Week-long workshop on “The Art of Writing a Research Paper” begins at IUST

A week-long workshop on “The Art of Writing a Research Paper” kicked off Wednesday at the Islamic University of Science and Technology. The event organized by the Department of Management Studies will focus on guiding researchers through the different stages of publishing a research paper – selection of the broad field, identification of research gaps, design of the research approach and methodology, presentation of results, submission of an article to the journal, creating reviews and responses to reviewer comments.

Addressing the participants, Dr Asif Iqbal Fazili, Head of the Department of Management Studies, underlined the growing importance of research in the contemporary academic field in addition to highlighting its nuances in the context of the new educational policy, 2020. He also highlighted the serious need for the workshop as several researchers, although well equipped with the knowledge of the methodological tools of research, find themselves floundering while trying to transform their academic learning into meaningful scientific output. .

Dean and Research Professor Haroon R. Naik, while delivering the keynote address, commended the Department of Management Studies for providing this much-needed platform for researchers on an often overlooked but nonetheless most relevant aspect of research. He advised academics to make the most of this opportunity to produce insightful research papers that are relevant not only to academia but also to society.

The inaugural function ended with a vote of thanks from Dr Anisa Jan, Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies, IUST.

Besides the architecture department of IUST, in collaboration with the INTACH J&K chapter, on Wednesday organized a one-day workshop on “Exploring the cultural resources of Kashmir”. INTACH coordinator (J&K chapter) Muhammad Saleem Beg, who was also the guest of honor on the occasion, said: “Kashmir has contributed immensely to cultural artefacts like poetry, calligraphy, painting and many more. art forms ”. He also added that the valley has managed to record its own unique and comprehensive history. “We have the historical records for the past 5,000 years available with us, which is rarely found in the Indian subcontinent,” Beg said.

Head of the IUST Mathematical Sciences Department, Professor FoziaS Qazi in his speech highlighted the models of art and cultures through mathematics. She explained how the artisans of the valley have sewn different geometric patterns on the fabric for several decades. Head of the Department of Architecture at IUST, Dr Mehran Quraishi shed light on the monumental cemeteries of the medieval period found in Kashmir, notably “Mazar-e Kalan” and “Mazar-e Shora”. He also spoke from the perspective of the early Muslims on the construction of these royal tombs. Both workshops were attended by students, academics and faculty members.

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