SRINAGAR: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mehraj ud Din Mir on Wednesday asked the scholars to submit their detailed research proposals with the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and other funding agencies for receiving the financial support for their research.
“The researchers should apply for grants from the ICSSR and other concerned agencies in order to get financial support for conducting their research,” Prof Mehraj ud Din said while addressing the valediction function of the 10-days training programme on Research Methodology at Nowgam-I academic block of the varsity.
He expressed happiness over the participation of scholars from across the country in the workshop. “The university has established a full-fledged Department of Research and Development (DRD) to ensure that quality research is undertaken in the varsity. The university has also started a programme wherein proposals are sought from the young faculty members to undertake research and in this regard some seed money has also been provided to them for the same,” he said.
He said the university is striving hard to provide quality teaching to the students and undertake research, which would be beneficial for the society at large. “Despite several limitations, the faculty has been able to provide quality teaching to the students and the university has achieved a distinction of conducting examination of students on time despite floods in September 2014,” he said.
CUK VC said the work on the Pre Engineered Buildings of the university at its designated campus at Ganderbal is going on and the varsity would shift its academic activities to the permanent campus in coming months.
Joint Secretary MHRD, Dr S S Sandhu, while addressing the gathering extended full support and cooperation to the Vice-Chancellor in his endeavour to make the university an institution par excellence. “The MHRD will extend every possible support to the Vice-Chancellor in the establishment of the varsity at Ganderbal and making it beautiful academically and research wise,” he said.
Prof Ravi Srivastava on the occasion said such workshops should be conducted more frequently in order to aware the scholars about different research methodologies adopted for conducting of research. He also underscored the need of conducting more subject specific capacity building programmes for teachers and scholars. He also underscored the need of strengthening the base of Social Science research. “The researchers through their papers should be able to contribute towards the policy making at global level,” he added.