Work­shop on Re­search Method­ol­ogy con­cludes


A three Day work­shop on" Re­search Method­ol­ogy in So­cial Sci­ences & Hu­man­i­ties" which was or­ga­nized at Is­lamic Univer­sity of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy by Depart­ment of Is­lamic Stud­ies and Depart­ment of Ara­bic Lan­guage and Lit­er­a­ture from 10th-12th, Oc­to­ber, 2017 con­cluded here to­day. Dur­ing the vale­dic­tory ses­sion var­i­ous speak­ers and ex­perts unan­i­mously im­pressed upon the role played by such work­shops in ori­ent­ing re­searchers to­wards re­search and con­tribut­ing to fu­ture stud­ies and also sug­gested for es­tab­lish­ing the spe­cial­ized cen­ters of ex­cel­lence in uni­ver­si­ties like IUST for fur­ther­ing qual­i­ta­tive re­search in dif­fer­ent fields of knowl­edge. The par­tic­i­pants also talked about the use­ful­ness of such events and how such pro­grams can hone the re­search acu­men not only among re­searchers and teach­ers but the stu­dents of the var­sity as well. Em­i­nent Pro­fes­sors and ex­perts from var­i­ous uni­ver­si­ties in­clud­ing Di­rec­tor Depart­ment of Is­lamic Stud­ies AMU Dr. Obaidul­lah Fa­had, Head Depart­ment of Re­li­gious Stud­ies JMI Prof. Habibul­lah Khan, Pro­fes­sor Depart­ment of English, AMU Prof. A. R. Kid­wai, Pro­fes­sor Depart­ment of Ara­bic AMU Prof. Sanaullah Nadvi, Head Depart­ment of Re­li­gious stud­ies cen­tral Univer­sity of Kash­mir Prof. H. N. Rafi­abadi, Di­rec­tor Cen­tre for Cen­tral Asian .Stud­ies KU, Prof G. N. Khaki, renowned econ­o­mist of the val­ley Prof. Nisar Ali, Head Depart­ment of Is­lamic Stud­ies KU Prof. A. R. Bhat Pro­fes­sor Depart­ment of Ara­bic Univer­sity of Delhi Prof. Wali Akhtar, Pro­fes­sor Depart­ment of Is­lamic Stud­ies, Jamia Ham­dard, Prof. Ish­tiaq Dan­ish and oth­ers con­ducted im­por­tant ses­sions in the work­shop which was in­au­gu­rated by the Vice Chan­cel­lor IUST Prof. Mush­taq A. Siddiqi and at­tended by aca­demi­cians and re­searchers from var­i­ous uni­ver­si­ties from within and out­side state.

A live Skype lec­ture from Prof. Jonathan Brown, Ge­orge­town Univer­sity, USA who spoke on "Chal­lenges to Ha­dith Method­ol­ogy in Con­tem­po­rary times" and dis­cussed the chal­lenges posed by western epis­teme and the ris­ing tide of Ori­en­tal­ism was also or­gan­ised. Dur­ing the vale­dic­tion Regis­trar IUST, Prof. Reyaz Ru­fai ap­pre­ci­ated and con­grat­u­lated both the de­part­ments for or­ga­niz­ing the work­shop suc­cess­fully. Dean Aca­demic Af­fairs, Prof. Mush­taq A. Qur­ishi ex­pressed his views on the grow­ing im­por­tance of es­tab­lish­ing and pro­mot­ing so­cial sci­ences and hu­man­i­ties de­part­ments in tech­no­log­i­cal ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions to cre­ate a bal­ance between 'sci­ence and tra­di­tion'. Dr. Arif Qazi, Head Depart­ment of Ara­bic pre­sented the vote of thanks on this oc­ca­sion. Also present were var­i­ous Head Depart­ment of Is­lamic Stud­ies Dr. Afroz Bisati Head Depart­ment of Ara­bic Lan­guage and Lit­er­a­ture Dr. Arif Qazi, Work­shop Co­or­di­na­tor Dr. Showkat Hus­sain, Deans, Heads of de­part­ments, fac­ulty mem­bers, re­search schol­ars and par­tic­i­pants. (KNS)

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