September 29, 2020

KU’s bioresources Dept holds online Workshop in collaboration with Web of Science, USA

Srinagar: Department of Bioresources, University of Kashmir, organized a one-day online workshop (Webinar) in collaboration with web of science USA (Clarivate Analytica) on Monday.

The webinar entitled “Demonstration and understanding the tools/indices of Web of Science: An Opportunity to Learn &Excel” was organised for faculty and research scholars to make use of various platforms and indices of web of science to increase research output and enhance the University/Institutional rankings like NIRF.

Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel A. Romshoo, Dean Research, KU, inaugurated the workshop and in his keynote address he mentioned that the advantages of research extend beyond professional development through detailed research, the researchers develop critical thinking expertise, as well as effective analytical, research and communication skills that are globally sought-after and incredibly beneficial to one and all.

He emphasized the importance of various tools/indices of Web of Science in maximizing the research output and enhancing the ranking of the university by various agencies. He further said that Web of Science and EndNote-9X can be of immense help to our institution when it comes to research excellence.

“It will not only increase the usage but will also boost the research output of our institution which in turn will help in transforming our institution into a centre of excellence,” said Prof Romshoo.

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Mir, Coordinator, Department of Bioresources and organizing secretary welcomed and thanked all the participants for attending the workshop.

Earlier in his welcome address Dr. Manzoor said that, in order to maintain the academic/research activities, it is imperative to look out for ways to be able to contribute to research and to reach out to Faculty, Scholars and Heads of the Departments and Institutions to provide a helping hand and a support through these kinds of workshops.
In this context he emphasized that Department of Bioresources, University of Kashmir under the leadership of our Vice-Chancellor Prof. Talat Ahamd have started online webinar series and Monday’s workshop was fourth in that direction.

He thanked the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Talat Ahamd, Dean Academic Affairs Prof. Akbar Masood and Prof. Shakeel A. Romshoo, Dean Research University of Kashmir who promptly accepted his proposal for the online workshop.

He also thanked the Web of Science team which was represented by Mr. Vishav Sharma, Senior Consultant and Researcher, Web of Science USA. Mrs Preeti Kumari, Sales Head Web of Science India.

Participants including Heads of Departments/Faculty members and Research scholars from various institutions across the country including; University of Kashmir, Central University of Kashmir, SKUAST (K), IUST, Aligarh Muslim university, Cluster University, SKIMS, GMC, BGSBU, NIT, ICSSR (New Delhi) and college professors attended the Webinar.

The technical sessions were led by Mr. Vishav Sharma, Senior Consultant and Researcher, Web of Science. He explained about NIRF ranking, publishing of research in various journals, database publishing, citation index, impact factor, h-index, i10-index. He shed light on referencing, reviewing literature, getting funding sources and collaborators for research. He gave a live demonstration of all the indices/tools of Web of Science (Clarivate Analytica) and answered all the questions by participants.
He also gave a live demonstration of the recently launched tool EndNote9X. The open discussion session prior to the conclusion of the workshop was very much interactive and beneficial for all the participants.
The sessions were highly interactive and the participants were informed and facilitated through different social media platforms about the workshop. The presentations, notes and entire recording of the workshop will also be shared with all the registered participants of the workshop. Besides the certificate of participation will be given to all the registered participants who attended the workshop. Dr. Manzoor A Mir thanked entire staff of Bioresources Department especially organizing and supporting team led by faculty members like Dr. Bashir A. Lone, Dr Nisar A Wani, Dr Haseeb A Shah and research scholar’s.

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