Aligarh: The Capacity Building Programme for Social Science Faculty, organized by the UGC Academic Staff College, Aligarh Muslim University concluded. The programme was organized in collaboration with the Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi. Twenty teachers from Social Science Faculty of Universities and Colleges from four states of India attended the two-week course. Eminent resource persons from AMU, IGNOU, JNU, DU, Chandigarh and CSDS, New Delhi took modules on aspects of research, qualitative and quantitative design, Interview, ethics and politics of research, proposal writing, academic writing and publication process.
Mrs. Sabiha Simi Shah, wife of Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah, Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University gave away certificate of participation to the attending teachers. During her interaction with the teachers, Mrs. Shah said that it was the first of its kind programme organized by the UGC Academic Staff College to train teachers in research methodology.
Prof. A R Kidwai, Director, UGC Academic Staff College, congratulated the faculty members on successfully completing the course.
Course Director, Prof. Asmer Beg said that he expected the beneficiaries to write papers, proposals and books in future. Certificate distribution was facilitated by Co-Director of the Course, Dr. Farhana Kauser of Department of Political Science.
Dr. Suparna Bhattacharjee, Department of Political Science, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya gave feedback on behalf of all the participants. She said that the overall experience of staying at the ASC AMU was a pleasant one and they had made significant progress in learning research methodology during the course.
Earlier, Mr. Johnny Foster, University Music Club, General Education Center presented Ghazals at a music extravaganza.
The Valedictory session was conducted by ASC faculty, Dr. Faiza Abbasi.