Mangaluru, Apr 20: A day-long national conference on the topic of 'Collaborating across Disciplines through Interdisciplinary Research' held at Eric Mathias Hall, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru. The national conference is organised in association with UGC STRIDE (Scheme for Trans-Disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy)-Component 1.
Prof Kesavan Veluthat, former professor of Delhi University and Mangalore University delivered the keynote address. Prof Rajashekaran Pillai of Manipal Institute of Management was the guest of honour.
Dr Praveen Martis, SJ, principal, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru, in his presidential remark stressed the importance of interdisciplinary research. Prof Kesavan Veluthat in his keynote address spoke on 'Knowledge without Boundaries: Interdisciplinerity in Social Sciences' and narrated examples of the application of interdisciplinary research for the benefits of society. Professor Rajashekaran Pillai spoke on the topic 'Crafting a Scholarly Manuscript'. Dr Prasanna D Belur, associate professor, from NITK Surathkal also delivered a lecture on the topic 'Applied Research for Solving Societal Problems'.
Dr Suresh Poojary, convenor of the conference welcomed the gathering while introducing the exigency for research across disciplines. Dr Alwyn D’Sa, registrar and coordinator of UGC STRIDE and Fr Vincent Pinto SJ, finance officer graced the inaugural. The vote of thanks was proposed by the organising secretary, Dr Chandrashekara Shetty.