Workshop on Methods of Research and Proposal Writing on Culture and Development Issues of Northeast India at VKICVivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati organised a four-day workshop on Methods of Research and Proposal Writing on Culture and Development Issues of Northeast India from 1-4 February 2012. The workshop module aimed to fill the gaps in methods of research, develop research capacity of participants as well as concretise study concepts and proposals to a deliverable research output
The participants were from varied disciplines of Social Sciences from different universities of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. Each made a presentation on their topic of research on which the Resource Persons- Prof. Priyam Goswami, Prof. Shiela Borah, Dr. Kalyan Das, Dr. Sukanya Sharma and Asst. Prof. Bosanta Kumar Borah gave valuable inputs. The Resource persons also spoke on different aspects of research and proposal writing such as conceptualising of research issues, sources, review of literature & reference writing, research design, sampling and sources of data, etc.
Former Vice-Chancellor, Arunachal University and Member, Research Advisory Council of VKIC, Prof. A.C. Bhagabati, delivered a special lecture on Historical, Anthropological and Folklore Dimensions of Identity and Inter-community Relations: Snippets from the Hills and Plains of North East India. Gving away the Certificate of Participation to the research scholars, he rue the fact that academicians had focussed more on careers; this might be alright for other countries but not for a country like India, he said. He appealed to the participants to take up research such that it invigorates society.
The workshop is the first of its kind by the VKIC, recognised as a Research Institute by Dibrugarh University. It was inaugurated on 1 February 2012 by Prof. D.C. Baroowa, Director, Research Advisory Council, VKIC.