Interdisciplinary Research Ideation and Collaboration Hub (IRICH), the latest initiative from the Women’s Education Society (WES) recently held a six-day intense workshop “Research Ideation and Exploration (RIEW)” for selected students from the various postgraduate courses conducted in its institutions.
Dr. Kamal Singh, former vice-chancellor of SDG Amravati University was the chief guest at the valedictory function. Delivering her valedictory address, she spoke on “Ethics in Research” and urged the students to adopt a strong value system while conducting research.
A total of 39 students from the ten postgraduate departments of L.A.D. and Smt. R.P. College for women and the Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture (SMMCA) participated in the workshop.
The focus was to explore areas of interdisciplinarity in research and the participants worked in heterogeneous groups to identify areas of interdisciplinary research. They were introduced to concepts of Sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals, Climate change, Carbon Footprint, Traditional knowledge systems, mechanics of interdisciplinary research and cognition in research.
Dr. Kamal Singh gave away the certificates and membership cards of IRICH were issued to the participants.
The workshop was held under the patronage of Adv. Sunil Manohar President WES, Dr. Avinash Deshmukh Vice-President WES, Dr. Shyamala Nair Secretary WES, Dr. Nanda Rathi Jt. Secretary WES, Dr. Harsha Jharia Chief Administrative Officer WES and mentors from all the departments.
The function was conducted by Dr. Roopal Deshpande, Coordinator IRICH.