Fostering Innovation and Excellence in Research


To create a research culture among faculty members and students, thereby nurturing innovation in Research and Development, Consultancy, Quality Publications, Patents, and Entrepreneurial skills.

M1: Promote research in emerging areas of Science and Technology, including multidisciplinary fields, fostering innovative solutions and advancements.

M2: Enhance the volume and quality of publications in refereed journals to establish a strong academic presence and contribute to global knowledge.

M3: Collaborate with other academic and research institutions to strengthen the education and research ecosystem, facilitating shared learning and innovation.

M4: Encourage the patenting of innovative ideas to protect intellectual property and promote the commercialization of research findings.

M5: Inculcate entrepreneurial skills among students and faculty to drive innovation and create successful ventures based on research outcomes.

Research Objectives / Goals

 Promote Research in Frontier Areas

Promote Research in Frontier Areas

Actively promote research activities in the frontier areas of science and technology to stay at the cutting edge of innovation and discovery.

 Enhance Research Output

Enhance Research Output

Increase the number of research papers published in referred journals and presented at reputed conferences.

 Organize Workshops and Seminars

Organize Workshops and Seminars

Organize various workshops, seminars, and training sessions related to the promotion of research, providing a platform for knowledge exchange and skill development.

 Foster Collaborations

Foster Collaborations

Promote collaboration between the institute, R&D organizations, and industry to foster an environment of shared innovation and practical application of research.

Research Facilities and Support

The research policy of BEC aims to foster a vibrant research culture, promote excellence in research, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge. The policy establishes guidelines and principles for conducting ethical and high-quality research, facilitating collaboration, and ensuring the responsible dissemination and utilization of research outputs.

1. Research Governance and Support

1.1. Research Management Structure

The BEC Centre for Research is responsible for overseeing research activities, coordinating funding opportunities, and providing administrative support to researchers. The Centre for Research will work in collaboration with all departments and committees to ensure effective research governance.

1.2. Research Infrastructure and Resources

BEC will strive to provide state-of-the-art research infrastructure, equipment, and facilities necessary to conduct cutting-edge research.

2. Research Ethics and Integrity

2.1. Ethical Conduct

Researchers at BEC are expected to uphold the highest ethical standards in their research activities. Compliance with relevant national and international ethical guidelines and regulations is mandatory.

2.2. Publication Ethics

Researchers are expected to adhere to the highest standards of publication ethics, including the appropriate acknowledgment of contributions, avoidance of duplicate publication, and proper citation practices. Plagiarism and any form of academic misconduct in publishing will be considered a serious breach of research ethics.

2.3. Research Misconduct

BEC will not tolerate research misconduct, including plagiarism, fabrication or falsification of data, or any other form of unethical behavior.

3. Research Collaboration and Partnerships

3.1. Collaboration Opportunities

BEC actively promotes research collaboration among its faculty members, as well as with external partners from academia, industry, and the community. Researchers will be encouraged to seek interdisciplinary collaborations and leverage external expertise to address complex research challenges.

3.2. Funding Proposal

BEC encourages and inspires faculty members to actively pursue research projects from esteemed national funding agencies such as SERB, DBT, DST, ICSSR, UGC, and similar institutions.

4. Intellectual Property and Commercialization

4.1. Intellectual Property Ownership

Researchers at BEC retain the intellectual property rights to their research outputs, subject to applicable laws and contractual obligations. The institution recognizes the importance of protecting researchers’ intellectual property and will support their efforts to secure patents, copyrights, or other forms of protection.

4.2. Technology Transfer

BEC encourages the commercialization and transfer of research outcomes to benefit society. Researchers will be supported in exploring potential commercialization opportunities, establishing spin-off companies, and collaborating with industry partners for knowledge exchange and technology transfer.


  • Faculty members and students of BEC are expected to engage in research that leads to high-quality publications.
  • Faculty members of BEC are motivated to get financial support from various funding agencies.
  • Research excellence is one of the criteria for faculty member promotion, and it will be evaluated alongside other factors.
  • Incentives will be provided annually as per BEC-HR policy for the following research outcomes:
    • Paper publications in SCI / SCIE journals and in reputed conferences
    • Book / book chapter publications indexed in Scopus / WoS
    • Patents published and / or granted
    • Research grants secured and consultancy works
  • TA/DA for faculty members attending Conference / Workshop / Seminar will be provided as per the BEC HR Policy.
  • Financial assistance to the faculty members shall be provided for presenting paper in National/International conferences as per BEC HR Policy.

