Faculty devp programme organised at Modi College


DW BUREAU / PATIALA: Internal quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Multani Mal Modi College, Patiala organized Seven-day faculty development programme on the topic of 'Research Methodology'. This programme was focused at various research methodologies, techniques, emerging technological interventions and different perspectives of research. College Principal Dr. Khushvinder Kumar welcomed the expert Speakers, resource persons, faculty members and participants and said that the research fields are in a transformation phase and inter-disciplinary approach is the need of the hour. The keynote address was delivered by Prof. (Dr.) B. S. Ghuman, Former Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala. He congratulated the college for providing such platform for researchers and scientists and discussed the importance of theoretical aspects of the research and how big data and digital technology is reshaping the content and dimensions of social and fundamental sciences. On the second day of the programme Dr. Vikas Deep, USBS, PUP Regional Campus, Talwandi Sabo, Punjabi University, discussed the importance of constructive research environment and formulation of research design. He also elaborated the SPSS, a software package used for cross-sectional data. On the third day of the programme Dr. Balvinder Singh Sooch, Associate professor, Department of Biotechnology, Punjabi university, Patiala discussed about the issues related with "Patents and copyrights (IPR) in the process of authorization and authentication of research. Fourth day started with the discussion on, "Research and Publication Ethics (Plagiarism detection tools)" in which the ethical foundations of research process and the tools and techniques to detect and rule out the plagiarism were discussed by Dr. Gurcharan Singh, Professor, School of Management Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala. In the next session Dr. Sushil Kumar, Assistant Professor, Chitkara University, Solan, demonstrated how to select a research journal for publication, impact factor, citation, h-index factor and other important factors related with research process. On the sixth day Dr. Jeevan Jyoti, Assistant Professor, University of Jammu, discussed about 'Preparation of research Proposal for funding in which she told how a research proposal should be written and presented for funding agencies. She also discussed about framework of a research proposal and its component. On the last day of the programme Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Professor, School of Management Studies, Punjab University, Chandigarh discussed about the various research opportunities available. (editor@dailyworld.in)


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