 2000/-) is applicable to student authors for publications in any Scopus-indexed, non-paid journals besides the ones quoted above.
  • The International/National conference must be of repute (viz. IEEE, Springer/Wiley/IPC etc.) and the hosting institutions must be of repute as well (IITs/IISc/NITs/IIITs/Universities/Deemed Universities etc.).
  • The faculty would be allowed OD + Registration + T.A. on an actual basis or Rs. 10,000/-whichever is less.
  • Only one faculty member may use the facility in the case of joint authorship.
  • Each faculty member can present research papers at conferences of repute twice in an academic year with financial assistance (limited to Rs. 10,000/-only).
  • The maximum number of ODs is limited to one week during the lean period. Only one one-day OD is allowed in the academic period.
  • Authors must also be aware of the KIET Ethics Policy for Students and Faculty Members on academic dishonesty and plagiarism (Annexure I).
  • Published paper must have ‘KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad’ as the affiliation.
  • Only oral presentation of research papers is acceptable.
  • To raise the number of citations for improvement of KIET NIRF Ranking, it is mandatory for the perspective authors to include at least two references of already published Research Papers by KIET faculty in their Research papers.
  • A publication claim under Research Incentive Schemes (RIS) of KIET must be made within a month of the publication of a research paper in Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (CPCI-S), Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH) and SCOPUS Indexed Conference Proceedings in the prescribed form (Annexure III (a)).
  • Details of the knowledge sharing session must be submitted while making the claim (Annexure III (b)).
  • In the case of student T.A (as per Institute policy), registration fees or Rs. 1000/-whichever is less.
  • The faculty has to approach AICTE (which provides 100% funding subject to meeting their norms) or other funding agencies of the Govt. of India.
  • It has been observed that some of the proposals may not meet AICTE norms, besides the paucity of funds, because of their all India scope. Therefore, KIET may also consider funding for international conferences on a case-to-case basis, subject to 60% being paid by the candidate and 40% by KIET, with the candidate having at least 5 years of service in KIET. Also, the candidate should register for a Ph.D. after coming as soon as possible.
  • This sanction would be allowed depending upon the track record of the faculty member to be adjudged by a panel of at least four research and development.
  • To raise the number of citations for improvement of KIET NIRF Ranking, it is mandatory for the perspective authors to include at least two references of already published Research Papers by KIET faculty in their Research papers.
  • Published papers must have "KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad" as the affiliation.
  • A publication claim under Research Incentive Schemes (RIS) of KIET must be made within a month of the publication of a research paper in Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (CPCI-S), Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH) and SCOPUS Indexed Conference Proceedings in the prescribed form (Annexure III (a)).
  • Details of the knowledge sharing session must be submitted while making the claim (Annexure III (b)).
  • The faculty would be allowed OD+ Registration+ T.A. on an actual basis or Rs. 10,000/-whichever is less.
  • The Workshops/Seminars/FDPs hosting institutions must be institutes of repute (IITs/IISc/NITs/IITs/Universities/Deemed Universities etc.).
  • Each faculty member can attend workshops/seminars/FDPs of repute twice in an academic year with financial assistance. However, financial assistance is limited to Rs. 10,000/-only.
  • The maximum number of ODs is limited to one week during the lean period. Only one one-day OD is allowed in the academic period.
  • The clause of "minimum requirement of 6 months of service in KIET" stands discontinued for claiming any research-related incentives or OD for attending workshops, seminars, or FDPs etc.
  • Faculty who attend FDPs outside the university must disseminate knowledge and information by organising faculty development programmes (FDP) and student development programmes (SDP)/student workshops/summer/winter schools, among other things, for the benefit of faculty and students in their respective departments.
  • The OD and registration claim under the Research Incentive Schemes (RIS) of KIET must be made within a month in the prescribed form (Annexure IV (a)).
  • Details of the knowledge sharing session must be submitted while making the claim (Annexure IV (b)).
  • Faculty members who have made efforts to write and publish books or monographs are encouraged and an incentive will be given to the faculty member as per the cap provided:
    DetailsPublished ByAmount
    Full Book Renowned International Publisher Rs. 10000/-
    Full Book Renowned National Publisher Rs. 5000/-
    Edited volume of book with articles or chapters (with ISSN/ISBN number wherever necessary) Renowned International / National Publisher Rs. 2000/-
    Monographs National Level / International Level Rs. 2000/-
  • If the book/chapter/monograph is contributed by more than one author, the incentive amount will be shared by all the authors equally.
  • A maximum of two books/chapters/monographs may be considered per academic year.
  • Authors must also be aware of the KIET Ethics Policy for Students and Faculty Members on academic dishonesty and plagiarism (Annexure I).
  • Published chapters or monographs must have "KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad" as the affiliation.
  • Research Incentive Schemes (RIS) of KIET must be made within a month of publication in Book Citation Index-Science (BKCI-S), Book Citation Index Social Sciences & Humanities (BKCI-SSH) and SCOPUS Indexed Book Publication in the prescribed form (Annexure V).
  • Faculty members are expected to submit proposals for research grants from funding agencies.
  • It is quite likely that these projects may involve modernization of laboratories or research infrastructure, acquiring equipment required specific to the research study or conducting surveys, etc.
  • The research incentive will be 5% of the allocable amount if the institutional overheads are less than 10% of the project, and 10% if the overheads are 10% or more of the project cost. Research grants with no overheads are eligible for up to a 5% incentive. However, researchers are encouraged to include institutional overheads while proposing the grant budgets. Applicable to DST/DRDO/ISRO/DAE/ICMR/DEIT/DST.
  • The Principal Investigator will receive 60% of the incentive, with the remaining 40% divided equally among the co-investigators.
