LPU’s Human Resource Development Center in collaboration with the Department of English, School of Humanities (Social Science and Languages) organized Short Term Course on Research Methodology for Language and Literature from April 17 to April 22, 2023. The course received active participation from faculty members and research scholars across India.

This short-term course was instrumental in capacity building in the selection of suitable research design, formulation of hypothesis based on the nature of research, comprehending the text selected for study and analyzing research data, and illustration of the latest trends in the realm of language and literature research.

Program convener Prof. (Dr.) Sunaina Ahuja, Dean and Head-Human Resource Development Center, LPU in her welcome address shared LPU-HRDC’s vision w.r.t faculty development and assured that participants would be enriched with research methodology formulation of hypothesis based on the nature of research, comprehending the text selected for study and analyzing research data. “The Short Term Course is unique in terms of Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment methods,” she expressed.

Program convener Prof. (Dr.) Pavitar Prakash Singh, Dean and Head of School of Social Sciences, LPU in his inaugural address highlighted that the institutions of higher learning in India are facing crucial challenges in creating, nurturing, and maintaining the level of quality research. The need of the hour is to develop a sound methodological base of research among budding educationists and researchers to cope with future challenges.

The 6-day program was conducted by Dr. Ajoy Batta, Professor and Head, Department of English, LPU; Dr. Sanjay Prasad Pandey, Professor, Department of English, LPU; Dr. Digvijay Pandya, Professor, Department of English, LPU, and Mr. Ajay Chandel, Mittal School of Business, LPU. Besides, Dr. Savita Gupta, Professor and Head-Deptt. of Faculty Development, HRDC, LPU and Dr Ajoy Batta, Professor & HOD-Department of English, coordinated the short-term course maintaining great connect with the participants and Resource Panel.

Dr. Batta deliberated on studies in language and literature, linguistic insight, and the role of Digital Humanities. Mr. Ajay Chandel focused on new trends and methodologies in applied English language and literature and Bibliometric Analysis. Dr. Digvijay deliberated on Qualitative Research, Literary Studies and Discourses, while Dr. Pandey focused on the Evaluation of Literature and the structure of a research paper.

The participants were appreciative of the resource persons’ expertise, teaching pedagogy and continuously maintained vibrancy and energy levels throughout the program.

In the words of participants

“Thank you to the entire LPU HRDC team. The Short Term Course was very fruitful and I am looking forward to such more programs.” – Ms . Nandini

“The training sessions were really insightful, productive and beneficial for my Research” – Mr. Snober Farooq Khan

Dr. Sunaina Ahuja appreciated the contribution of the Resource Team and Dr. Savita Gupta, Professor, Dr. Ajoy Batta, Professor and Head – Deptt. of English, LPU and Ms. Sushma (HRDC) for organizing a meaningful Short Trem Course, successful in meeting participants’ expectations.