Srinagar: A multidisciplinary workshop on research methodology concluded at the North Campus, University of Kashmir.
The two-day workshop was organised by Research Centre, North Campus, and inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor Prof Nilofer Khan as chief guest, while Dean Academics Prof Farooq Masoodi and Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir were guests of honour at the inaugural session.
Dean Research Prof Irshad A Nawchoo delivered the valedictory speech, discussing in detail the need for carrying out research “which will provide good dividends”.
On the concluding day, Prof Mushtaq A Darzi, Director UGC-HRDC KU delivered a lecture on “Research Methodology Sampling, Designing and Management” and motivated the participants on how to keep pace with new research trends and survive in the present world of research by choosing research problems having social and market relevance.
Professor Mohammad Aslam, Former Dean and Head, School of Languages, Central University of Kashmir, introduced the participants to the basic aspects of research and its various parameters. This session on focused on literature review and finding critical gaps in the research process, as also on how the participants can be equipped with skills that would enable them to undertake their research more effectively. Prof Aslam urged participants to follow a format in citing references and in writing the bibliography.
Earlier on day one, Prof Zafar A Reshi, Department of Botany KU delivered a lecture on ‘How to choose a research methodology best suited for a study?’, discussing various approaches adopted by researchers in their research, especially in sciences.
Prof Fareeda Abdulla Khan, Former Dean and Head, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi, delivered a talk on “Research Methodology: Interpreting Qualitative Approach in Research” and laid emphasis on importance of research in the teaching-learning process.
Prof M Sultan Bhat, Department of Geography & Disaster Management KU, talked about various facets and dimensions of scientific research in the field of social sciences.
Director North Campus Parvez Ahmad delivered the welcome address and thanked the University Administration for its support to academic endeavors of the North Campus.
Dr Qazi Khursheed Ahmad, Workshop Convener, introduced the central theme of the event and said the Centre is working to emerge as an institution of innovation, research and knowledge-sharing.
Dr Ambreen and Sheema Latief delivered vote of thanks at inaugural and valedictory sessions, respectively.