Writing a scientific manuscript is an endeavour that challenges the best minds, yet it is very rewarding once the body of work comes to fruition. Researchers carefully draft manuscripts allowing them to share their original ideas and new discoveries with the scientific community as well as to the general population. With the above note, Kanchepuram Local Centre of The Institution of Engineers India in collaboration with Agni College of Technology (ACT) organised a one day Faculty Development Programme on "Art of Scientific Manuscript Writing and Publication Skills on 02.11.2017 at Agni College of Technology.
The Event started with a Welcome Address by Ms. Kavitha Vijayaraghavan, FDP Convenor, ACT followed by the Inaugural Address by Dr.S R R Senthil Kumar, Hony. Secretary, IEI, Kancheepuram Local Centre, Principal, Agni College of Technology, Chennai. The Principal narrated the importance of research in this era and how teachers can do effective research.
Dr Srinivasan Alavandar, Dean Academics, Agni College of Technology delivered a lecture on Effective research and publication. The lecture was a real opener for the participants to get an insight about research problem identification and the various steps to be followed for an effective research. He portrayed the various high impact journals for scientific publications. He also elaborated on Plagiarism, H- Index and Citations. His lecture was of great help to the beginners and it would have paved way to continue their research on a right path.
Dr.R.Karthikeyan, Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Agni College of Technology delivered a lecture on How to write a research article? His lecture outlined a glimpse of How to start a research work? The different phases of Research and finally the art of writing an effective research article. He highlighted that good teaching skills are the traits of an effective research.
There were more than 40 participants from various departments of Agni college of Technology. The participants were very interactive throughout the session.
The event was concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Kavitha Vijayaraghavan, FDP Convenor, Agni College of Technology.