Srinagar: Director, Research and Development, Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Prof. Muhammad Aslam Monday said the endeavor of the varsity is to produce quality researchers and research, which would contribute immensely for the overall development of the society.
“The research conducted by the scholars of CUK shall have to be for public consumption and necessarily have to make a difference to the society,” Prof. Muhammad Aslam said while inaugurating the 10-days training programme on Research Methodology in Social Sciences, organised by the Department of Economics and sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) at Nowgam-I academic block of the University.
Former Dean Faculty of Social Sciences University of Kashmir and Former Dean, College Development Council, Professor Dost Mohammad, Director Census, J&K Government, C S Sapru, Dean School of Social Sciences and Head Department of Economics, Prof. G M Bhat, Deans of other Schools, Coordinators of departments, faculty members, research scholars and students were also present on the occasion.
Prof. Aslam asked the participants to extract maximum information and gain knowledge from the experts about research methodologies, through continuous interaction, during the programme.
He asked the scholars to write their thesis and dissertation very carefully and properly. Referring to the e-resources procured by the university Central Library, Prof. Aslam underscored the need for maximum utilization of e-books and e-resources by the scholars.
Director Census, J&K Government, C S Sapru, while speaking on the occasion asked the research scholars to utilize the services of work station established by the census department in University of Kashmir. “Several scholars are utilizing the data compiled by the Census department for their research projects,” he said and assured the participants that a work station, on the pattern of KU would be also established in CUK in near future.
Welcoming the guests, Dean School of Social Sciences and Head Department of Economics, Prof. G M Bhat, spelled out the aims and objectives of holding the programme and said the Department of Economics was starting research programme from this academic session. Prof. Bhat said that budding scholars from different universities of other states are also participating in the programme in order to get sensitized about the methodologies adopted in conducting researches in Social Sciences. He said that research in Social Sciences has changed dramatically. “The research has been quantified and the scholars are now using statistical analysis to complete their project,” he added.