Research Promotion Activities

National Faculty Development Programme on Data Analysis Using Spreadsheet
Date: 13/08/2021 – 20/09/2021
Time: 5.30 PM – 6.30 PM
Number of beneficiaries: 101

Research Centre in Commerce and Management organized a National Faculty Development Programme on Data Analysis using Spreadsheet on 13th September 2021 to 20th September 2021from 5.30pm to 6.30pm through Zoom platform meeting. This Faculty Development Programme helps the faculty to analyse the data using spreadsheet and it is a powerful skill that helps you make better decisions. Microsoft Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis and the built-in pivot tables are arguably the most popular analytic tool. The FDP is aimed to equip academicians, Researchers and industries take holders to Gain practical insight on using excel in various field. The FDP started with a inauguration ceremony addressed by Rev Dr. Augustine George Principal, Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous Bangalore. His motivational speech was an energetic ambiance for the resource person as well as participants. The resource person of the day Prof. A. Prasath Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Dr. Chandrakhanthan J, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce. The topics covered are as follows:
Day 1 Introduction to Excel, Working with advanced functions and Charts
Day 2 Conditional Formatting, Advanced Filtering, Lookup Functions
Day 3 What is Analysis, Pivot table and chart, Data Validation
Day 4 Slicer and Dashboard
Day 5 Descriptive Analysis, Frequency Distribution, Cross tablulation, Cronbach’s Alpha
Day 6 Anova, Moving Average
Day 7 Correlation and Regression

Research Empowerment Workshop on Publication Metrics
Date: 5th December, 2020
With the aim of creating awareness about the current trends in publication metrics and encourage the faculty members to increase their publication metrics, the Centre for Research organized a research empowerment workshop on ‘Publication Metrics’ Dr. B. Jeyapragash, Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science,  Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, India served as the resource person for the event Dr. Jeyapragash in his address emphasized on the Publication Metrics, and the way to increase the citation through H index and Impact Factor. He envisioned the mechanics of increasing the Citation.  He focused on the three types of metrics such as Journal Metrics, Author metrics and Article metrics. He clearly elucidated about the different types of publications and their impact on individual and institutional level. He explained about the calculation of H Index and highlighted the techniques to publish research work in the Scopus Indexed Journals. He clarified the difference between UGC care Group I and Group – II Journals.  The resource person explained about cloned Journals and insisted additional care to be taken while publishing the research work. He also explained about the citation databases. He ended the session by highlighting the importance of publishing research work according to current trends. The session was highly inspiring and encouraged faculty members to publish in Indexed Journal and Increase their citation. The Workshop concluded with Q and A session where participants asked several questions. The resource person clarified the doubts of the participants and enriched them with his experiential knowledge.

Project Compendium
Review of ShodhPravartan- Collaborative Community Project

Date: 05.11.2020
Time: 11:45 am-12:45 pm
No of participants: 68

The Centre for Research organized the Interim Review for the collaborative community projects sanctioned in 2019 on 5th November, Thursday through zoom meeting. Dr. Reenu Mohan started the meeting with silent prayer and welcomed the participants. Rev.Dr. Augustine George, Principal of Kristu Jayanti College was the president of the review meeting. He appreciated all the investigators for taking up their projects. Rev. Dr. Augustine George stressed that the Community-based research must seek to empower communities and have an effect on the policy changes.

He suggested the faculty to collaborate with the government projects and assured support in taking up further research work for Community Development. The investigators were provided with the format for submission of interim reports. Dr. Justin Nelson Michael, Director of Centre for Research and Dr. Jonas Richard from the Research Advisory Committee addressed the doubts of investigators and provided suggestions for completion of projects successfully by 30.11.2020.The investigators will be presenting their research work in the month of December. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks.

