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Research Ethics Committee (REC)

With the growing focus on research, it is imperative that faculty members at TAPMI adhere to the highest standards on research ethics. The purpose of REC is to advise faculty members on research integrity, best-practices on publications and other aspects related to research ethics. A faculty member needs to take prior approval from REC that include any of the following three cases:

  • Using PDF/Grant from TAPMI
  • TAPMI student, faculty, and staffs are involved as research subject, and
  • Research proposals of students of doctoral program.

Members of the Research Ethics Committee

  1. Professor Raghunath RUDRAN, Dean- Research and Chair
  2. Professor Kavitha RANGANATHAN, Associate Dean- Research, Member
  3. Professor Pradeepta SETHI, Member
  4. Professor Srinivasan TATACHARI, Member
  5. Professor Tathagata GHOSH, Member

Policy Note @ TAPMI on Predatory Journals

Individual faculty researchers at TAPMI have a general responsibility to be wary of not submitting work to predatory journals. Some of the criteria to identify such journals may be those with abnormally high acceptance rate, abnormally speedy processing, journals who spam researchers email inboxes with mails soliciting academic work for early/certain publishing, etc.

TAPMI has adopted Cabell’s Black List as the reference list of predatory journals to be avoided. The link to the list (available internally only) is: (Blacklist)