Research and Consultancy Committee of Information Technology department has conducted one day Research Awareness Program on 13-11-2018 (12.30pm to 2.00pm) for the SCT staff. The title of the program was “Where to Present and Publish”. The speaker was Dr. Wilfred Blessing N.R, Chairman of Projects Committee, IT department.
The session started with a welcome speech by Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, the Chairman of Research & Consultancy Committee - IT department. She welcomed all the participants, introduced the speaker and briefed the objective of the research awareness program.
The speaker Dr. Wilfred Blessing N.R focused on three core areas including how to choose a quality conference, how to identify suitable journals for publication and how to face predatory publishers. He has also explained about various researcher ID’s and citation benefits. The techniques to download research papers from quality Open Access journals were useful. The overall flow of the program was to motivate the participants to transform a research idea into a project and then a product. At the end, the speaker had provided the awareness about the “Ministry of Manpower – Innovation Award” and “OCCI Innovation Award by TRC (The Research Council)” and motivated to participate in the innovative project competitions. The session was fully packed with practical demonstrations and related video presentations.
Finally, Mr. Viji Paul, Head of the IT department acknowledged the speaker and handover the certificate of appreciation. The HOD also thanked R&C committee and chairman for initiating this program. He also greeted the speaker, participants and all the committees involved in arranging this program. The participants from various departments recognized the worth of this event through their positive feedbacks.