Orientation Programme for College Teachers on “Research Activities in Science”
March 21 & 22, 2012
School of Biological Sciences
Madurai Kamaraj University
About the Programme
Research is a scientific and systematic search/investigation for correct information on a specific problem and generation of new knowledge.
Research is an academic activity and comprises of defining problems, formulating hypothesis or suggesting solutions, collecting, organising and evaluating data and reaching conclusions. In short, the search for knowledge through objective and systematic method of finding solution to a problem is research. Research can either be applied research or fundamental research.
Applied research aims at finding a solution for an immediate problem facing a society or an industry, whereas fundamental research is mainly concerned with generalisations and with the formulation of a theory.
To be a successful researcher, one's research plan should be systematic, comprehensive and with proper documentation. Also, the research should be of high quality in order to produce knowledge that should go beyond the group participated in the research. Moreover, the results of our study should have suggestion for project implementation. Thus, as researchers, it is imperative to take steps to make their research output to the global community. This can be accomplished by the teacher only when they are exposed to research-led, research oriented and research based training.
The scientific research adds values to teaching and greatly benefits the quality of learning, in turn this will benefit students, academics, Universities and society. To attest this, Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNCST) has planned to organize two days orientation programme on Research Activities in Science for College Teachers. This orientation programme will provide an opportunity to young faculty members who are taking up teaching and research as their career. Also, this programme will teach to manage increasingly demanding research, administrative and teaching obligations to provide good quality higher education to the next generation.
Applications are invited from Assistant and Associate Professors working in research Departments of Government and Government aided colleges affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University. Preference will be given to the candidates actively involved in research The application form can be downloaded from this website www.mkuniversity.org /www.nrcbsmku.org
Application and Selection Procedure
Candidates should submit their filled-in application form to Prof. P. Gunasekaran, Convener, TNSCST sponsored orientation programme on “Research Activities in Science”, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai-625
021 on or before March 15, 2012. Applications should be forwarded by their Head of the Department or Head of the Institution. The candidates will be selected based on their qualification and research interests.
TA/DA and Accommodation
TNSCST will provide TA/DA to the participants as per Madurai Kamaraj University regulations. Participants should produce a certificate stating that they have not been provided with TA/DA by their Institute (Head of the Department / Institute) and the training period shall be considered as 'On Duty' by the participant's parent Institution. Accommodation will be arranged at the faculty guest house in Madurai Kamaraj University campus.
Registration Form: http://www.nrcbsmku.org/docs/TNSCST%20APP.pdf