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Professor R.K. Uppal's latest book was presented to Dr. Rajesh Mahajan, Principal of D.A.V. College, Abohar

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | March 10, 2024 10:41 PM

ABOHAR: Dr. Uppal observed that information technology (IT) is playing a key role in the development and modernization of banks in India. The information technology was also attaining new peaks every year in our country and all these developments were in conformation with the liberalization and globalization wave.

As a matter of fact, his research fervor and academic zeal primarily focuses upon banking and finance. He heralded a new era of globally competitive Indian banking system. He authored/edited seventy two books and amongst his prominent books Indian Banking in the Globalized World-2013, Information Technology in Banks- A New Gateway for Sucsess-2018, E-Age Banking - A Future Outlook-2018, Banking with Technology- A New Vision 2020, Managing Transformation in Indian Banks Through E-Delivery Channels-2021 have won an array of laurels. Many of his books are serving as text and reference books in many professional programmes being run by Indian colleges and universities.

Through his books, he envisaged the challenges and opportunities regarding the use of e-banking particularly in public sector banks. He was instrumental in suggesting the reforms in banking and financial sector through e-technology. Professor R.K. Uppal's latest book was presented to Dr. Rajesh Mahajan, principal of D.A.V. College, Abohar (Pb.).

The book, E-Service in Banks Customer Perceptions, Level of Awareness and Consumer Protection in E-Age . Under the guidance and leadership of Principal, Dr. Rajesh Mahajan, the Research and Development Cell at DAV College, Abohar, organized an extension lecture. The lecture focused on the preparation and submission of research proposals, securing financial approvals from various funding agencies, and exploring research collaboration and opportunities. The lecture was arranged by Dr. Suresh Sharma, Head, Department of Chemistry ( deputy convener RDC) , Dr. Tarsem Sharma, Dr. Kiran Grover, (Convener RDC) and Dr. Sarika.

The resource person was Professor R.K. Uppal. Dr. Uppal shared his expertise in assisting faculty members and young researchers in formulating research proposals and submitting them to government organizations. He highlighted the common reasons why research proposals and research papers are frequently rejected. Poor Research Design and Methodology, insufficient contribution to the field, inadequate literature review, ineffective data analysis and interpretation, lack of clarity and structure , ethical concerns and research integrity , inadequate discussion and conclusion , failure to follow journal guidelines/ agency guidelines, limited generalization of findings and inadequate revision after peer review are the main reasons for rejection.

Dr. Uppal also emphasized the use of AI tools in the research. Dr. Uppal encouraged young scholars and faculty members to incorporate social values in their research and to use their findings in shaping government policies. The faculty members raised many questions and queries and resource person Dr. Uppal replied satisfactory. To show their appreciation, the faculty members presented a token of love to Professor Uppal.

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