  • The maximum salary for any faculty member shall be one lakh rupees (Rs.1.00 lakh) per year, subject to applicable taxes. The amount will be payable over the period of the grant.
  • For the purpose of the calculation of the incentives, there will be only one principal investigator, and faculty members assisting the principal investigator with any other title/s will be treated as co-investigators.
  • If there is no principal investigator, the incentive must be split evenly among the co-investigators.
  • Principal and co-investigators from outside the university will not be eligible for the incentive.
  • An incentive claim under Research Incentive Schemes (RIS) of KIET must be made within a month of the sanction of the project grant in the prescribed form (Annexure VI).
  • 25% amount will be with KIET for infrastructure and other supports for research and consultancy development.
  • As per current understanding with EDRPL, which is a firm to facilitate consultancy work in KIET as per MOU signed, the remaining 75% amount will be with IRCDC and the same will be utilized as follows:
    • 25% to EDRPL Nominee staff attached to IRCDC for Project Management/ Business Promotions/ Client Interaction/ Coordination with EDRPL & KIET.
    • 50% will be spent on the salary of IRCDC technical staff /consultancy fee/ travel and lodging expenses on IRCDC Project according to the recommendation of IRCDC Head and as per mutual agreement with EDRPL to successfully deliver the project.
  • Faculty members are expected to submit proposals for research grants from funding agencies.
  • It is quite likely that these projects may involve modernization of laboratories or research infrastructure, acquiring equipment required specific to the research study or conducting surveys, etc.
  • The research incentive will be 5% of the allocable amount if the institutional overheads are less than 10% of the project, and 10% if the overheads are 10% or more of the project cost. Research grants with no overheads are eligible for up to a 5% incentive. However, researchers are encouraged to include institutional overheads while proposing the grant budgets. Applicable to DST/DRDO/ISRO/DAE/ICMR/DEIT/DST.
  • The Principal Investigator will receive 60% of the incentive, with the remaining 40% divided equally among the co-investigators.
  • The maximum salary for any faculty member shall be one lakh rupees (Rs.1.00 lakh) per year, subject to applicable taxes. The amount will be payable over the period of the grant.
  • For the purpose of the calculation of the incentives, there will be only one principal investigator, and faculty members assisting the principal investigator with any other title/s will be treated as co-investigators.
  • If there is no principal investigator, the incentive must be split evenly among the co-investigators.
  • Principal and co-investigators from outside the university will not be eligible for the incentive.
  • An incentive claim under Research Incentive Schemes (RIS) of KIET must be made within a month of the sanction of the project grant in the prescribed form (Annexure VI).
For more details, kindly refer to the Policy for Research Guidance/ Ph.D Guidance for Improving Research Culture issued by the Director Office on 25th Aug’21.
S.No Category Ph.D Benefits Requirements/Conditions
1.        Ph.D (Part Time) Fee Reimbursement On acquisition of the Ph.D. from Institutes/Universities of repute (IISc Bangalore, IITs, JNU, NITs, IIITs and Central Universities of repute), a faculty may avail Ph.D. tuition fee reimbursement on an actual basis but not exceeding Rs. 30,000/- per year (on prorate basis with salary) for three years after fulfilling conditions as mentioned. ·       Faculty members entering service without a Ph.D. shall be encouraged to enroll themselves/acquire Ph.D. in the relevant branch/discipline from Institutes/ Universities of repute (IISc Bangalore, IITs, JNU, NITs, IIITs and Central Universities of repute).
      ·       One needs to claim the Ph.D. tuition fee reimbursement within a month after award of degree by submitting a copy of degree certificate and tuition fee paid slips.
      ·       Two Research Publications in SCI Journals with the affiliation as “KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad”(Annexure B).
      ·       Faculty should submit the undertaking for serving the Institute for at least one year. In case of non-fulfillment of serving for one year, faculty member should refund the reimbursed Ph.D tuition fee.
2.        ODs ·       The maximum total number of ODs for completing a Ph.D. is 12 per academic year/leave year for a maximum 4 years. ·       Submission of Ph.D registration document (admission letter, fee receipts and copy of NOC) to HR Department.
    ·       Maximum of 3 ODs at a stretch can be given to a faculty member in a month at the discretion of HoD (provided there is no academic loss of students) just after the Ph.D registration.  
    ·       Faculty may avail the facility of OD for pursuing Ph.D. immediately post joining KIET.  
    ·       If the course work of Ph.D. program falls during summer break, then faculty must consume their summer vacation first (two weeks) and rest will be treated as OD provided the count remains 12 ODs per academic/ leave year.  
    ·       For completing the course work 3-4 months Leave without pay (LWP) can be given to faculty members at the discretion of HoD provided there is no academic loss of students and department will be able to manage without any substitute.  
3.        Incentives on Award of Ph.D. Degree ·       Five increments shall be admissible at the entry-level of recruitment to faculty members possessing the degree of Ph.D (full time), awarded in the relevant discipline from Institute/ University of repute (IISc Bangalore, IITs, JNU, NITs, IIITs and Central Universities of repute). ·       Ph.D. is in the relevant branch/discipline and has been awarded by a University and two Research Publications in SCI Journals with affiliation as “KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad”.
    ·       Faculty members who complete their Ph.D. degree (part time) while in service shall be entitled to three increments. ·       One needs to claim the Ph.D incentives within a month after the award of the degree by submitting a copy of degree certificate/provisional degree certificate
      ·       The Ph.D. incentives in terms of increments will be applicable from the date of submission of the application copy along with the copy of the degree certificate/provisional degree certificate.
      ·       During recruitment, if faculty intimates that the Ph.D thesis has been submitted, then faculty will have to complete the Ph.D within one year for entitlement of five increments else three increments would be awarded.

