Under Quality Improvement Programme Of University Of Pune.

A two-day seminar on Research in Social Sciences – Techniques & Trends was organized at Modern College of Arts, Sciences & Commerce, Shivajinagar, Pune, on 7th and 8th of January 2011.

Prof. Dr. Rajas Parchure , the Director of Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, was the chief guest for the inaugural session.
He gave wonderful insights on various research aspects. He shared his experiences as a Professor of Economics with respect to research process and as a guide to many Ph.D. students. He also mentioned as to how a researcher / Ph.D. student can state his hypothesis while starting his research work. He further elaborated research to be treated as a curiosity of work and not just a Ph.D. process in order to improve the quality of research.

He asked the students to treat research as a means to identify the problem and find the solutions by referring and reading the literature available and discussing with the experts from respective fields about the problem. That will give real satisfaction to the research students and a proper method for doing quality research work.

Dr. Mrs. Madhu Satam –Reader & Head of Economics Department was the coordinator of the seminar and Dr. Mrs. N J Kulkarni – Vice Principal and Head of Geography Department, was the organizing secretary. The objective was to imbibe the skills and techniques of research work to be undertaken by students while pursuing their various social sciences courses.

About 70 students and faculty members attended the seminar not only from Modern College but also from Fergusson College, S P College and many more colleges in an around Pune.