25- 27 May, 2020

Faculty Development Programme on “Research Methodology

School of Business, UPES successfully organized a three days online Faculty Development Program on Research Methodology from May 25 - May 27, 2020. The team research came up with this unique idea of online FDP amidst COVID 19 lockdown to celebrate the core spirit of UPES i.e Learning Never Stops.


The online FDP was attended by more than two hundred plus participants comprising of Professors, Research Scholars and learned corporate professionals from national as well as international universities.


The convener Dr. Tarun Dhingra along with his co- conveners, Dr. Prayas Sharma, Dr. PC Bahuguna and Dr. Binod Kumar Singh welcomed the esteemed resource persons and the participants. Dr Tarun Dhingra delivered the inaugural session “Why the research should be done and what the research paradigm stand for”. Dr. Githa Heggde, Dean, School of Business, UPES, an accomplished educationalist, she appreciated the research team and emphasized that research process is a new different ball game and how the world today needs more of it.Dr Sunil Rai, honorable Vice- Chancellor of the university extended his best compliments to audience and stressed that the purpose of research should be bringing some good to society at large.


Key highlights of the FDP:


Dr. Narendra K Sharma, Professor at Department of Industrial & Management Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, elaborated on step-by-step model for identification of a research problem.


Dr. Rameshwar Dubey, Associate Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France. He introduced to the various scheme of the classification scheme of manuscript including conceptual paper, review paper, qualitative study driven, hypothesis driven studies


Dr. O.P. Wali, a learned professor at IIFT, Delhi, keenly interested in the areas of technology  and  innovation management. He talked about with area of literature review, due emphasis was put on two types of review – traditional and systematic review.


Dr. Tripti Singh, Department of School of Management Studies, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology. Dr. Tripti emphasized on “The entire act of pursuing a research differs greatly from the art of research writing”.


Dr Rajesh Singh, Professor at Department of Statistics, BHU, is a specialized talent in Estimation    in finite population (Sampling Technique). He presented on the topic Descriptive Statistics, Formulation and Testing of Hypothesis. He gave clarity on descriptive statistics, formulation, and testing of hypothesis to the participants.


Dr. Krishna Balodi, Associate Professor with the Strategic Management Area at IIM Lucknow.  Dr Balodi presented on the topic deductive approach, he said that it is a process of enquiry, which helps solve problems.


Dr. T. Joji. Rao, Professor, SoB, UPES, specialization is Finance and Energy Risk Management  He enlightened on inductive approach in research


Dr. Neeraj Anand, Professor, SoB, UPES, he answered to questions such as “why data collection is important” the session gave an insight onto how data is collected, visualized and interpreted.


The faculty development program was perfectly coordinated and  has been well received by the fraternity. The organizing team members Apurva, Shambhu Sajith and Debashish Roy diligently handled queries of participants regarding registrations, content and other technicalities and extended their best of support to make this event a great success.


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