Weeklong workshop on research methodology begins at NIT Srinagar

Review of literature vital for research: VC CUK

Srinagar: A weeklong workshop on “Research Methodology” organized by Department of Humanities Social Sciences and Management began on Monday at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar.

The event was presided over by Vice Chancellor Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah, while Director NIT Srinagar Prof. Rakesh Sehgal, Dean Students Welfare, Prof. Abdul Liman and Head HSSM Department Prof. (Dr.) Neyaz Ahmad were Guest of Honor on the occasion.

Prof. M.F. Wani Dean Research & Consultancy, HOD HSSM, Prof. Neyaz Ahmad Sheikh are Chairman of the weeklong workshop. Dr. Jaspeet Kaur, Associate Professor at Pearl Academy and Dr. Neeraj Kaushik, Associate Professor NIT Kurukshetra will be the experts of the workshop.

In his key address, VC CUK, Prof. Shah said that over the past several decades there has been significant change in conducting the research. As compared to the past, now there has been a structural process, programs that tell people how to go for research, he said.

“Our research should be impactful so that it can prove beneficial and bring positive changes in the society. Unfortunately our students have resorted to shortcuts that have impacted quality research,” he said.

Prof. Shah said the first and foremost thing that students should do is to select the area where they have intent to conduct the research. In case students have no idea, then they need to conduct an extensive review of literature,” he said. “I have found in most of the dissertations, people make excessive use of statistical techniques due to which they are unable to interpret their research in a good way,” he said.

Prof. Shah said unfortunately students without understanding their research area; they straightway choose their topic, which is a dangerous trend. “Your research should begin and end with literature review. If the students are writing the last chapter of the research, it is a lifeline for the entire research process,” he said.

On the occasion, Director NIT, Prof. (Dr.), Rakesh Sehgal said research plays a crucial role in advancing our understanding of various phenomena and developing new knowledge in various fields.


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