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PU: Two week Training Programme at ICSSR concluded


Two week Training Programme on “Research Methodology in Social Sciences for Research Scholars /Faculty Members” concluded. The training  programme was organized by the ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, Chandigarh from March 20-30, 2024 which was inaugurated by Prof. Sanjay Kaushik.

The  Programme  was attended by research scholars from  social science disciplines of  Sociology, Economics, Public Administration, Education, Laws, History, Management, Psychology, Social Work, Police Administration, Commerce, Sports Science. Defence Studies, Geography, English, Philosophy from the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Leh Ladakh and Chandigarh. Five foreign scholars also attended the programme.

Professor Upasna Joshi Sethi, Director, ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre welcomed the esteemed guests Professor Kuldeep Agnihotri, Former Vice Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala and Professor K.K.Uppal, Former Professor, University Business School, P.U. Chandigarh/Former Chairman, AICTE Ethical Committee. She gave an overview of the academic schemes and activities of the ICSSR  that support research.  She encouraged the scholars to opt for core research areas and avail the benefit of ICSSR’s  financial schemes. She visualized the future of the nation in budding scholars. 

While delivering the valedictory address Professor Kuldeep Agnihotri expressed that  it is the right time to take the empirical study as it is the need of hour.  He felt that the long back adopted bibliography system need relook as in Indian Context the name of the authors as adopted in international standards changes the meaning of the name of author which perhaps hide the actual author. To understand the Indian society the parameters of the other countries may not be good.  He suggested the scholars to be fair in data collection. He quoted that the concept of ‘SEWA’  is rooted in Indian blood and has shown light to the world to follow the concept of service to humanity. He encouraged the young researchers to know their core strengths  and area of interest. One  has to realize once own uniqueness  and develop courage to chart new courses.  He  suggested to   explore the Indian Knowledge System, which  is like a ‘Capsule’  and needs to be explored/ explained in simple way,. This  will certainly show the way to global community. All the participants received the Certificates for successful completion of the Training Programme.

Prof. K.K. Uppal, felt happy to associate with the budding young scholars. He viewed that the research and methodology are two different aspects and the results depend on the methodology and quality of research questions. He congratulated the scholars that they are lucky to use the present technology which was not ever dreamt of about three decades ago.  He suggested that learning must continue and be adapted each and every one in his / her life.

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