Srinagar: An online research methodology workshop for scholars of Social Science and Education disciplines concluded at the University of Kashmir on Monday.
The week-long workshop was organised by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC).
Prof Mike Thelwall from Woverhampton University, United Kingdom, who was the Chief Guest at the valedictory session, spoke about the new and emerging technologies that can boost the research in Social Sciences and Education. He stressed on international research collaboration to achieve a collective research activity globally. He further spoke about the importance of international collaboration for enhanced resource sharing which in turn can help in fruitful exchange of ideas, research techniques and methods.
Director, UGC HRDC, Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Darzi also spoke about the importance of such courses for scholars of Social Science and Education fields. Supporting the talk of Prof Thelwall, Prof Mushtaq also spoke about the international research collaborations that can significantly increase the visibility of our research at the gloabal level. He thanked the university authorities especially the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar for their continuous support to the Centre. He also thanked the Chief Guest and participants for making the event a success.
Pertinently, Dean Academic Affairs KU Prof Farooq A Masoodi was the Chief Guest at the inaugural function and Prof Preeeti Mahajan from Panjab University was the Guest of Honor. More than 40 participants from within and outside Jammu and Kashmir attended the workshop, where experts from renowned institutions like Delhi University, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Punjab University, JNU, Jamia Milia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University, Centre for Sexuality and Health Research and Policy (C-SHaRP), Tamil Nadu, Central University of Kashmir and SKUAST-K gave their presentations on various dimensions of research.
Dr Aadil Bashir, Course Coordinator gave the overview of the workshop while Dr Sumeer Gul, Coordinator, UGC HRDC moderated the session and also thanked the dignitaries and participants.