Research and Innovation, a key to Higher Learning

Indians with their acumen and innovation are capable of developing software with intelligence, B. Ramadoss, Head, Department of Computer Applications, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, said recently.

Inaugurating a seminar on “Research in Computers : Why, What and How?” organised by the Department of Computer Applications at Bharathiar University Coimbatore, he said that though there was an abundance of talent in Indian researchers, most of the time it lay dormant without being exploited.

Urging the participants to take up research in novel areas, he suggested that some of the areas that could be tapped were parallel architectures and compilation techniques, multimedia information systems, computer networks, data mining foundations, soft computing and intelligent systems.

He also exhorted them to present papers at conferences that were organised by national and international computer bodies. C. Swaminathan, Vice – Chancellor of the university said, that it was time that researchers concentrated on formulating new solutions for problems and came out with innovations in technology.

He said that the department would be conducting an international conference on advancements in computer applications in October 2011.

T. Devi, chairperson of the seminar, said that for any research in computers, the research thesis was a key product for which the researchers should give utmost importance.

She elaborated the differences between M.Phil. and Ph.D. research and also brought out the best practices for carrying out research.

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