Rajiv Gandhi University

An online short term course on ‘Research Methodology in Humanities’ got under at Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) in Arunachal Pradesh.

Organized by the university’s department of English, the five-day course would end on May 30 next.

Addressing the participants on the inaugural session, Professor E Suresh Kumar, the vice-chancellor of English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad emphasized on the relevance of research methodology courses for research in humanities.

Kumar also encouraged the organizers to explore avenues of online learning.

RGU vice-chancellor Professor Saket Kushwaha spoke on the importance of quality research and stressed on the necessity of continuous learning during the pandemic.

Professor Mundoli Narayanan from IIAS, Shimla spoke on ‘Ethics in Research in the Humanities’ while resource persons from USA, India and Saudi Arabia also participated in the e-inaugural session.

RGU joint registrar, Dr David Pertin informed that this is the first online ‘short term’ course and the fourth online course organized in a row by the RGU during the ongoing pandemic.

He further informed that, more than 100 participants from across India and six from abroad have enrolled for the course which is being coordinated by Dr P N Piraji and Dr C K Panda from the varsity’s department of English.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com