June 23, 2024

Workshop on effective writing underway

TAP | Updated: May 22, 2024

RONO HILLS, May 22: A two-day workshop on ‘Effective Academic Writing’ began at Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) here on Wednesday.

The workshop of the G20-University Connect Hub Initiative was organised by the education department of the central varsity in collaboration with Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi and NETRA Foundation.

RGU vice chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha while addressing the inaugural session, appreciated the efforts made by Prof Kesang Degi for the G-20 University Connect Hub initiative in RGU which is among 53 universities that are currently funded.

Reflecting on the essential elements of the thesis specifically on outcomes of research, he exemplified various types of research in different streams.

The VC also observed that every researcher should be well acquainted with research design in regard to cross-sectional and time-series research. Stating that researchers should know all the dynamics of research, he shared his experience of using punch cards in the research process during his tenure in Africa.

Prof Kushwaha emphasised on the importance of availing the first opportunity and stated that learning to learn is the core element for development.

“The researcher should take time to do research in a better way,” he added.

Recollecting the outcome of G-20 as inclusion of African Union in G-20 in 2023, the VC observed that G-21is a landmark in the history of the nations. He also opined that researchers and educators should have a diploma or degree in journalism and education as well.

The workshop which will conclude on Thursday has six resource persons including Prof J V Madhusudan, Dr Shankar Thappa and Prof C Sivashankar.

More than 150 research scholars and teachers from RGU-affiliated colleges, RGU and from colleges in Assam participated in the workshop.