Incubation Center Activities
Being an affiliated college, situated in rural area the college has less scope to carry out the research. The programmes under instruction are conventional to lay emphasis on curriculum rather than on research. But the new trends in higher education give a scope for curiosity of knowing about those recent trends. The affiliated university has integrated student study projects in the curriculum which are prescribed, guided and evaluated by the faculty members. The components of NEP-2020 viz., Community service projects, Industry connects and long-term internships are implemented and they inculcate the research attitude among the students. The college has functional MOUs with various Industries and research organizations for conducting the short term and long-term internship programmes so as to expose the students to practical work and inculcate the scientific temper among them. The college is neither recognized as a research centre nor incubation centre, however, our institution strives to achieve not only academic excellence but also kindle interest in research by organising Field visits by various departments like visit to Krishivigyan Kendra, Biodiversity park, Chenchu museum, Mushroom cultivation unit by the department of Botany, Srisailam forest, Ornamental fisheries units, Wild life sanctuaries by the department of Zoology, Cotton Ginning & Pressing factory, Indi Village Tech solutions, Brick industry, Marble Factory, Historical important places by various departments. Guest lectures are also arranged with eminent scientists like “Awareness on Current research Trends in Chemistry” by Dr.A.Rajasekhar, Scientific researcher from the California University, USA, “Enlightening the young minds towards Chemistry” by Dr. A. Srinivasulu, Scientific Assistant-URSC, Bangalore etc. Wide spread awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) was created among the students and faculty by organising webinars on IPR.
Faculty members are encouraged to attend, present and publish their research papers in national, international seminars, workshops and conferences and also in UGC care list journals. 24 research articles authored by faculty have been published in recognized and UGC approved national and international journals and 20 research papers have been published in proceedings of Seminars, Workshops and Conferences during the last five years.
Our faculty membersnot only motivate our students towards recent scientific research but also encourage the other college students by delivering extension lectures. Training programmes on soft skills, Presentation skills, Body Language and computation methods was conducted to educate the students by inviting APSSDC trainers.
The college organised 3 UGC sponsored national seminars during the academic year 2016-17. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the institution organised one online international workshop, two national webinars and three webinars. The faculty, who have registered for research programmes are given paid leave to carry out their research work. During the last five years one of the faculty members have been conferred with Ph. D degree and 07 faculty members are pursuing Ph.D. One of our faculty members belonging to Telugu department received a research project from IISC Bangaluru of worth Rs:10,000/. A conducive environment is provided for the faculty and students by facilitating an access to e-resources through N-list.