Workshop on Research Methods begins at MNNIT Allahabad

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Workshop on Research Methods begins at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology in Allahabad

A ten – day research methodology programme for PhD Students in Social Sciences was inaugurated on Tuesday under the aegis of Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology ( MNNIT ), Allahabad.

Sponsored by Indian Council for Social Science and Research ( ICSSR ), the programme was inaugurated by Prof Pradeep Bhargava, director, GB Pant Institute of Social Sciences in the presence of acting director, MNNIT, Prof Dinesh Chandra.

According to course director of the training programme Dr Rajesh Kumar Shastri, only forty students have been shortlisted for participating in the workshop out of the 150 applications.

Prof Peeush Ranjan Agarwal, who was the keynote speaker at the workshop, discussed the role of interdisciplinary study in social sciences research and the ways to provide an interactive platform to the scholars of social sciences.

The course director said the objective of the workshop is to enhance the knowledge and skills of PhD students in field of social sciences and enable them to improve their present research work.

An extensive exposure on diverse issues of social sciences research, sampling methods, hypothesis formulation, tools of data collection, analysis of variance ( ANOVA ) one way and two way classification, and multivariance techniques would be imparted during this training programme.

A brief conceptual understanding of advanced statistical techniques will be the prime focus of the course. Meanwhile, another Short – Term Course on limit state design of steel structures organized under the aegis of Department of Civil Engineering was also inaugurated on 17th October, 2013 by the director Prof P Chakraborty.

The co – ordinator, Prof S K Duggal informed that the objective of the short – term course is to introduce the concepts behind the Limit State Design ( LSD ) Philosophy to the course instructors, students and practicing engineers as the new steel design code IS 800:2007 is based on LSD.

The course content covers topics such as design philosophy, buckling flexure and others. Apart from this, an introduction to ‘Tekla Structures’, a software used by engineers, fabricators and contractors to model, detail, fabricate and build steel structures will also be given. Various eminent experts in the area from IITs, NITs and other universities will be speaking during the course.