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Research Awards organized at MIER College

JAMMU: MIER College of Education organized the Research Awards for the year 2019 for felicitating its faculty members.

Prof. Rajni Dhingra, Dean Research Studies, University of Jammu, was the Chief Guest and Dr. Rekha Koul Dean International, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University, Australia was the Guest of Honour on the occasion.

Dr Arun K Gupta Chairperson MIER and Dr Renu Gupta, Vice Chairperson MIER, presided over the function.

Others present on the occasion were Dr Adit Gupta, Principal MIER College of Education, Prof N.R. Sharma, Dean Academics, Prof H.R. Shan Controller of Examination, Rupa Gupta Joint Director MIER, Dr Mool Raj HoD PG Department, Dr Rohnika Sharma HODU.G. Department along with the faculty and students of the college.

Prof Adit Gupta presented the welcome address and exhorted the faculty members to submit papers in high quality publications to validate their work, and in the wider scheme of things to create novel solutions to complex problems.He further added that the quest for knowledge is the basic principle behind research.

The quality of research work directly translates to the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom, thereby benefiting the students, the society, and the country.

Dr Nishta Rana, Head Centre for Educational Research, presented the research report for the year 2018-2019 during which the faculty published over 40 research papers in national and international Journals, conference proceedings, and book chapter.

The faculty has also presented 52 papers in national and international conferences and attended 20 seminars.The Centre for Educational Research has also received a major ICSSR project with a grant of 7 lakhs and a minor project of 4 lakhs to organize an international conference.

Fourteen Faculty members of the MIER College of Education were presented with Research Awards which included a Citation and cash incentives to the tune of Rs.82000/-.

Prof Rekha Koul in her address asked the faculty to further hone their research skills. She further said that researchers should target top rated international journals to publish their work and should not be afraid of rejection as it is part of the development of a researcher.

Prof Rajni Dhingrafirst of all congratulated the awardees and the institution and hoped that the institute can further build on its research capabilities. She said that giving incentives and recognizing efforts always motivates us to strive for higher achievements in life.

She emphasized that ultimately, ‘publishing research' is important because we all benefit from disseminating important information to the academia at large. Not many institutes have mandatory research goals for individual faculty, and most do not have adequate systems or infrastructure for quality research.

Mementoes were presented to the Chief Guest and Guests of Honour byDr. Arun K Gupta, Chairperson MIER and Dr.Renu Gupta, Vice Chairperson MIER as a token of appreciation.

The function culminated with the vote of thanks which was presented by Dr Nishta Rana, Head Center for Education Research, while the programme was conducted by Dr Bindu Dua, Assistant Professor PG Department.

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