Review of Shodh Pravartan Collaborative Community Project Circular
Review of Shodh Pravartan-Collaborative Community Project sanction in 2019 - 20 is being arranged by the Centre for Research for the investigators. The Investigators and co-investigators are requested to attend the zoom meeting for updating the status of their research work on 5th November, 2020 at 11:30 am. Rev. Dr. Augustine George will be the President of the session. For further queries please contact Dr. Justin Nelson Michael, Director, Centre for research.

Workshop on Consultancy Process
Date: 31st October, 2020
Time: 2.30 PM – 4.30 PM
Number of beneficiaries: 170
Name and Details of the Resource Person: Dr. Pennan Chinnasamy, Director, Rural Data Research and Analysis (RUDRA) Lab, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai

The workshop was intended to orient the faculty members about the significance the process of undertaking consultancy. Dr. Pennan highlighted the importance of research and consultancy. He stressed the value of research publications and projects in obtaining consultancy from other agencies and industry. He also insisted on the value of academic collaboration, industry collaboration and networking with industry, government and media to increase the opportunities of obtaining projects by various research funding agencies. Then he stressed about building faculty profile through collaborative projects with other colleges, industry and IITs. The resource person explained the various phases involved in consultancy and skills required to do consultancy. In various areas the academicians can do consultancy with the consulting groups to solve the most critical strategy and operations problems found in different sectors were also underlined by Dr.Pennan. The talk was followed by Q & A where participants asked several questions. The valuable answers helped the faculty to gain knowledge and a deeper understanding about the consultancy process.

Publishing your Research: A Roadmap
Date: 17-10-2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 01:15 p.m.
Number of beneficiaries (In-house Faculty): 108
Name and Details of the Resource Person: Dr. Anita Balakrishnan, Former Head, Department of English, Queen Mary's College, Autonomous, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

The Centre for Research focuses on its mission to advocate and promote research among faculty through various research promotion activities like workshops, seminars, expert lectures, initiating research projects and nurturing quality publications. In that respect the Centre organized an Expert Lecture titled “Publishing your Research: A Roadmap” on Saturday, 17th October 2020 for faculty members. Dr. Lyola Thomas, Member, Centre for Research, Kristu Jayanti College welcomed all present. The webinar focused on the current publishing landscape, with a special thrust on preparing manuscripts that will get accepted easily by Scopus and Web of Science indexed journals.

Prof. Anita spoke on the subtopics of Impact Factor, choosing the right journal and the importance of error free language and correct citations/references. The resource person elaborated on the general guidelines to be followed for a review article and for a research paper with an emphasis on the structure of a bottom-up approach for building an impactful article. Other topics that were addressed and demonstrated with examples were, choosing an appropriate title, selecting keywords judiciously, framing proper abstracts, the significance of introduction and the importance of apt conclusions. Participants raised their queries and concerns regarding various aspects of publications and research during the session. The session ended with the vote of thanks by Dr. Reenu Mohan, Member, Centre for Research.

Impactful Research Publications
Date: 19-09-2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
Number of beneficiaries (In-house Faculty): 118
Name and Details of the Resource Person: Dr. P. Gnanakumar, Professor, School of Management, Kristu Jayanti College

The Centre for Research aims to accelerate the research temper of the college through innovative projects, publications and research extension activities. The Centre for Research conducted a webinar titled “Impactful Research Publications” on Saturday, 19th September 2020 for the faculty members. The webinar began with the welcome address by Dr.Rajalakshmi V R. The purpose of organising the webinar was to inspire the faculty towards publishing high quality, impactful research articles in journals of International repute and provide them the working principles for choosing research problems, preparing articles and communicating them to the high-quality journals.

Prof. P. Baba Gnanakumar stressed on bringing out the creativity of the researcher in the publication. He discussed about practical measures of selecting topics, use of keywords, research sites and strategies for increasing the article visibility. Rev. Dr. Augustine George, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College expressed his appreciation to the resource person and encouraged the faculty to undertake projects and publish research papers. The webinar session was followed by the concluding remarks by Dr. Nelson J Michael, who stimulated the question and answer session. The session ended with the vote of thanks by Dr. Reenu Mohan.

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