Knowledge: Theories of Knowledge – Knowledge Transmission vs. Knowledge Construction –Knowledge and Intelligence –Approaches and Paradigms of Research – Science as Product and Process – Scientific Attitude – UN Sustainable Development Goals – Knowledge Dissemination and Updating…UNESCO Recommendations on Open Science…Multiple epistemologies, experiential and indigenous knowledge
Understanding and Solving Social Problems Scientifically – Intellectual Power – Phenomenon; Nature and Characteristics – Cause and Effect Relationship – Quality vs. Quantity: Inclination to Quality Aspect.
Types of Research; Basic, Applied, and Action – Sources of Knowledge; Learned Authority, Personal Experience, Logical Reasoning, and Scientific Method (Identification and Clarification of the Problem, Formulating Hypothesis, Selection of Sample and Tools of Data Collection, Collection of Data, Testing the Hypothesis, Conclusion) – Application of Scientific Method – Critics on Scientific Methods
Reforming the Research in the University, Research and Development Cell, Institutional Autonomy, Inter-connectivity of Teaching and Research, World- class Laboratories, Thrust areas of research with local, national, and global priorities, Inter- disciplinary Research Collaborations, Academia-Industry interaction, Developing Innovative Practices, Research with Innovation, Research Project Proposal writing, Funding, Execution and Management of Research.
Conceptualization of the Project - Feasibility of Undertaking Project – Cost Analysis
– Resource Mobilization and Resource Pooling, Localization of Resources – Professionalism
-in Research Project – Monitoring– Scalability, Contribution to Exiting Knowledge, Utility of the Project – Research Ethics: Academic Honesty and Integrity. Partnership in Research.
Funding: Government Agencies (including National Research Foundation) and Private Agencies - Crowd funding - Proper Utilization of Funds - Environment, Social, and Governance Investing - Collaboration - Research Networks.
Research Project Proposal writing, Funding, Execution and Management of Research.
Quality publications; Impact Factor, h-index, i-10 index, citations and their importance, Research with relevance; Patents – Processes and Products. Knowledge dissemination, open access, Public engagement.
Translational Research, Dissemination of the Result – Understanding the Scale-up Procedure through Incubation Centre – Global Sustainable Investments Research Training based on the Output – Entrepreneurs – Publications in Indexed Journals.
Internationally Oriented Courses –Training as Entrepreneur –Global Scenario –21st Century Skills.