Workshop on empirical research concludes at KU

Srinagar: The weeklong workshop on empirical research for effective policy planning concluded here Sunday.
In a statement, a KU spokesman said that the workshop was organised with an aim to impart training to the students and scholars about the application of empirical research using micro level data of NSSO for effective policy planning.
The spokesman said that the workshop was organised by Department of Economics, KU in collaboration with Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation.
He said that the objective of the workshop was to familiarize students with statistical package-data, to provide a detailed overview of micro level data of NSSO (National Sample Survey organisation) and to impart a rigorous training of extraction and processing of NSSO data.
32 participants from prestigious universities across India participated in the workshop out of which eight were from Kashmir University, the spokesman said.
Several issues including economy, poverty and unemployment were also discussed during the workshop, he said.
Dean Academic Affairs Prof. MA Wani in his address called for the we need to pull down the barriers and interact with different departments and institutions in order to conduct research at a larger level.
“We also have to adopt inter disciplinary approach for data interpretation which will make the research more meaningful,” said Prof MA Wani.
Head, Department of Economics, Prof Effat Yasmin, Director NSSO Regional Office Srinagar, Altaf Hussain Haji, Director Academic Staff College, Prof. GM Sangmi, Dr. Abhey Kumar and other dignitaries also spoke on the occasion.
Later on certificates were distributed amongst the participants of the workshop, the spokesman added.