A one day workshop on Research Methodology was held on 19th Nov in M E S College of Engineering (MESCE) Kuttipuram organized jointly by MESCE and IEEE Malabar Subsection . The workshop was formally inaugurated by Prof. A C Mathai, Former Professor Training & Placement and Dean Academic of Regional Engineering College(National Institute of Technology - NITC) Calicut and Former Director Rajagiri Institute of Engineering & Technology in a simple function at 930AM. In his inaugural address, he stated that unless a teacher is creative, he cannot stimulate creativity in his students. In this age of information explosion and rapid developments in science and technology, only active researchers can keep themselves up to date in the developments in their fields of interest. Career promotions are nowadays heavily linked to research capabilities of a teacher. Dr V H Abdul Salam, Principal of M E S CE presided over the function. Dr K P Mohandas, Coordinator and Dean (Electrical Sciences), MESCE gave the welcome address. Dr S M Sameer, Secretary IEEE Malabar Subsection gave a felicitation address in which he listed the major activities of IEEE in this region. Ms. Kusum K, Asst Professor M E S C E proposed a vote of thanks.
The workshop was held in four sessions. In session one, Dr Radha Ramanan Mechanical Engg Department, NITC presented Processes in Research in which he explained in detail the principles and processes behind choosing a problem for research. This was followed by a lecture on Literature Survey in Modern Times by Prof K P Mohandas, former Dean (Post Graduate Studies & Research NITC) and currently Dean (Electrical sciences) MESCE and Coordinator of the Workshop. He gave an exposition on how the internet can be used to collect information useful for research. A variety of internet tools and links of web pages for easy collection, organization, retrieval and updating of information for research from the internet were listed.
The first session in the afternoon was by Dr R Sridhar, Professor and Head Mechanical Engineering and Chairman School of Management Studies, N I T Calicut. He nicely explained how a research paper can be written by going through all aspects of technical writing. He explained how a beginner can go about publishing results of his research in a concise form as publications which very often are the outcome of research.
The last session was by Dr Ramesh A, Asst Professor Mechanical Engg NITC who demonstrated how the statistical data analysis package SPSS can be used to analyze a set of data collected for research.
The workshop was attended by nearly 150 teachers mostly from M E S College of Engineering and nearby Engineering Colleges.