KIET owed IP

  • In the case of a provisional patent application, the initial processing fees of Rs. 25000/-or actual, whichever is less, will be paid by KIET as per KIET IPR Policy issued by the Director Office on 22nd June’18.
  • Also in the case when patent is commercialized, its patent shall be shared among the inventors and KIET in the ratio 80:20.
  • The share of the inventors shall be decided by the inventors among themselves.
  • Incentive claim under Research Incentive Schemes (RIS) of KIET for commercialization of patent must be made within a month of filing with the patent in the prescribed form. (Annexure VIII).

Joint IP

Any revenue or proceeds from the commercialization of joint IP would be shared between KIET and KIT in the ratio of 60:40. In that event, provisional and complete patent filling expenses shall be shared 50:50 by both parties, and ownership will be jointly in the name of KIET and the inventor.

Every year on Teachers' Day, the top five KIET Ph.D research supervisors/co-supervisors will be awarded based upon the number of Ph.D students guided in that particular academic session, in addition to the CV Raman Award.

In conclusion, here are some key points presented in this policy document:

  • Research is an important – even integral – component of the KIET Group of Institutions' vision and mission: Knowledge creation and dissemination are key.
  • Developing a robust research programme requires careful planning, including evidence-based assessment.
  • The KIET Group of Institutions research plan must consider its institutional ancestry, resources, talents, and capacities of current staff, and its realistic, practical opportunities.
  • Research talent is a first-order concern, so recognition, retention, and recruitment of well-trained, creative, and passionate scientists and scholars should be a priority.
  • Researchers require time, not only for their work but for their development: KIET Group of Institutions' expectations of research performance should be well balanced in a reasonable way with teaching duties.
  • Opportunities for collaboration are desired and, in fact, necessary for KIET Group of Institutions researchers.
  • Governance requires monitoring and evaluation, but policy should determine measures of performance and not the reverse.

This document is intended to encourage KIET Group of Institutions to consider how to build up or improve research activity.