Orientation prog with newly admitted RGU research scholars held

RGU VC asks research scholars to become torchbearers of society

RONO HILLS, 17 Mar: An orientation-cum-interaction programme with the newly admitted research scholars to various MPhil and PhD programmes of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) was held at the RGU’s mini academic hall on Wednesday.

RGU Vice-Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha encouraged the research scholars to create their own USP, become the torchbearers of the society and ambassadors of RGU.

Highlighting the functioning of the university, Kushwaha also encouraged the scholars to acquire more knowledge by getting enrolled in various diploma and certificate courses being offered by RGU on the sideline of their research to augment their knowledge level.

He further spoke on the paramount importance of publication of research articles by the scholars in peered journals.

He also informed the house about the university’s plan to open a new department of Ethno Musicology wherein the students will study the dynamics and pedagogy of humming and chanting forms, “which will be the third of its kind in the entire world soon.”

Dwelling on the importance of NIRF rankings, he advised the scholars to be cautious while using social media and asked them to act as a catalyst for improving the research perception and visibility index parameters of the varsity.

RGU Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Amitava Mitra said, “It is high time the newly admitted research scholars find the ardent researchers in themselves soon”.

He maintained that every day one can learn from their learned professors who are their mentors and their own peers personally and professionally only if they focus.

Controller of Examinations, Dr Bijay Raji also encouraged the research scholars to overcome the hurdles during research and do proper portraying while maintaining the standard of research quality without compromise.

Earlier, RGU’s Joint Registrar Dr David Pertin briefed about the objective of the programme and said that research scholars are the mines of the university.

A total of 114 new scholars in PhD programmes being offered in 23 departments and 45 new scholars in MPhil programmes being offered in 14 departments have enrolled themselves. With this the total enrolment as on date for PhD and MPhil stands at 502 and 98 respectively, he further informed.

During the orientation session, Academic Affairs Dean Prof SK Singh said that purpose of doing research should be to systematically gain knowledge.

Faculty of Languages Dean Prof Oken Lego spoke on the essence and immense value of research-based degrees, while Faculty of Environmental Sciences Dean Prof NC Singh spoke on the diligence in research and on giving full commitment to one’s research work.

Among others, Prof RC Parida, Dean, Faculty of Commerce & Management and Director of Internal Quality Assessment Cell (IQAC), Prof PK Acharya, professor in-charge of University’s Central Library and Prof Sumpam Tangjang, Dean of Student Welfare also spoke on the occasion.

During the interactive session, some research scholars also expressed their opinion on the relevance of elaborate research in various spheres.

Altogether, 94 research scholars from various faculties attended the session.