Undergraduate Research Methodology Workshop at GDCH, Nagpur
The predoctoral undergraduate students are young and have energetic mind and enthusiasm. They need mentorship and training to carry out the research. At Government Dental college and hospital, Nagpur, Undergraduates are encouraged and trained for this very purpose. Fourth Undergraduate research methodology workshop was conducted in GDCH, Nagpur for properly imbibing research principles on sixteen January 2023. The workshop was inaugurated by Dean Dr. Abhay Datarkar. He mentioned UG research uniqueness of this institute and explained about ‘Choose your guide’ as freedom of students to contact any teacher as research guide. Organizing chairman Dr. Varsha Manekar and Organizing Secretary Dr. Sachin Khatri planned and executed this training. Dr. Kiran Tawalare from Shri Ayurvedic College and Dr. Saee Deshpande From VSPM Dental College were the invited faculties. The other experts in biomedical research were from GDCH Nagpur namely Dr. Varsha Manekar, Dr. Darshan Dakshindas, Dr. Ashita Kalaskar, Dr. Sachin Khatri, Dr. Shubha Tawani. The topics were Scope of Research, Types of studies, Protocol Writing, Biostatistics, Ethics, Questionnaire preparation and Literature search. Students were trained in an interactive and friendly manner.
Forty-eight undergraduate students were participants. The majority students were from first BDS. These students are prospective researcher for the ICMR’s, STS, MUHS’s, STRG funding, Avishkar, and for presentation at various conferences. The ultimate result of research will be publication to various journals in future.
The seven ICMR STS students selected in 2022 were also felicitated. These students have completed research and submitted research report to ICMR. They were guided by the faculty of the college. In the feedback of this workshop participant rated all sessions as excellent.
The workshop was organized by Research and Development cell, DET cell and IQAC. Dr. Wasundhara Bhad, IQAC, and Dr. Gosavi, Chairman R & D cell, were present for the program. Organizing team was Dr. Gadve, Dr. Bhoyar, Dr. Tawani,. The program was conducted by Dr. Priyanka Shetty and Dr. Pooja Umathe.