Workshop on ‘Writing Research Proposal for Funding’ inaugurated at JU

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Two day research workshop on “Writing Research Proposal for Funding” was inaugurated at the University of Jammu today. The workshop has been organized by the Faculty of Science, University of Jammu in collaboration with J&K State Technology and Innovation Council, Department of Science & Technology, J&K Govt.
Prof. Poonam Dhawan, Dean Academic Affair was the chief guest of the function, who expressed her delight on the organization of this workshop and hoped that the participants will get the much needed input for framing quality research proposals. Prof. Dhawan said that younger faculty and scholars are full of new ideas and hence should come up with innovative research ideas.
Prof. Jigar Mohd. Dean Research Studies in his address laid emphasis on the need of conducting innovative but relevant researches. Young faculty members need to keep themselves motivated by being involved in some kind of research activities, said Prof. Jigar Mohd. Granting agencies are ready to fund proposals of good quality.
Earlier in her welcome address, Prof. Rajni Dhingra, Dean, Faculty of Science and Convenor of the workshop emphasized on the relevance of the programme. She laid emphasis that all scientific knowledge needs regular updating and research projects are a significant way of improving the quality of research. Funded research is the most desirable form of research required by the faculty members especially, said Prof. Dhingra. She informed that there are 63 participants registered for the workshop coming from Jammu University, University offsite campuses, Central University, IGNOU, Govt. Medical College etc.
Three technical sessions were organized on the first day of the workshop. Prof. Rajnikant, Department of Physics, University of Jammu carried out the first technical session. He talked about basics of research, parameters of quality research, identifying research topics, & framing research objectives. He threw light on the various funding agencies such as DST, CSIR EMR grant, Department of Atomics Energy through Board of Research in Nuclear Science, DRDO Department of Electronics & information Technology, Department of Bio-Technology Indian council for Agriculture Research. Prof. Kamal K. Kapoor, Department of Chemistry, University of Jammu deliberated on Academic-Industry interface and on importance of patenting. Prof. ManojDhar, Director, School of Bio-technology talked about ethics in research and components of research proposal. The fourth session was a “write shop” where the participants were divided into small groups and prepared research proposals. The proposals will be evaluated by experts in the next day’s session. The write shop was monitored by Prof. Rajni Dhingra, Convener and Dr. Sarika Manhas, organizing secretary.

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