Mangaluru, May 4: Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Library and Learning Group, and Research and Facilities Group, of St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC) in collaboration with INFLIBNET Centre, Gujarat, organized a "User Awareness Programme on IRINS" for the faculty members of the college on April 26 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM on hybrid mode.
Dr Vincent Crasta, dean-Academics, welcomed the gathering, highlighted the programme's objectives and introduced the resource person, Dr Kannan P, Scientist-E (LS), INFLIBNET Centre, Gujarat.
The programme was inaugurated by lighting the ceremonial lamp virtually by Fr Wilfred Prakash D'Souza, director of SJEC, Fr Alwyn Richard D'Souza, assistant director of SJEC, Dr Rio D'Souza, principal of SJEC, Dr Vincent Crasta, Dr Sudeer M, Dean-R&D, Dr Shreeranga Bhat, Head-IQAC, Ragesh Raju, chairperson of Library and Learning Group and Dr Felcy D'Souza, librarian, SJEC.
Dr Rio D'Souza, in his address, mentioned the importance of showcasing the research productivity of the institute, and improving the citations said that every faculty should create their research identity and focus on building a scholarly network of SJEC and faculty members as well.
The dignitaries launched the portal IRINS @ SJEC during the inaugural. In his keynote address, Dr Kannan P said that IRINS facilitates the academic, R&D organizations and faculty members, and research scholars to collect, curate, and showcase the scholarly communication activities and provide an opportunity to create the scholarly network of higher educational institutions.
In his presidential address, Fr Wilfred Prakash D'Souza, said research and publications are crucial to grow and prospect in an academic career. Higher Educational institutions should collaborate with other research organizations and improve the research productivity of the institute.
The inaugural was followed by the session on IRINS by Dr Kannan P. He explained the importance of IRINS.
Dr Shreeranga Bhat, head-IQAC, moderated the session. Dr Felcy D'Souza proposed a vote of thanks.
The programme was compered by Prathima S, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry.
More than 100 faculty members attended the programme.