21-Day Refresher Course in Research Methodology and Data Analysis concludes at Panjab University


CHANDIGARH, December 14, 2016: A 21-Day Refresher Course in Research Methodology and Data Analysis concluded at Centre of Advanced Studies (UGC) Department of Geography, Panjab University (PU) here today.
The prestigious conference was organized by Centre of Advanced Studies (UGC) Department of Geography and sponsored by HRDC UGC. The conference started on November 24.
PU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof. Arun Kumar Grover delivered the Valedictory address.
In his address, Prof Grover informed the audience that human thoughts are very important. These thoughts ultimately emerged as different disciplines. However, all of them remain united as human thoughts. He further informed how the unknown is still bigger that known. What we know as divided discipline is a product of questioning capabilities of human mind. He informed the participants about the evolution of educational system across the world in general and India in particular.
He highlighted that the present education system is not very old and the science education with the current vigour started only in the mid-19th century.
At this occasion Professor Gopal Krishan, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography was in the Chair. A book on Researching Geography co-authored by Professor Gopal Krishan & Professor Nina Singh and published by Routledge on Research
Methodology was presented. At this occasion, Prof Gopal Krishan, while addressing the participants, advised for dissemination of knowledge learnt during the course.
In all, 57 participants from 22 disciplines from 7 states participated in the course. Participants shared that it was one of the best organized programmes they have ever attended. The Course Coordinator Professor Krishna Mohan emphasized that
participants learnt different aspects of research methodology including what to do in research and what not to do in research. In all, 43 Technical Sessions were conducted and 44 Resource Persons from different fields interacted and evaluated the
In the end, Chairperson of the Department of Geography Professor Ravinder Kaur proposed a Vote of Thanks.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016