Research is an art of imagination that evokes the power of understanding, perception, reasoning and judgment. They have become the building blocks in varied fields of education, culture and development. With the enormous and meticulous efforts of many master minds, we see and experience, what was a mere dream. Researches are methodical approach shouldered to discover, observe, intervene and disrupt the muddles in an orderly manner thereby resolving and fencing the knots from further occurrence. It is one’s curiosity and persistence that paves way towards promising revelations in the arena of research. The evolution of mankind from just an ape man to a mega magnatar has re-shaped our reality. Today, researchers, with the ultra – modern innovative technologies, are trained to think out of the box, who not only supports the society with new inventions but also strive to bring into existence what once was a mirage.Research drives the motivational force of knowledge to seek new things that would lead to inventions/discoveries to shape the scientific society.The Department of Research &Development plays exceptional role in motivating and inculcating the curiosity for research among faculty and scholars of SIMATS.
SIMATS RESEARCH CENTRE
- Establish state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and co-disciplinary research institute in a dynamic, competitive and vibrant environment.
- Provide excellent research culture and infrastructure
- Serve as a platform for strong interdisciplinary collaborations and knowledge sharing
- Publish papers in high quality journals of international repute
- Create quality human resources for scientific research
- Promote industrial collaborations involving active and mutually beneficial R & D projects
- Make SIMATS Research Institute a renowned institute
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW BOARD
The University has a actively functioning Scientific Review Board headed by an Organizing Chairman and Committee members from various specialties. The Board convenes every month to scrutinize the Research proposals and approves them.
Every project submitted to the research department is analysed by a team of research Committee members and the proposals are either accepted or declined.
The Research projects are stringently scrutinized for originality. Research Plagiarism is strongly condemned and every manuscript is thoroughly checked for plagiarism by using the Turn it Plagiarism Check Software.
The institution has customized research proposal form for the Undergraduates and Post graduates which is duly filled and submitted to the Scientific Review Board for Approval. On approval from the SRB, and the Institutional Ethical Committee, the Projects have to be completed within the stipulated time. The Completed projects are scrutinized by the SRB for authenticity and adherence of protocol and the best research projects are awarded.
The scope of research activities at Saveetha is extremely wide and innovative as research is proactive and initiated inside every department across all colleges in the university with 8187 projects .The various research projects are facilitated through undergraduate students ,faculty members, Phd scholars, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students who also corroborate with contemporaries across the University affliated research institutions and 258 Memorandum of understanding with international ,national universities and industries. This ignition of human brain through originality ,novelty ,analysis has paved way for 11230 publications and 690 awards. The ultimate goal is to implement this success in the service of mankind. Saveetha environment of transdisciplinary research evokes novel inventions with 261 patents in areas vital to healthcare,industry ,business models ,legal systems and our academic life.
Thus at Saveetha ,Research steers the students and faculty into the future path in diving deeper into academics and path breaking discoveries in creating a better society.
UNDER GRADUATE RESEARCH
Intense Training Programme (ITP) are rendered to both under graduate students on manuscript writing, comparing and evaluating online research data, biostatistics, online parent article search, referencing using digital applications, indexing of journals, grant writing and patent filing.
POST GRADUATE RESEARCH
Every Post Graduate is given the opportunity to undertake research in the following fields: Material Science Project, Diagnostic Assay, Interdisciplinary Project, KAP Survey, Cochrane/ Systematic Review, Animal Research Project, Equipment Analysis, Patent, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Main Dissertation Reviews, Cellular/ Molecular Biology Project, Innovative Techniques, Decision Analysis Review.
The SIMATS has witnessed phenomenal growth in the enrollment of Ph.D., scholars of various disciplines over the years and presently more than 650 scholars are on roll in various disciplines. In the last five years, more than 135 Ph.D scholars have graduated in Medical, Dental, and Management disciplines.
Research projects are evaluated as a part of the Formative Assessment for the Students. In each Subject, Research projects carry a credit of 50 Marks.
SELF EVALUATION AND TRANSPARENCY
Inorder to bring about a transparency in the research evaluation system. The Research credits are given each student based on the Self Assessment form submitted by the student evaluating their research based on the Rubrics provided. This has ensured an unbiased uniform evaluation system,
The students also have the flexibility of transferring extra credits form one subject to another.
CHOICE OF GUIDE
The students can choose a guide of their choice among the faculty from any of the college in our university
CHOICE OF TOPIC
The students also have the liberty of choosing a topic of their choice.
The students are encouraged to pursue research across all disciplines promoting quality interdisciplinary research.
Several workshops are being conducted periodically by DRD to motivate Ph.D scholars on topics such as Biostatistics, Research Ethics, Manuscript and Thesis Writing, Research Article Criterions. Scientific lectures on trending topics of research are being organized for the benefit of Scholars. The scholars were given lectures on topic “HOW TO AVOID PLAGIARISM IN RESEARCH”. The use of PLAGIARISM check Software is also taught to the research scholars of SIMATS
MONITORING OF COMMITTEES
Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC - human)
Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC)
Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC)
SIMATS Research Council
Draft Thesis Committee
MONITORING OF RESEARCH POLICY
The SIMATS – Research policy pertains to research and its related activities and monitored by various committees. The components of the research policy are
1. Policy of SIMATS – Research
2. Policy of SIMATS - Staff research
3. Policy of Research Collaborations
4. Policy of SIMATS – Research Guides
5. Policy of DSc and PhD Scholars
6. Policy of Laboratories and Standard Operating Procedures
7. Policy of Ethics
8. Policy of IPR
9. Policy of Research Publications
The Department of Research and Development (DRD), SIMATS promotes Transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research with state of Art facilities including Animal House, Cell culture facility, and Central Research Laboratory facility with sophisticated equipments such as
RT-PCR, HPLC, Multi Plate Reader, Inverted Microscopy and Spectrofluorimeter.