MOU with RK MISSION VIVEKANANDA CENTENARY COLLEGE, ROHARA, Kolkata, For Research and Faculty Exchange Programs

Research Promotion


St. Xavier’s College encourages its faculty members to publish original research work in Clarivate (SCI/SSCI/AHCI) or in Scopus indexed journals. The following are the guidelines that are aimed at fostering, managing and publicizing the research undertaken at R&D Cell.


Monetary Support:

  • The faculty is encouraged to apply for grants from external funding agencies such as DST, DBT, CSIR, UGC, ICSSR, etc.
  • Publication charges (in part or in full) would be borne by R&D Cell only for prestigious publications (Clarivate JCR Impact Factor > 10) in case the faculty has no provision for the same from any other funding agency.
  • Patent filing related expenses would be borne by the R&D Cell if the faculty has no provision for the same from any other funding agency. The R&D Cell will hold 80% share in the revenue generated from the patent.
  • Limited assistance towards travel and registration expenses of the faculty to present papers at national / international conferences would be provided. There should be a gap of a minimum of 2 years between any two such grants to a faculty.


Facilities for Research:

Common research labs/study areas would be made available for researchers. Independent laboratory space would be provided to faculty with major projects sanctioned by external funding agencies and for faculty whose research carries significant output.

Reduction in Teaching Workload to Facilitate Research:
  • A few selected faculties would be inducted into SXC under research–cum–teaching cadre (conditions apply).
Research Facilities: 
  • Library resources, journals, e-resources, plagiarism software, etc would be upgraded annually.
Rewards/ Recognition: 
  • Annual increments and career advancement would be strictly based on API in line with the UGC guidelines, PBAS and related assessments.
  • Research achievements would be highlighted in College website/internal display monitors/newsletters/magazines.


Nurturing Research Culture:

  • Research would be incorporated as a component in the UG and PG curriculum. Student research would be encouraged. All research labs/faculty would welcome UG/PG students as interns. A multidisciplinary student research journal would be initiated.
  • Lectures/Seminars/Workshops/Skill development programmes would be arranged round the year. There would be annual presentations by project fellows, interns and faculty with major projects.
  • A few conferences/workshops (credible ones, with participants being PhD scholars/post-doctoral researchers/faculty) would be planned every year.