Gudlavalleru Engineering College (GEC) is committed to develop best quality technical personnel with sound knowledge in basic engineering principles, technical skills, innovative research capabilities and exemplary professional conduct to use technology for the benefit of society with the highest ethical values.
The college is established to impart uninterrupted dissemination of knowledge to top-ranking students from all sections of society.
The college is responsible to cultivate higher values of honesty, integrity, responsibility, mutual respect for persons and property and respect for human rights.
In order to achieve the highest level of academic standards, appropriate guidelines are framed to enforce research ethics among the students, scholars and faculty in the form of GEC ethics policy. Research Ethics Committee is constituted to formulate Ethics Policy for GEC and to initiate corrective action.
Research Ethics Committee:
The Research Ethics Committee comprises the Principal as the chairman, Director R&D as convener and heads of various departments as member.
The GEC research ethics committee is constituted with the following faculty members for a period of 3 years.
|Sl.No||Name of the Member||Details||Designation|
|1||Dr. G.V.S.N.R.V Prasad||Principal||Chairman|
|2||Dr. P Nageswara Reddy||Director, PGCRD||Convener|
|3||Dr. E Venkata Prasad||Coordinator, R&IC, CE||Member|
|4||Dr. B. Mahesh Babu||Coordinator, R&IC, EEE||Member|
|5||Dr. G. Prabhakara Rao||Coordinator, R&IC, ME||Member|
|6||Dr. Ch. Bala Swamy||Coordinator, R&IC, ECE||Member|
|7||Dr. A. Jagadeeswara Rao||Coordinator, R&IC, CSE||Member|
|8||Dr. D. N V S L S Indira||Coordinator, R&IC, IT||Member|
|9||Dr. V. Radha Ramani||Coordinator, R&IC, BSH||Member|
|10||Dr. S Ramesh Babu||Coordinator, R&IC, MBA||Member|
* Research and Innovation Center
Responsibilities of Research Ethics Committee:
• Formulates Research Ethics Policy for Gudlavalleru Engineering College.
• Reports on breaches of research Ethics Policy or non-compliance of ethical practices by the students, faculty and staff to the Principal for taking necessary actions.
• Recommends corrective actions on non-compliance of research ethical practices by the students, faculty and staff
• Suggests amendments to the policy as and when required.
Responsibilities of the Students/Scholars and faculty:
It shall be the responsibility of the students/scholars and faculty to:
(i) Read, understand and be aware of this Ethics Policy and subsequent amendments brought to this Ethics Policy.
(ii) Maintain the dignity of the labour during research.
(iii) Respect the laws of the country, rights of individuals and conduct in a responsible and dignified manner at all times. One must show due respect to people while interacting for academic purposes by way of data collection, and surveys.
(iv) Obtain written consent from individuals and prior approval of Ethics Committee in projects involving any kind of direct measurement of human physiological parameters such as ECG/EMG etc.
(v) Ensure that the rights of an individual will be respected and their property and life will not be put under threat at any circumstances and not to pose a risk or danger to people or the environment.
(vi) To take necessary clearances and permits/licenses must be obtained while handling, storing and disposing of radioactive, toxic or harmful materials.
(vii) Follow ethical practices in publications/thesis/project reports etc. by checking plagiarism and by avoiding self-plagiarism and be cautious to avoid so-called "predatory journals" which publish papers with minimal or no review.
(viii) Carefully avoid data fraud and all unacceptable forms of data manipulation, such as or subtracting data points at will, editing images to produce a false result, creating images artificially and presenting them as data or using the same figure or table to describe different experiments.
(ix) To claim authorship of documents honestly. The list of authors in research papers, reviews, books, monographs or policy documents should not be manipulated to give undue credit to those who have not contributed (“honorary authorship"), or deny credit to those who have contributed sufficiently.
Procedures for Corrective Action:
This Policy is envisaged to employ procedures for dealing with allegations of research misconduct, as well as any other kind of misconduct as described in this document, against its staff and students, as per UGC guidelines.
Penalties for Students:
• Penalties will be given to students according to the decision of the Plagiarism Disciplinary Authority (PDA). The punishments given to students for plagiarism for different levels of severity are given below:
• Level 1 (10%-40%) – the student will not be given any mark or credit and the revised script must be resubmitted within a stipulated time period which does not exceed 6 months.
• Level 2 (40%-60%) – the student will not be given any mark or credit and the revised script is to be resubmitted between 1 year and 18 months.
• Level 3 (above 60%) – the student will not be given any mark or credit and their registration for that course will be cancelled.
• If a student repeats such an act of plagiarism then the punishment will be for the next level to the one previously committed. In cases where the highest level of plagiarisation occurs then the punishment remains the same and the registration will be cancelled.
• If degree or credit has already been obtained and the accused has been proven to have plagiarized content then said degree or credit will be suspended for a stipulated time period.
Penalties for Faculty, Staff or Researcher:
• Penalties for faculty, staff or researcher of Higher Education Institutes will also be given according to the severity of plagiarism.
• Level 1 (10%-40%) – he/she will be asked to withdraw the manuscript submitted for publication and will not be allowed to publish any work for a minimum time period of 1 year.
• Level 2 (40%-60%) – he/she will be asked to withdraw the manuscript submitted for publication and will not be allowed to publish their work for a minimum time period of 2 years. He/she will also be denied any annual increment that they have been receiving, he/she will also not be allowed to act as a supervisor for students or scholars for 2 years.
• Level 3 (above 60%) – he/she will be asked to withdraw the manuscript submitted for publication and will not be allowed to publish any work for a minimum time period of 3 years. He/she will also be denied any annual increment they are receiving for 2 years, he/she will not be allowed to act as a supervisor for students or scholars for a period of 3 years.
• If a person repeats the same act of plagiarisation then he/she will be subject to punishment of the next level from the level which the person was previously punished for. If Level 3 plagiarism is repeated then the person committing it will be dismissed from their job.
• If a person has already attained any benefit or credit before plagiarism was proved then such benefit or credit will be suspended for a time period that is to be decided by the AMP and PDA.