Turbat, October 06, 2021 (PPI-OT):The Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Turbat (UoT), Professor Dr. Jan Muhammad said that “Nations build and grow through extensive research. We can compete with the nations and countries of the world by promoting quality research activities in the university which enable us to become developed and prosperous economically and socially in every field of life. Our youth and faculty members are capable of writing excellent dissertations if they are provided with the best facilities for conducting quality research work. Promoting quality research work at the university is my top priority; therefore a comprehensive research project is being implemented at the university.”
He expressed these views while inaugurating the opening session of two day’s training workshop on “Research Projects’ Design, Execution and Methodology” organized by the Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) at UoT’s Main Campus on 22nd and 23rd September 2021. He appreciated the efforts of Director (ORIC) Dr. Ghulam Jan and his team for organizing different workshops in the university on research and other innovative themes of a contemporary era which could help to drive the attention of UoT’s faculty members and students towards conducting quality research. The faculty members from UoT’s Main Campus and Gwadar Campus attended the workshop.
During welcome speech, expressing his views on objectives of the training workshop Dr. Ghulam Jan said that after awarding research grants to the UoT’s faculty members, the ORIC has taken the initiative to support the faculty members in executing the research projects in an effective and efficient way. He said that it was the second training workshop organized by ORIC under this project. The first workshop was organized at UoT’s Panjgur Campus on 3rd July 2021.
Separate sessions were organized for the participants from both, Faculty of Social Sciences as well as, Faculty of Life and Basic Sciences. The resource person, Dr. Liaqat Ali Channa, an Associate Professor of the English Department at BUITEMS was engaged with the participants from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Dr. Liaqat Ali Channa has done his Masters from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (U.K.), and Ph.D. from University of Georgia, USA. While the resource person Professor Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics at BUITEMS was engaged with the participants from the Faculty of Life and Basic Sciences. Dr. Nazeer Ahmed has done his Ph.D. from the University of Wurzburg, Germany.
The training workshop was comprised of different sessions which covered various themes including Research and Research Cycle, Academic Writing, Project proposals Writing, Science of Publication, the difference between Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Understanding the Mixed Method of Research Work, Learning How to Remain ‘Unbiased’ in the ‘Biased’ Process of Research and Tips for Successful Execution of any Research Project.
At the end of the workshop, sharing their views, the participants said that they found every session of the workshop very informative and knowledge-based. They demanded the university should host more sessions of the same nature in the future.
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