7-day Jammu University Udhampur Campus workshop concludes

UDHAMPUR: The seven-day workshop on ‘Scale Development and Validation', organized by the Udhampur Campus, University of Jammu concluded here today.

Prof. R.D. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu and Prof. Desh Bandhu Gupta Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu were the chief guests in the valedictory function while Saurabh Aggarwal associated with IBM SPSS and faculty of HBTI Kanpur was the guest of honour.

Congratulating the Udhampur Campus for organising the workshop, the Vice Chancellor said that research is nothing but a common sense and the need is just to apply it.

Prof Sharma said that research must be of high quality in order to produce results that can be applied in real life and for that developing a valid scale is very essential. The most important advice which he gave is to publish your research work before it perishes.

Prof. Desh Bandhu Gupta encouraged the faculty members for organizing such programmes that would help in the growth and development of scholars as well as faculty members. He suggested to the participants that whatever has been learnt in the workshop must be applied immediately in the research work to become master of it.

Saurabh Aggarwal, associated with IBM SPSS and faculty of HBTI Kanpur, one of the resource persons also spoke on the occasion who advised to make use of only one software instead of multiple softwares and be proficient in that one.

In her welcome address, Prof. Hardeep Chahal, Rector Udhmapur Campus, University of Jammu welcomed the chief guests and all the participants and briefly explained the proceedings of the seven day workshop. She also appreciated their efforts of practically applying the statistical techniques in the entire workshop.

Dr. Neetu Kumari, Lecturer, Department of Commerce, Udhampur Campus elaborated upon the conduct of the programme by presenting a detailed report where in it was informed that in all 25 sessions were conducted spread over these 7 days.

Shankar M. M, Dr. Hamendera Dangi and Saurabh Aggarwal were the key resource persons for the workshop. In all there were 38 participants from different universities, departments and affiliated colleges.

Dr. Jeevan Jyoti, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, University of Jammu discussed the results of pilot study on brand image and brand outcome of University of Jammu especially conducted for creating raw data set for the workshop. She also shared the preliminary output in detail in terms of scale development and validation.

Also some of the participants discussed the key intakes of the workshop in terms of not only academic learning but collaboration as well.

The valedictory session was concluded by Jhanvi Khanna, Lecturer, Department of Economics, Udhampur Campus who conducted the proceedings of the valedictory session.


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