LUCKNOW: In its effort to motivate and recognize the diligent work of researchers, the renowned King George’s Medical University (KGMU) has decided to incentivize research journals by giving a cash prize for quality work.
To facilitate this idea, King George’s Medical University collaborated with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that this agreement was in the interest of the researchers wherein a centre of excellence of biomedical engineering and innovation would be established between two institutes, which would help the students to coordinate with each other.
The recent announcement of rewarding quality research work in monetary terms was made at the medical institute’s annual research showcase programme.
During the programme, the Vice-Chancellor Prof M L B Bhatt stated to TOI that the research work published in journals that will have an impact factor of five will be awarded Rs 5,000 while those published in journals of impact factor 10 will get Rs 10,000.
“The move would encourage healthy competition among faculty besides raising standards of research in the institute,” he added.
Head of Research cell, Prof R K Garg further informed the daily that each faculty member in KGMU published a research paper in a national or international journal in last one year. “At KGMU, 450 teachers at KGMU published 595 research papers” he added.
Besides, funding of over 200 in-house research works KGMU has received an extramural grant of Rs 26 crore.
The event was followed by felicitating and awarding as many as 26 faculty members, including Dr Amita Jain, Dr Rashmi Kumar, Dr R N Srivastava, Dr Ajai Singh and Dr Abhijit Chandra for their exemplary work. The best paper award was bagged by neurologist Dr Imran Rizvi for his work on brain tuberculosis.
“Research decides quality of education in institutes. Students and faculty should strive for higher standards of research besides working in areas that directly benefit people,” Chief guest UP chief secretary Anup Chandra Pandey stated.