BEC expects stakeholders, including students, faculty members, industry partners, and governing bodies, to adhere to this Research Policy. By adopting these guidelines, the college aims to create a flourishing environment of research that benefits the Institution and the Society.

Note: This policy undergoes regular review and updates to ensure its effectiveness aligns with evolving research needs and academic objectives.

Eligibility Terms and Conditions For Publication Incentives

  • Publications over and above the yearly target for BEC appraisal / NIRF will be considered for incentive scheme.
  • Incentives are applicable only for papers published in Web of Science / Scopus indexed journals. Papers published in special issues of any journals will not be considered for incentive scheme under any circumstances.
  • Only regular faculty members of BEC who are on the rolls can claim the incentive.
  • Incentives are with effect from 1st June 2023 to 31th May 2024.
  • All the publications included for incentives should be with BEC affiliation only.
  • Faculty member of BEC must be within the first five author positions in any publication shown for incentive scheme.
  • If the faculty member has carried out research or published paper in collaboration with the faculty from other Institute/Lab or University, they can claim the cash incentives.
  • The policy can be withdrawn any time with or without any formal notice. BEC reserves the right to modify or bring in any amendments to this policy in whole or in part at any point of time – with or without notice.
  • Incentives cannot be claimed by the faculty members who have relieved from BEC or are in the notice period.
  • If the details provided by the awardee are found to be incomplete or incorrect, the entire incentive amount has to be paid back immediately.
  • Any Research Award/Grant/Cash Incentive cannot be claimed as a right.
  • Decision by the Director, Principal, and CEO will be final.

i) Web of Science (SCI / ESCI / SCIE / SSCI / AHCI)

S.No Author Position Incentives (Rs.)
Impact Factor between 3 and 5 Impact Factor between 2 and 2.99 Impact Factor <2
1 First / Corresponding author 15,000 10,000 6,000
2 Second Author 10,000 7,500 5,000
3 Third Author 7,500 5,000 4,000
4 Fourth/Fifth Author 5,000 3,000 2,000

ii) Scopus

S.No Author Position Incentives (Rs.)
Journal Conference Proceedings
1 First / Corresponding author 5,000 3,000
2 Any Other author 3,000 1,500
  • For every paper published in a journal with more than 5-impact factor, the first and corresponding author will get an additional incentive of Rs. 5,000/- each (Web of Science).
  • For technical papers published with National collaboration (premier institutions like IITs, IISc, NITs and other academic institutions with an NIRF ranking of less than or equal to 100) an additional incentive of Rs. 3,000/- for the first author will be given.
  • For papers with international collaboration (Top 300 QS ranked University / Institutions / Industry / Research organizations) – An additional incentive of Rs. 5,000/- for the first author and Rs. 3,000/- for the second author will be given.

Incentives for Book / Book chapter Publications

Incentives for authoring books / book chapters is applicable for the authors from BEC only. In case of multiple BEC authors, incentive will be given to the first BEC author in order as per the author list.

S. No. Norms Incentives in Rs.
1 Text/ Reference/ Hand / research-based books with not less than 30 pages published by an international publisher like Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis and IEEE with an established peer review System and a valid ISBN. 15,000/-
2 Text/ Reference/ Hand / research-based books with not less than 30 pages published by an international publisher (other than the above publishers) with an established peer review System and a valid ISBN. 10,000/-
3 Chapters in Edited books with a valid ISBN published by any international publishers 5,000/-

Note: Incentive for Journal/Book publications is limited to Rs. 30,000.

Incentives for Patents

Any patent filed by the faculty member of BEC shall file with Builders Engineering College as first applicant.

  • The maintenance fee of Rs. 76,000/- will be given for granted Indian Patent.
  • An incentive of maximum of Rs. 7,000/ for the first inventor of granted Indian Patent and a maximum of Rs. 2,000/- each will be given for the for second, third and fourth inventors (should be the faculty members of BEC).
  • An incentive of Rs. 4,000/- will be given to the first inventor (should be the faculty members of BEC) of granted Australian utility patent.
  • If a patent is published an incentive of Rs. 2,000 will be given to the first author and a maximum Rs. 1,000 each will be given to the second, third, fourth and fifth author.

