Srinagar: Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, inaugurated the two week long “Research Methodology Workshop” for the research scholars in the disciplines of Business Studies, Social Sciences, Media and Legal Studies at Green Campus of the varsity here on Wednesday.
Addressing the participants, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, described research as the backbone of the higher educational institutions and adopting of good research methodology an important component of the quality research. “The universities across the world are not known by infrastructure or the number of programmes they offer, but by the quality of research they produce every year,” Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir remarked. CUK Vice Chancellor further said, that researches of today make the humanity of tomorrow, adding that the outcome of any research should be applicable to the society for its benefit. He underscored stressed the need for adopting interdisciplinary approach and said that there is no fun in simply getting a degree if the research is not used for the benefit of the society. He lauded the Directorate of Research and Development for organising the workshop and advised the research scholars to learn and take benefit from the highly experienced experts who will be delivering lectures during these 14 days.
Speaking on the occasion, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, highlighted the importance of holding such workshops an assured regular conduct of these in future. He said the scholars pursuing research in any subject or field should be very well versed with the tools and techniques used in research methodology in order to produce quality research. “The strict adherence to the ethical values of research are also imperative for producing quality research,” he said. Prof M Afzal Zargar said that research is an important aspect in the teaching learning process and adopting a proper research methodology is imperative for a successful research.
Welcoming the new batch of research scholars, Director Research and Development, Prof. Farooq A Shah, said that for producing quality research, the university has to continuously update and upgrade the skills of the researchers. He further underscored the importance of choosing the research topic with good utility and highlighted the role of supervisor about the same. He also spoke about the importance of research and how a fruitful research should lead to progress at individual, institutional, societal level as well as national level.
Dr. Khalid Wasim Hassan, workshop Coordinator and Asst Prof. Department of Politics and Governance, conducted the proceedings while as Asst Prof. Department of Management Studies, Ms. Insha Farooq proposed the vote of thanks.