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Workshop on Research Methodology in Life Sciences concluded at GNDU

Punjab News Express/ SK.Vyas | January 11, 2019 10:33 AM

 AMRITSAR:   "Despite the exponential growth of institutes of higher education across the country over the previous decades, the quality of education in the country leaves much to be desired", said Prof. A.K. Thukral, an eminent academician and  former Director Research of the Guru Nanak Dev University while addressing the participants of the valedictory session of the Workshop on Research Methodology in Life Sciences as the Chief Guest, which concluded in the Faculty Development Centre (UGC-Human Resource Development Centre here today. As many as 45 participants, among them teachers of Life Sciences and budding Research Scholars of the University participated.

Reminiscing about the olden days, he rued that the quality of teachers as well as of the students engaged in the domain of higher education has deteriorated at a fast pace. The participants must attend these courses not only for the furtherance of their academic career but in fact to augment their existing expertise, knowledge, competence, skills in their respective domains, he continued. Exhorting them to make it a virtue out of the necessity, he opined that such courses are primarily intended to upgrade their skills as we often don't keep ourselves abreast with the latest advancements in our respective domains due to the other preoccupations.  The rapid commercialization of education, beginning right from the primary level to the highest level is also one of the major reasons for such a gloomy scenario, he added. All the stakeholders need to get their act together in order to stem this rot of declining quality of education in the country, he concluded.

Dr Manpreet Kaur, Deputy Coordinator of the Workshop apprised the participants with the thrust areas of the Workshops intended to be conducted in the times to come. The participants expressed their sincere gratitude to the organizers for conducting such a fruitful, hassle-free, beneficial Workshop. Earlier the Chief Guest has presented a sapling as a token of respect by Prof. Jatinder Singh, Dr. Mohan Kumar and Dr Manpreet Kaur. In the end, certificates were given away to the successful participants. Dr Mohan Kumar proposed the vote of thanks.

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