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Capacity building on research excellence in higher education culminates

Nagaland News

Dimapur, May 21: The valedictory programme of a 2-week capacity building programme for young higher education faculty members in Social Sciences on “Academic and research excellence in higher education” (May 7 to 18), sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (Ministry of Education, Government of India), New Delhi was held on the last day of the programme at the Ladies Common Room (LCR), NU, Kohima Campus; where Prof. VP Joshith, Department of Education, Central University of Kerala was one of the many resource persons and the chief guest.
Dr. Boyillapalli Venkata Rao, ICSSR- CBP co-course director, in his report, expounded the purpose and objective of the 2-week CBP. He mentioned that the committee followed all ICSSR norms regarding topics covered on research and academic excellence. There were 29 participants from 10 different social science disciplines and 36 sessions by 22 resource persons from around the country all held in line with ICSSR regulations, receiving extensive feedback from the participants. The major outcomes of the CBP were data analysis in social science research by using IBM-SPSS-AMOS, SEM through Smart PLS and knowledge of patents and copyrights, etc.
The chief guest, Prof. VP Joshith, expressed his close connection with the Department of Education and Teacher Education of Nagaland University, Kohima campus. He encouraged the participants towards active participation and interaction throughout the sessions, saying that learning should be fun and as educators, they have displayed enthusiasm in academic discourse.
Meanwhile the Department of Sociology, Nagaland University is organising ICSSR-sponsored 10-day Research Methodology Course in Social Sciences from May 21 to 31. The inaugural programme was held in the conference hall, Department of Sociology, NU, Lumami Campus, chaired by Prof. Toshimenla Jamir.
In his introductory remarks, Prof. Athungo Ovung, Course Director & Head, stressed the importance of research methodology as a fundamental aspect of research inquiry. He hoped that this course would help the participants get acquainted with the latest tools and techniques of social science research. He further stated that eminent researchers from across the country will deliver lectures as resource persons.
The program was graced by the Vice-Chancellor of Nagaland University, Prof. Jagadish K Patnaik, as the guest of honour. In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor deliberated on the history and development of research methods in social sciences in India. He emphasised the need for the indigenisation of research methods for a better understanding of local social problems. He encouraged the participants to apply originality and contextualise the research methods to the Indian scenario. He advised all the participants to actively engage in the course to improve their research skills. (Page News Service)