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Jain (Deemed-to-be University) recently held its Annual Research Retreat for the 5th consecutive year. The purpose was to create a common platform for scholars across domains to meet together and discuss both their individual works in progress and major issues relating to research and academics.
The themes and speakers for each of the general and plenary sessions were meticulously selected, focusing on bettering the quality of the output of the research retreat with every year. A busy set of general & faculty plenary, concurrent, and breakout sessions were conducted over the two-day Retreat, which was attended by nearly 200 eminent speakers, research scholars, and doctoral guides.
The three general plenary sessions focused on the themes Towards Blue Economy : An Indian Perspective, Due Diligence in Research, andEmpirical Research and Policy Making in Education.The faculty plenary sessions were dedicated to each of the four major disciplines. The speakers gave insights on specific themes in the domains of Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences & Humanities, and Management.
The inaugural lecture was delivered by Dr. Chenraj Roychand, President, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) as is the tradition in the University’s research retreat every year. Dr. Roychand gave a motivational talk as he spoke on the importance of awareness and regulation of our Circadian Rhythm. “One’s productivity can increase with the understanding of the nuances of personal inspirations, strengths, motivations, and the working of the body. Therefore, achieving a Ph.D. is a process – but it will definitely happen.”
He further encouraged the scholars to stay on track by focusing on five areas that help build resilience. He urged them to use all the opportunities and facilities available saying, “It is in your hands to be extraordinary. If I was able to do something from nothing, you can do much more with the something that you already have.”