National seminar at RGU concludes

Researchers advised to study state’s biodiversity

RONO HILLS, Mar 19: The two-day national seminar on ‘India/NE India: Issues, dynamics & emerging realities’, organized by the Rajiv Gandhi University Research Scholars’ Forum (RGURSF) in collaboration with the Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, concluded here on Tuesday.
Addressing the valedictory function, NIT Director Prof Pinakeswar Mahanta urged the research scholars to study Arunachal’s rich biodiversity, so that the state’s flora and fauna may be used for establishing resourceful startups.
“The different kinds of bamboo found in this region can provide an opportunity to kick-start careers,” Prof Mahanta said.
“Don’t look for jobs, look for a career, because getting a degree is not enough; you should be employed,” he told the research scholars.
RGU’s Political Science HoD, Prof PK Panigrahi, in his speech focused on issues and challenges faced by the researchers.
“Give your research proper shape by making your work worthy of study,” Prof Panigrahi said, and advised the researchers to avoid plagiarism.
“Anti-academic writing style, like plagiarism, should be avoided. It is unethical and at the same time breaches the institution’s integrity,” he said.
RGURSF chairman Margum Ado and general secretary Kosen Jida also spoke.
Sixty-one research papers were presented during the two-day programme.