JAMMU, Oct 21: The one week workshop on “Research Methodology and Open Source Softwares”, concluded here in the Department of Computer Science & IT, University of Jammu.
In valedictory function of the workshop, which was organized in collaboration with HRD Centre, University of Jammu, Prof. Rajnikant, Director, Directorate of Distance Education, was the chief guest. In his address, he emphasized that Research is multidisciplinary arena and explained how different disciplines can come together at one platform for discussing different innovations in their own fields.
A total of 35 participants from various universities, especially from the northern belt, were the part of this one week workshop. Prof R S Patel and Prof G S Patel from Gujarat University, Dr J N Balia from Central University of Jammu and Dr Sikandar from Department of Botany, University of Jammu, were the resource persons on the first three days of workshop wherein the topics were mostly oriented on research methods, plagiarism, data sampling, grounded theory and parameters of quality research.
The last three days of workshop were mainly focused on open source softwares and SPSS where Dr Rajeev, R R Program Head, e-governance and development, ICFOSS (International Centre for Free and Open Source Software), Trivandrum and Dr Sunil Kumar, Department of Commerce, University of Jammu, were the key resource persons.
Prof Lalit Sen Sharma, Head, Department of Computer Science & IT and Course Coordinator appreciated the cooperation extended by the HRD Centre, participants, resource persons, faculty and other staff members of the department for the smooth conduct of the workshop.
Prof Rahul Gupta, Director, HRDC, University of Jammu, acknowledged the participants for their enthusiasm and active participation during the entire workshop. He encouraged all of them to give their feedback and suggestions for the conduct of future workshops.
A formal vote of thanks was presented by Hiteshwari Sharma.