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A two-day Research workshop entitled “Crafting and conducting High Quality Research” promoted jointly by School of Management Sciences (SMS) Varanasi and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad started at the SMS Varanasi campus on Friday with around 60 participants registering from different parts of the country along with 40 faculty members of the host institution. The programme, being conducted under the aegis of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of SMS Varanasi, got inaugurated by the Resource person, Dr. Vishal Gupta (Associate Professor IIM-A) who is a well-acclaimed trainer on the subject. Opining on the emerging challenges of the Research, Dr. Vishal Gupta highlighted how a research enthusiast can find out a problem from the society and work on it towards its betterment.

The first day session was devoted to the crafting aspects of Research like, how to find out a research problem? How to determine the context? How to sense the variables (both dependent and independent)? How to go in for relevant literature, How to identify good readable journals? How to ensure quality aspect in framing a Research proposal? etc. Earlier welcoming the Guest, the Director of the Institute Prof. P. N. Jha highlighted how research aspects are increasingly becoming important in higher education and what needs to be done by the academia so as to have an implementable output for the society. Dr. Anupam Shukla (Associate Professor SMS & Workshop Convener) shared the theme of the workshop. First day session was coordinated by Dr. Pallavi Pathak (Assistant Professor SMS & Workshop Coordinator). Dean (Management) Prof. Sandeep Singh, Dean (Systems & IT) Prof K.S. Mishra, Chairperson-CEISD Prof. R.K. Singh and Dean (R&D) Prof Alok Kumar (IQAC Coordinator) besides the Registrar Shri Sanjay Gupta (all SMS Varanasi) were also present in the event.

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