GUWAHATI, April 4 - A 10-day �Research Methodology Workshop� got under way at the Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), Azara near here, on Sunday.
Around 18 resource persons and over 30 research scholars from 20-odd universities across the country are participating in it. The objective of the workshop is to help PhD scholars undertake professional research in the field of social sciences. The workshop is organised by the ADBU School of Humanities and Social Sciences and sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.
In his keynote speech, chief guest of the inaugural programme, Prof VK Srivastava, Head, Department of Anthropology, Delhi University, underlined the need for �scientific honesty and rigour to be ensured in research undertakings.� He bemoaned �the plague of plagiarism� that has surfaced in the recent past causing great embarrassment to academicians.
�This workshop is to build up the competence in the participants to understand the meaning and objectives of research in the social sciences,� said the coordinator of the workshop and Head of Dept of Mass Communication, Dr Machun Kamei.
There are 31 participants representing Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow; Central University, Gujarat; Gauhati University, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat; International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur; Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli; Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha; Patna University; North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong; Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati; Nagaland University, Kohima, and Sikkim University, Gangtok.