Chandigarh November 22, 2019
On the concluding day of Two days seminar cum workshop on “Academic writings: addressing the contemporary challenges” organized by department of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Prof. S. Srinivas Rao from Jawaharlal University, Delhi addressed “Academic Integrity as Essential Element in Academic Publications, here today.
Dr. Rao linked the role of society in ensuring academic integrity. He was critical for the role of teachers and supervisors in inculcating moral and ethical values in their students to ensure academic integrity. He further suggested “Double Blind Process” in order to curb the maniac of predatory journals leading to the earlier “Pay and Publish system”. He outlined five basic fundamental values in research consisting of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility.
Prof. Manish Jain, from B. R Ambedkar University addressed ‘Nuances of quality writing and publishing in quality journals’. He shared his experiences and mentioned Prof. Avijit from JNU and expected the participants to take their position while writing a research paper and emphasised on the importance of understanding a reader so as to know
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Prof. Jayanti Dutta discussed essential steps in writing a book review as a creative exercise.
Prof. Shobha Sinha Chairperson, Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi discussed the contents of academic writing, writing processes and concerns of author. She emphasized on reader friendly writing and cohesion in writing. She narrated stories to make context interesting.
Valedictory address was given by Prof. R.K. Kohli, Senior Ecologist and Vice Chancellor, Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda. He deliberated on the need of writing good quality research papers and what are factors which are affecting the quality of our publication.
Prof. Sanjay Kaushik, UBS, Dean, College Development Council, Panjab University, Honorary Director, NWRC, ICSSR, Panjab University in his remarks emphasised the role of academic writings in understanding the
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