Incentives for Research Grants

All the faculty members are encouraged to prepare and submit research proposals to funding agencies seeking funds to carry out research work. The research proposal will be scrutinized by the Research committee of the Institution and it will provide necessary guidance for modification if any in the proposal.

Incentives for Research Grants

S. No. Category Name Percentage of Share
1 Funded Research Projects from Govt. organizations, R & D Organizations, Industry, University and approved non – Govt. organizations. Principal Investigator (PI) 5 % of the received Fund after receiving the fund from Government funding agencies or international bodies.
Co – Investigator (Co-PI) 2.5 % of the received Fund after receiving the fund from Government funding agencies or international bodies.
2 Funded seminar/conference/workshop/students project Grant from Govt. organization, R&D organizations, Industry, University, and approved Non-Govt. Organization (For a minimum grant of Rs. 50, 000/-) Convener/ coordinator and Department 5 % of the seminar Grant

BEC recognizes the importance of industry collaborations in fostering research and developing a qualified workforce. The collaboration between the college and industries benefits both parties. The industry gains access to skilled workers with practical training and specialized expertise, while the institute has the opportunity to work on relevant technologies and real-world problems. Additionally, such collaborations often facilitate career transitions between academia and industry.

In line with this commitment, BEC has established the following guidelines to promote and facilitate industry collaborations:

  • Industrial Visits: BEC shall arrange industrial visits for students every year. These visits provide students with firsthand exposure to industry practices, processes, and technologies.
  • Faculty Internships: BEC encourages faculty members to undertake one-week internships in industries every year. This experience helps faculty stay updated with industry trends and practices, enhancing the quality of education they provide.
  • Student Internships: BEC guides students to undergo a one-month internship during their course of study. This internship enables students to apply their theoretical knowledge in practical settings, gain industry experience, and develop essential skills.
  • Faculty Involvement in R&D: BEC motivates faculty members to participate in industry research and development (R&D) teams. This involvement facilitates collaboration on research projects, fosters innovation, and strengthens the link between academia and industry.
  • Industry Representation: Industry experts are invited to serve as members of the Board of Studies and Governing Council at BEC. Their valuable insights and expertise contribute to the development and enhancement of the college’s curriculum and policies.
  • Practical Knowledge Dissemination: BEC promotes the inclusion of industry experts in the delivery of education. These experts may handle specific one-credit courses, contribute to relevant subjects, or provide guidance in laboratory sessions. This approach ensures students receive practical knowledge aligned with industry requirements.
  • Industry-Based Project Work: Final-year students at BEC are facilitated in conducting their project work in collaboration with industries. This opportunity allows students to work on real-world challenges, gain exposure to industry practices, and develop problem- solving skills.
  • Start-ups and Centers of Excellence: BEC plans to support and encourage the establishment of start-ups and sponsored centres of excellence in all departments. This initiative fosters entrepreneurship, innovation, and industry-relevant research within the college.

BEC expects stakeholders, including students, faculty members, industry partners, and governing bodies, to adhere to this Industry Collaboration Policy (IC Policy). By embracing these guidelines, the college aims to create a thriving ecosystem of industry collaborations that benefit both the academic community and the industries it serves.

Policy Name.: Research Policy No.: RIC_P2
With effect From.: 15.06.2023 Last revised on.: Revision no.:
Responsible person   DIRECTOR / RIC Contact Info  Phone No.:9842720572
Email Id:
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Staff Public   Vendor

Research Ethics Policy

As per Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines.

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Ethics Committee:

S.No. Name Profession Responsibilities
1 Dr. C. Thangamani Assistant Professor, Department of Vegetable Science, Horticultural College and Research Institute -TNAU, Coimbatore Invitee
2 Dr. V. Ramaswamy Veterinay College and Research Institute (VCIR) Namakkal Invitee
3 Dr. Velusamy Medical Practitioner Nathakadaiyur Invitee
4 Mr. Utchimuthu M.E. Environmental Engineering Builders Engineering College Member
5 Dr. G. Ramasamy Retired Professor (IIT Roorkee) distinguished Professor Builders Engineering College Member
6 Dr. G. Suresh Principal Kangeyam Institute of Commerce Ex. Officio

The Research Committee is constituted to serve the interests of the faculty members and students community in competitive world.

