KU's Bioresources deptt, Web of Science USA hold online workshop

Department of Bioresources, University of Kashmir (KU), on Monday organized an online workshop in collaboration with Web of Science USA.

The webinar titled “Demonstration and understanding the tools/indices of Web of Science: An Opportunity to Learn &Excel” was organised for faculty and research scholars to make use of various platforms and indices of web of science to increase research output and enhance the University/Institutional rankings like NIRF.

Prof Shakeel A Romshoo, Dean Research KU inaugurated the workshop. He mentioned that the advantages of research extend beyond professional development through detailed research. He said the researchers develop critical thinking expertise as well as effective analytical, research and communication skills which are globally sought-after and incredibly beneficial to one and all.

He said the Web of Science and EndNote-9X can be of immense help to the KU when it comes to research excellence.  “It will not only increase the usage but will also boost the research output of our institution which in turn will help in transforming our institution into a centre of excellence,” said Prof Romshoo. Dr Manzoor Ahmad Mir, Coordinator, Department of Bioresources and organizing Secretary welcomed and thanked all the participants for attending the workshop. He emphasized that the Department of Bioresources, under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Prof Talat Ahamd has started online webinar series and today’s workshop was fourth in that direction.  He explained about NIRF ranking, publishing of research in various journals, database publishing, citation index, impact factor, h-index, i10-index. He also gave a live demonstration of the recently launched tool EndNote9X.

Meanwhile, the Center for Career Planning and Counselling (CCPC), KU organized a webinar on “Entrepreneurship and Development: Exploring the Why, What and How of Innovation” today.

The webinar was meant to explore options on how to be a self-employed. The Vice Chancellor KU inaugurated the webinar and addressed the participants and highlighted the need of entrepreneurship and development in the region.