Guwahati: A week-long international faculty development program (FDP) organised by the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of Assam down town University (ADTU) from May 27 was completed on June 2.
The program, titled ‘Essentials for Good Research’, included lectures of eminent faculty members from prestigious universities and organisations across the globe. This includes institutes such as Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Assam Science Technology and Environment Council, Assam Don Bosco University, and Assam down town University from India. Additionally, the University of Missouri in Kansas City and the North Dakota State University of the USA; Asian Institute of Technology of Thailand, University Malaysia Sarawak, and Swinburne University of Technology of Malaysia also joined the program.
The seven-day program included topics that covered almost all aspects of importance that young researchers need to be aware of. Starting with figuring out the right research question, making experimental design to publishing the paper in the right journal. Hands-on sessions on Latex and Mendeley were also included.
Over 250 participants registered for the online FDP from nine countries which included India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Sweden, Bhutan, and Oman. A quiz was conducted at the end of each session which received active participation.
The valedictory session included an address from Dr NN Dutta, Chancellor of Assam down town University and Prof Bandana Dutta, Dean of Studies, Assam down town University. The convener of the FDP, Prof Sunandan Baruah, Dean of Engineering & Technology of Assam down town University, gave the formal vote of thanks.