Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Academic Writing & Publication Workshop for Research Students at CUG Gandhinagar

Academic Writing & Publication Workshop for Research Students

14-20 November 2010

Organized by Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar

In collaboration with ICSSR-Western Regional Centre, Mumbai

Applications are invited for the Academic Writing and Publication Workshop for Research Students that will be held at Central University of Gujarat from November 16 to 20, 2010. The workshop will be held in collaboration with ICSSR –Western Regional Centre and will offer research students in colleges and universities an opportunity to learn and discuss the techniques of research writing and publication. The workshop will (i) help participants understand how to structure research papers effectively, (ii) enhance their ability to critique, edit and review their own work, and (iii) familiarize them with the academic publication process. The themes that will be covered would include:
  • Writing a proposal
  • Review of literature
  • Critiquing a manuscript- Different perspectives
  • Information search
  • Citation styles, using end notes and foot notes
  • Analyzing data – qualitative and quantitative
  • Preparing a manuscript for publication
  • Organizing the argument
  • Different styles of writing
  • Making abstracts, synopsis
Resource Persons:
This workshop will be conducted by resource persons eminent in the field of social sciences who have experience in writing, editing and publishing research papers. The workshop will be structured as an intensive mix of lectures and discussions. The focus will be on interactive participation.

Who Is Eligible?
Students who have registered for M.Phil/Ph.D. in any university in the field of social sciences and who are preferably at the writing stage of their dissertation/thesis.
Applicants must submit one draft research paper or research proposal of about 2500 words to 4000 words (including footnotes/endnotes and references) that they have written along with their applications. Applications without the draft paper will not be considered.

Travel and Accommodation:
Outstation participants will be paid travel by III AC by train from their place to Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar and back.

Registration Fee:
Please submit a demand draft of Rs.150/- as processing fee (non-refundable) in favour of "Central University of Gujarat", payable at Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar, along with the application form. Selected candidates will have to pay an additional Rs. 500/- as registration fee after they are informed about their selection.

Important Dates:
Last date for Receipt of Applications: 15 October 2010
Date for informing applicants of selection: 1 November 2010.

Please send your application forms to : Prof. N.Rajaram, Coordinator, Academic Writing Workshop-2010, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar 382030. Tel No: 079-23260208 Fax: 079-23260076. Email: aww2010[at]

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