Two-days State level workshop on Art of Writing a Research Paper

(organised by Post Graduate Department of Commerce)


A Two-Day State Level Workshop on “Art of Writing a Research Paper” was organised by the Post Graduate Department of G.V.M.’s G.G.P.R. College of Commerce & Economics – Farmagudi on the 8th & 9th February 2018. The workshop Coordinator was Dr. Vidya Thanoor and Co-cordinator was Mrs. Aparna Rege.

The Resource person for the workshop was Dr. Namrata Sandhu, Associate Professor with Chitkara Business School, Chandigarh. An overwhelming response was received for the workshop with 46 participants from 16 colleges all over Goa. 39 students of the M.Com. Programme of G.V.M.’s G.G.P.R. College of Commerce & Economics and 4 Faculty of the College also attended the workshop.

The workshop covered the essential aspects of writing a research paper covering topics such as Idea generation, Literature review, Plagiarism, Ethics of paper writing, Drafting a research paper, Qualitative research, Journal selection and Communication of manuscript. During the workshop it was explained that a research paper can be used for exploring and identifying scientific, technical and social issues. Many students wonder about the writing process itself. The outline of the academic paper is very similar for most branches of science. Creating an extended outline may help structure your thoughts, especially for longer papers.

Dr. Namrata Sandhu successfully impressed upon the participants the scientific and logical process of writing a research paper. She shared her rich experience and dealt in detail with the ‘nuances’ of how to go about in getting a research paper published. All the sessions were very interactive and included activities to be done by the participants. The overall feedback of the participants was positive.

The Chief Guest for the Inaugural function and also the Keynote Speaker was Dr. Dilip Kare, Director, Adarsh Institute of Management. The Chief Guest for the Valedictory function was Dr. Gervasio Mendes, Principal of Government College Sanquelim and Additional charge as Additional Director of Higher Education, Government of Goa.