The Composition of the Research Committee is as follows:

S.No. Name of the Faculty Designation & Department Responsibilities
1 Dr. S. Ramkumar Principal Chairman
2 Dr. C. Venkatesh CEO Special Invitee
3 Dr.P.Thangaraj Director/ RIC Convenor
4 Dr. S.  Selvi HoD/AI&DS Member
5 Dr. P.  Vishnu Raja Professor/AI&DS Member
6 Dr. K. E. Viswanathan HoD/CIVIL Member
7 Dr S Srividhya Assistant Professor/CIVIL Member
8 Dr S.D.Prabu Ragavendiran HoD/CSE Member
9 Dr. D. Maya Professor/CSE Member
10 Dr. S. Kumar HoD/ECE Member
11 Prof. V. Manimala Professor/ECE Member
12 Dr. S. Saravanan HoD/EEE Member
13 Dr. P. Nammalvar Professor/EEE Member
14 Dr. P. Somasundaram HoD/MECH Member
15 Dr. N. Sathishkumar Professor/MECH Member
16 Dr. C. Karthikeyan HoD/S&H Member
17 Dr. T. Prakash Associate Professor/S&H Member
18 Dr. S.Ravishankar, HoD/MBA Member
19 Dr. V. Paramasivam, Professor/MBA Member

S.No. Name of the Faculty Designation & Department Responsibilities
1 Dr. S. Ramkumar Principal Chairman
2 Dr. C. Venkatesh CEO Special Invitee
3 Dr.P.Thangaraj Director/ RIC Convener
4 Dr.S.D.Sudarsan Executive Director at C-DAC Bengaluru member
5 Dr.G.J.Samasthanam Former Adviser DST, New Deli member
6 Dr.V.N.Mavi Former principal research scientist F C-MET Dept. Of IT &Elegits Govt .of India Hyderabad member
7 Dr.Dandu Redha Prasada Raju Farmer Scientist ,DST , Govt of India R&D Advisor IIT Madras member
8 Dr.Deepak garg Director Leading India ,AI, Professor and Chair Computer Science & Engineering, Director NVIDEA ,Bennett Research Center For AI member
9 Dr.Ram prabhu Scientist, DRDO, Bengaluru member

  • In order to promote academic integrity and prevention of plagiarism this institution maintains strict policy with regard to the research work carried out by the faculty members and students.
  • These regulations are put in force in compliance with the vision and mission of the Institution and the Anna University regulation notified from time to time.
  • This institution mandates the regulations for assessment of academic and research work done leading to the partial fulfillment for the award of degrees at Masters and Research level, by a student or a faculty member or a researcher or a staff, in the form of thesis, dissertation and publication of research papers, chapters in books, full-fledged books and any other similar work, reflects the extent to which elements of academic integrity and originality are observed.
  • These regulations shall apply to the students, faculty members, researchers and staff of this Institution.
  • This institution uses Anna University prescribed Plagiarism software to ensure that documents submitted by students, faculty members and staff are free of plagiarism. This Anti Plagiarism software is accessible to all engaged in research work including student, faculty members, researcher and staff.
  • Every student submitting a thesis, dissertation, or any other such documents shall submit an undertaking indicating that the document has been prepared by him or her and that the document is his/her original work and free of any plagiarism.
  • Every faculty member submitting a research paper, chapters in books, full-fledged books and any other similar documents shall submit an undertaking indicating that the document has been prepared by him or her and that the document is his/her original work and free of any plagiarism.
  • The anti-plagiarism software facility is extended to the students and faculty members of BEC involved in research work leading to submission of M.E/M.Tech/PhD thesis and/or submission of research paper for publication in journal/conference.
  • The applicant is required to submit the document to the designated authority through proper channel for anti-plagiarism check. Subsequent to processing of the document by the anti-plagiarism software, the generated summary and detailed report is sent to the applicant through email.
Similarity checks for exclusion from Plagiarism:

The similarity check for plagiarism excludes the following:

  • All quoted work reproduced with all necessary permission and/or attribution.
  • All references, bibliography, table of content, preface and acknowledgements.
  • All generic terms, laws, standard symbols and standards equations.

The mechanism established and prescribed in the above code is to enhance the awareness about responsible conduct of research and academic activities, to promote academic integrity and to prevent plagiarism.