PMAS-AAUR Holds National Seminar On 'Promoting Research Attitude In Pakistan'

PMAS-AAUR holds national seminar on 'Promoting Research Attitude in Pakistan'

RAWALPINDI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 1st September, 2016) : A two-day National Seminar on 'Promoting Research Attitude in Pakistan' held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) concluded here on Thursday. Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan addressing the concluding session said that research is essence of higher education and west is dominating the societies of the world only based on the research. The seminar was organized by PMAS-AAUR Institute of Management Sciences in collaboration with Creative business and Social Research (CBSR) with an aim to provide an opportunity to research students, PhD scholars and faculty members to get an insight of research papers writing and publishing techniques which will help them in their research endeavors. Mian Shakirullah Jan further said that research has been vital factor for individual or any nation and being given prime importance all over the world.

He said Pakistan is far behind in research and till now has not been successful in developing and inspiring research culture. Pakistan can compete with international community if it gets state of the art technological methods, he added.

He quoted the 'Ibn-e-khaludoon' concept of scientific method and proposed that history should be written in scientific method. He stressed the universities should be incentivized and young scholars may be encouraged.

Furthermore, he wished Pakistan to reach such destiny so that nation may get rid of all social maladies.

Earlier, PMAS-AAUR, Vice Chancellor (VC), Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmad, in his address highlighted the importance of research and emphasized the need for carrying out in-depth research for the benefit of human being.

The VC shared significant investments of the University towards development of institutional facilities and human resource including faculty, introduction of new disciplines, improvement of research facilities and also shed light on provision of research facilities for the students in the University. At the seminar, resource persons including Prof Dr Kashif ur Rehman Director Iqra Research Centre, Prof.

Dr. Khalique Ahmed Director Mirpur University of Science and Technology AJK, Dr. Riaz Ahmed Assistant Professor Bahria University Islamabad, Dr Rab Nawaz Lodhi Assistant Professor University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Fayyaz A.

Soomro and Dr Farida Faisal Director UIMS delivered lectures and briefed the participants that how one should be clear about the origin of his/her research. i.e ontology. Before selection of topic local needs should be assessed so that mismatching is avoided and extensive preliminary search is the important pillar.

They educated the participants about the importance of all the variable in research and emphasis should not be only on Mediating variables. They also talked about Importance of measuring tools. How different tools help in analysis and interpretation.