Short Term Course on Research Methodology held at GNDU
Teaching fraternity to act as a role model for the society : Prof. Thukral
Amritsar, 11 September: A One-Week Short Term Course on Research Methodology was inaugurated here today at the UGC- Human Resource Development Centre of Guru Nanak Dev University. As many as 47 University and Colleges teachers including budding Research Scholars from various parts of the country are participating.
Prof. A.K. Thukral, former Director Research, Deptt. of Botanical & Environmental Sciences presided over the inaugural session. Prof. Thukral in his inaugural address shed light on the paramount significance of this discipline for all the disciplines. He opined that data collection, its analysis and correct interpretation are vital components for research, regardless of the discipline one is engaged in. Expressing his deep concern over the lack of quality research in the country, he said that India, despite being one of the largest producers of doctorates in the world, the present status of research in the country leaves much to be desired.
Seeking reasons for this dismal scenario, he emphasized that sufficient incentives for the quality research are lacking bitterly in our country. The corporate houses of the country need to rise to the occasion and sponsor quality research in the various domains instead of looking only for the commercial gains, he stressed. Concluding his motivating, inspirational inaugural address, he exhorted the teaching fraternity at large to act as a role model for the society in order to stem the deterioration, creeping in very fast in the various walks of life.
Prof. Kuldeep Kaur, Head, Punjab School of Economics and the Course Coordinator apprised the participants with the thrust area of the Course. Prof. Jatinder Singh, Director, in his welcome address briefed the participants about the history of the Centre, which he said, had carved a niche for itself in the realms of higher education in the country ever since its inception. Earlier the Chief Guest was accorded a welcome by presenting a sapling by Prof. Jatinder Singh, Prof. Kuldeep Kaur and Dr. Mohan Kumar.