Society for Students’ Welfare, an organisation established for the overall development of student community, organised Delhi Malayali Scholar’s Meet’ on December 10 at Markaz Conference Hall, Abul Fazal Enclave, Okhla, New Delhi.
Dr Habeebul Rahman, convener- Academic Cell of the Society, said the event was intended to provide a platform to MPhil/PhD scholars from Kerala, pursuing their research in various universities of Delhi.
Noufal P K, president of the Society for Students’ Welfare reflected on the history of the establishment of the society, and why the formation of Research Scholars’ Forum has been taken up as an important agenda.
Prof HY Siddiqui, an eminent academician and renowned author, interacted with the scholars on the theme “Pre-requisites of writing Scholarly Articles for Academic Journals”. He emphasised on the fact that getting knowledge is a continuous process, and should be based on facts rather than emotions of the writer. He stressed the importance of updating oneself about what is already been researched on the topic, so as to contribute newer and better works in their respective fields.
The recent PhD Awardees from Delhi Malayalees, Dr. Aneesudheen KT, Dr. Sharnas Muthu TT and Dr. Shiras S, who have successfully accomplished their academic journey, were honoured in the function.
While sharing the experiences related to doctoral thesis work Dr Aneesudheen how the process of rigorous academic endeavour contributed to his personality development, and how did he overcome the hesitation while being addressed with the title ‘Doctor’.
Dr Sharnas Muthu shared how adversities in life had coincidently turned out to be a blessing in disguise, how the financial independence through award of UGC/JRF enabled her to support others, and how did the journey of her doctoral work resulted into the formation ‘Women’s Manifesto’, an NGO working for the women empowerment and social development. Dr. Shiraz reflected on the people and incidents influenced his thesis work, and how his work turned out to be more field based and people oriented than pure academic and theoretical.
T Arifali, general secretary, Human Welfare Foundation and Vice President of Jama’at-e Islami Hind, interacted with the scholars on the topic “Ethical Considerations in Academic Research”.
Saifudheen Kunju, a research scholar, and a member of the Academic Cell of the Society of Students’ Welfare, introduced the forthcoming academic journal ‘The Scholar’ and encouraged the scholars to utilise the forum to publish their academic works. He also proposed to compile the basic data regarding Malayali research scholars in Delhi in the form of a Directory, for the wider use of the scholars.
Ahmad Mansoor, secretary of the society thanked the participants and urged them to be a part of this initiative and make most meaningful contribution to the humanity at large. MPhil PhD scholars of Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and IIT Delhi participated in the event.