Research oriented syllabus in PU level mooted

Chairman of the Department of Studies in Commerce and Business Management, Calicut University, Kerala, E K Satish on Tuesday mooted revision of the syllabus in pre-university level itself, to help instill the nuances of research abilities among students.

Addressing students at the opening of UGC sponsored national workshop on ‘Research methodologies and data analysis’ at Teresian College in the city, Satish emphasised on including the subjects of Mathematics and Statistics in Commerce at the PU level, as they were the offshoot of commerce and business management. The subjects could also be integrated at degree level, he said.

He said qualitative research and development of the nation was inter-related. “However, though numerous research works and planning reports are produced every year, not many are useful. It could be due to the lack of ability in acquiring information and analysing the same,” he said.

Referring to plagiarism in the field of research, Satish stressed on keeping a check on research works at every level to address the issue. “Every institution should focus on publishing research based journals,” he said.

Dean of Commerce, University of Mysore, B H Suresh lamented that India was lagging behind in the field of research, and lack of encouragement could be the reason for this.

Though poverty, unemployment and low per-capita income could be termed as the bottlenecks in taking up research works, the apathy of the government in not giving due credit to the field of higher education as ‘preferred sector’ was another prime reason, he said.

However, there was also no dearth for inert scholars who took up research with the sole purpose of obtaining the degree, said Suresh.

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