REASEARCH & ANTI-PLAGIARISM: THE TWO PILLARS OF INDIA’S DEVELOPMENT

TWO DAY NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY HELD AT CCET, BHILAI

Christian College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Bhilai has become a hot bed for researchers since the opening of Electronics & Telecommunication research center. To further motivate and guide the technocrats of CCET, a two day National Workshop on “Research Methodology & Anti-Plagiarism for Research Integrity” was organized by ET&T dept in coordination with R&D cell of CCET, together in association with Chhattisgarh Council of Science & Technology (CCOST), Raipur. This two days event was inaugurated at CCET seminar hall by the Fr Jose K Varghese, Executive Vice Chairman in the presence of Dr Dipali Soren, Principal, Dr. Srikar Potnuru, Key note speaker, Dr Mina Mishra, Convener, Dr Dolly Reney, Co-convener, Dr Sandhya Pillai, R&D Cell Incharge, Mrs Dhanya Vineesh, Organizing Secretary, HODs of various departments and participants. In her welcome speech Dr Mina Mishra, Convener and HOD of ET&T dept. invited the gathering to take as much knowledge from this workshop to enhance their research and thesis writing skills. Principal of CCET, Dr Dipali Soren in her introductory speech, briefed the gathering about the importance of such events and expressed her gratitude to CCOST for their support and guidance. The Executive Vice Chairman, Fr Jose K Varghese in his presidential address highlighted the ill effects of plagiarism on the research society of India. He said that it has become an obstacle in the path of development of India as it significantly affects the advent of new ideas in today’s researchers.

In the first session the keynote speaker Dr. Srikar Potnuru, Assosiate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Malla Reddy College of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad, India educated the gathering about the process of proposal submission for research grant and project approval. He motivated the gathering for fundamental and radical research. In the second session of first day the keynote speaker Dr Dipali Soren explained the various types of plagiarism, their pitfalls and fallouts. On second day of the workshop the first session was helmed by Dr K Subramaniyam, Director General, CCOST, Raipur. He emphasized the value of social connectivity in any good research. He urged the gathering to commit to original work rather than plagiarization, prevalent now a day in research community. He lamented that after 1990 the quality of Indian research has seen significant degradation. He also advised the gathering to give credit and acknowledge the work of other researchers whose figure or data you have taken for your research paper. In the second session of the day Dr K Raghu Ram Mohan Reddy, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dept., HITAM, Telangana educated the gathering about various steps needed for research in any field. He said that the vital aspect of research is its topic, which must have a genuine social need. He gave various tips for the same and mentioned that the essence of one’s work lies in its significance, originality/ novelty, completeness and correctness. In the final session of the workshop, Dr Shubhankar Bhowmick, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Dept., NIT, Raipur gave a very enlightening lecture on thesis writing as well as softwares and tools needed for the same. He said that thesis writing is a gradual process requiring a degree of literary skill and patience. Dr Dolly Reney, Co-convener and Assistant Professor of ET&T dept proposed the vote of thanks. Mr Praveen Singh Rathore and Ms Smithy Philip, Asst Prof, ET&T dept were the anchors of the workshop.