As an Autonomous institution of higher education, Maris Stella College is inspired by a vision of excellence by contributing to organization and society through research. An institution progresses when creation, diffusion and extension of knowledge is considered as a mission.

Objectives:

•To promote research, innovation and intellectual capital
• To ensure integrity, quality and ethics in research
• To integrate teaching and research through translational and instructional research
• To incentivize the generation of intellectual capital.

The faculty gains knowledge and skills by active research carried out in their field of specialization and by disseminating the information to learners. The updates keep the inquiry based approach alive in both teachers and learners. The application of gained knowledge for helping society is the real outcome/success of any research. Research activity bestows peer recognition nationally and internationally for the faculty and they feel intellectually alive in an active research environment. The research policy of the institution was framed in 2006 when Acharya Nagarjuna University awarded guide ship to two of our faculty members and granted the Research Centres in English and Economics. The highlights of the policy -

 The institution shall take up Infrastructural enhancement in terms of books, E Resources, Lab equipment and procurements for computational and other facilities.
 College encourages faculty to take up research by providing incentives, sanctioning leave if research work demands survey or field work, granting OD and permission. Rs.5000 at the time of registration, submission and Rs.3000 per month after award of Ph.D. given as an increment for the Un-aided staff.
 Management encourages faculty to take up Ph.D. or M.Phil. on FIP basis or to take up part-time research.
 Access to research journals and E resources to be arranged by Library and information centre.
 Faculty is encouraged and guided to participate in and organize conferences/seminars to become a part of the community of scholars at national and international level.
 Research Cell encourages students to take up Mini and Major projects to gain extra credits.
 Research centre provides latest updates on conferences, hands on workshops, guidelines for writing research proposals, conferences available at local, national, and International level and funding opportunities.
 The institution encourages to take up socially relevant research and identifying and focusing on thrust areas based on the expertise available in the institution.

Consultancy Policy

Maris Stella College aims to be an entrepreneurial organization by providing consultancy services to other organisations. The College recognises the consultancy carried out by the faculty as a core and valuable part of its function as an Autonomous institution and also as part of the ‘Knowledge Transfer’ in developing mutually beneficial relationships with commercial, public and other organisations. Therefore, the College has established its Consultancy Policy to support all staff in the delivery of approved consultancy. This policy is projected to provide a clear framework for faculty who wish to take up consultancy, either through College or in personal capacity. Consultancy includes the work extended by a faculty member of the college in their field of expertise for external clients, for which payment is usually made. The faculty members should take prior approval from the Head of the Institution to extend consultancy work and maintain the proper record in this regard. Personal Consultancy must be undertaken outside normal working hours of the college and should not hamper the regular teaching in the College. Some of the Consultancy services are mentioned below:

The College reserves the right to impose rejection on any consultancy proposed by the faculty. Any income generated from consultancy, approved by the college, may be used to develop the academic/research facilities in the concerned department.