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Scholars study ways for professional, scientific research

An university in northeast India has launched a 10-day study to help PhD scholars undertake professional research in the field of Social Sciences.

Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) inaugurated ten day Research Methodology Workshop at Azara campus 3-12 April 2016. Some 18 resource persons and 30 plus research scholars from some 20 universities across the country are participating.

The workshop is organised by ADBU School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.

At his keynote speech chief guest of the inaugural programme Prof. V.K. Srivastava, Head, Department of Anthropology, Delhi University underlined the need for “scientific honesty and rigour to be ensured in research undertakings.”

Prof Srivastava bemoaned “the plague of plagiarism” that has surfaced in the recent past dragging very senior and reputed academicians into great embarrassment in academic cricles.

“This workshop is to build upthe competency in theparticipants to understand the meaning and objectives of research in the Social Sciences while introducing various methods, techniques and strategies for research in social sciences, humanities and communication studies,” said Coordinator of the workshop and Head of Dept of Mass Communication Dr Machun Kamei.

“Besides helping the participants understand the basic concepts of quantitative and qualitative data analyses, to interpret and evaluate the same,” Dr Kamei hopes that “participants also learn the mechanics of writing research reportor a research paper, and also understand the mechanics ofpublishing and selecting journals.”

There are 31 participants representing Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow; Central University of Gujarat; Gauhati University, Assam agricultural University, Jorhat; International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur; Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli; Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi VishwaVidyalaya, Wardha; Patna University; North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong; Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati; Nagaland University, Kohima and Sikkim University, Gangtok.

Prof. Mini Bhattacharyya, Head, Department of Anthropology ,Gauhati University isthe ICSSR Workshop Observer:

Dr. Upendra Choudhury, Director, ICSSR, New Delhi will be Guest of honour at the valedictory function on 12 April. He will also be taking sessions on Social Science Funding Opportunities in ICSSR and How to Write a Good Research Proposal (From ICSSR Perspective).


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Former HoD, Dept of Mass Communications at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, C.M. Paul was editor of The Herald weekly in Kolkata and director of Don Bosco International News Agency (ANS) based in Rome. He did MA in Journalism & Mass Communication from FORDHAM University, New York.

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