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The Spirit of Research: Purpose, Attitude and Methodology

The Spirit of Research: Purpose, Attitude and Methodology

Indic Academy offers a short orientation course by Prof. Nagaraj Paturi on the nature of research for aspiring researchers. It introduces the spirit of research, its purpose and methodology that is not given adequate emphasis in typical University research methodology courses. It also outlines the attitude a winning researcher must have. It is a prerequisite course for participating in short-term research fellowships offered by Indic Academy.

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Medium of Instruction
English
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Bachelor's in any discipline
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Online through Indica Courses Learning Portal
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Introduction

This is a short orientation course on the nature of research for aspiring researchers. It introduces the spirit of research, its purpose and methodology that is not given adequate emphasis in typical University research methodology courses. It complements such courses by focussing on the philosophy and spirit behind the various methodological conventions in vogue. It also outlines the attitude a winning researcher must have.

If you want to be an impactful researcher, this course is a must for you.

Indic Academy offers several short-term research fellowships to hone the critical inquiry skills of aspiring researchers and give them an opportunity to innovate. This course is a prerequisite for participating in the short-term research fellowships.

Expected Outcomes

  • Gain clarity on how to approach research and formulate your research problem.
  • Understand how to pick and address the target audience of your research for impact.
  • Learn how to narrow down the scope of your research while keeping it innovative.
  • Get a guide on how to structure your thesis dissertation to be concise and precise.

Beneficiaries

  • Aspiring researchers, Ph.D. students and research faculty members
  • Recipients of Indic Academy research grants.

Delivery:

  • This course was conducted as a mix of concept elucidations and live interactions with participants to help them put those concepts into practice.
  • It is now offered as a self-paced course, and has 4 recorded sessions of 1.5hrs each.

Syllabus

  • What IS and IS NOT research.
  • What is the expected outcome and for whom is it intended.
  • Research as an exercise in critical inquiry to answer a question not answered before
  • Choosing the target audience for your research.
  • The spirit behind research methodologies.
  • Choosing the right methodology to prove your thesis.
  • Structure of a thesis
  • Case studies: Interaction with current and aspiring research scholars to put these concepts into practice.
Faculty
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Dr. Nagaraj Paturi

Director, Indic Academy

Dr Nagaraj Paturi trained in Sanskrit and Advaita Vedanta by his hyper-polyglot, polymath and spiritually accomplished sakala-shaastra-paarangata father, late Sri Paturi Sitaramanjaneyulu garu, he is seriously committed to the transmission of Vedic sciences to the present generation. He designed a very big number of courses of contemporary applications of Vedic Sciences and has been successfully teaching them and getting them taught. Presently he is Director, Inter-Gurukula – University Centre for Indic knowledge Systems of Indic Academy And Distinguished Professor, Curriculum Designer, Executive Committee Member and Member, Board of Studies, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune. Member, Board of Studies for Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Kavikulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University, Veda Vijnana Gurukula. Formerly Senior Professor of Cultural Studies FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of Liberal Education Former Visiting Professor, University of Chicago, US) In his PhD (1998, UoH) Developed Indic Model of Myth Criticism of Literature. MPhil (1987, UoH) Brought out Vakyapadiyam as theoretical foundation of Ashtaadhyaayee Around 50 publications, around 60 conference /seminar/ workshop papers. Consultancy to numerous culture research and theater and dance innovation projects. Scores of creative writing works for Classical Dance, Modern Theater and magazines. Several series of talks and other programs on Radio and Television channels.