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2-day workshop on ‘Learning the Craft of Writing’ begins at CUK

CUK’s workshop on Research Methodology concludes


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Srinagar, Nov 20 (KNS): The two-day workshop on ‘Learning the Craft of Writing’ organized jointly by the Departments of English and Convergent Journalism, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), began at Nowgam-I academic block of the varsity here on Monday.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din Mir, Director Seminars, IIPA (J&K Chapter) Prof. S M Afzal Qadri, Director Research and Development, Prof. Abdul Gani, noted columnists Ajaz-ul-Haque and Dr. Ajaz A Baba, Coordinators Department of English and Convergent Journalism, Dr. Ihsan ur Rahim Malik and Dr. Asif Khan, Deans of Schools, Heads and Coordinators of Departments and students were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din Mir said the art of writing as well as communicating is very important and essential in every field. He said number of researches have been conducted wherein it has been found that those doing exceptionally good in writing are not got orators and vice-versa. He asked the students to pose questions to the experts in order to gain more knowledge about writing skills from the workshop.
Director Seminars, (IIPA) Prof. S M Afzal Qadri said the job of our institution is to provide the platform to the students to discuss the prevailing issues in the society and in this connection, this workshop on learning the craft of writing has been organized. He said the art of writing is just like any other art.
Producer EMMRC, University of Kashmir and Greater Kashmir Columnist, Ajaz-ul-Haque, underscored the importance and need of learning the art and craft of writing, particularly for the budding journalists. He quoted the lines of Ernest Hemingway on creative writing, “there is nothing to writing. All you have to do is to sit down at typewriter and bleed.” He also made distinction between the writing as an art and a craft.
Later, technical sessions were held by Ajaz-ul Haque and Dr. Ajaz A Baba.
Assistant Professor, Department of Convergent Journalism, Ra’ashid Maqbool conducted the programme proceedings.
Meanwhile, the two-week workshop on Research Methodology, organized by the Department of Management Studies, Central University of Kashmir (CUK), culminated at Nowgam–I academic block of the varsity here on Monday. The workshop began on 6th of November, 2017.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, Jamia Millia Islamia, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Talat Ahmad, Director Research and Development, Prof. Abdul Gani, Dean Department of Business Studies, Prof. S Fayyaz Ahmad, Head Department of Management Studies, Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah, Dean Students Welfare, Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Nikka, Deans and Heads of different Schools and scholars were present on the occasion.
Addressing the valediction function, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din Mir said the workshop would help the research scholars to implement the evolving research methodology techniques in their work. CUK VC said that he would very soon take feedback from every participant about the workshop.
Jamia Millia Islamia, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Talat Ahmad said that research methodology keeps on evolving and a research scholar has to keep track of these developments. He also suggested scholars to write one good research paper than five bad papers.
Director Research and Development, Prof. Abdul Gani hailed the Department of Management Studies for organizing the workshop. He said the aim of the research scholar should be to convey the truth through his findings.
Head Department of Management Studies, Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah briefed the dignitaries about the deliberations held during the workshop. He said the workshop included scholars from various departments and experts were invited from across the country. Prof. Shah mentioned that 49 sessions were held in these two weeks.
Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad, conducted the programme proceedings. (KNS)
 


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