ALIGARH: The UGC Human Resource Development Center of Aligarh Muslim University has organized a “Short Term Course on Academic Writing 2021-2022” for faculty members from various disciplines, including English, Geography, Life Science, Business, Social Science, Hindi, Political Science, etc. and from different parts of the country.
Professor PK Kuri, from the University of Burdwan, highlighted the importance of survey design in his lecture titled “How to design a survey? He said, “Unless his or her sample is representative of the population, he or she will not be able to predict the characteristics of the population appropriately.”
Professor Amitabh Singh, School of International Relations, JNU, spoke on “using electronic media to improve academic writing skills” and highlighted the impact of technology on student writing. He said technology has provided writers with an efficient toolkit to tackle various writing tasks.
Professor Asim Siddiqui, Chair of AMU’s English Department, introduced the topic “Writing a Book Proposal”. He said you don’t have to be a good creative writer, but he or she should be able to know how to use language correctly, manage data, and come to a conclusion based on it.
Professor Anup Saikia, from the Department of Geography, Gauhati University, led an interactive session on “How not to choose a predatory newspaper”.
Prof. Deepak Singh, Department of Political Science, University of Punjab, Chandigarh, gave an interactive talk on “How to Write a Research Proposal? He discussed various techniques for writing a good research proposal in relation to the target audience.
Dr. Sajidul Islam, Associate Professor, Department of English, AMU, highlighted the characteristics of consistency in academic writing.
Prof. Mohammad Akram, Department of Sociology, AMU, spoke on “issues with the quality of reviews and citations” and Prof. Baharul Islam, Chair, Communications Area and Center of Excellence in Public Policy and Government, Indian Institute Management, Kashipur, Uttarakhand, delivered a lecture on “Design Thinking Approach in Academic Writing”. He discussed the operating characteristics and agenda of design thinking applied to academic writing. He urged attendees not to be discouraged if they initially face rejection in editing.
Professor Aysha Munira Rasheed, Department of English, AMU, presented a lecture on the “Mechanics of Academic Writing” and provided advice to participants regarding the use of punctuation and common grammatical errors in language writing second.
Dr. Asif Ali Syed, Department of Business Administration, AMU, delivered training on “Critical Thinking Skills Required for Contextual Academic Writing Situations” and focused on how thinking affects our actions and how ideas form the foundation of everything we do.
Earlier, Course Coordinator Professor Raashid Nehal, while discussing the objectives of the program, remarked that writing is an agent of change and the intricacies of academic writing skills influence work, profession and life. other academic excellences.
Dr. Faiza Abbasi, Director, UGC HRDC, said this was the first short-term course of the year and the response from participants was gratifying. She said that NEP 2020 attached importance to continuous professional development in the context of globalization and internationalization of education.
Over 60 participants completed the week-long online refresher course.