Udupi, May 28: The MAHE-Student Research Forum (MSRF) and Centre for Doctoral Studies (CDS) under the aegis of the Directorate of Research (DoR), MAHE organized an academic event ‘PhD Conclave -2022’ for final year PhD scholars on 27 and 28 May 2022.
PhD conclave is a competition which will provide platform for PhD scholars who are consistent in their research performance to showcase and communicate their ongoing research activities and research outcomes in a crisp and effective way. By doing so, these scholars will inspire other research scholars to perform better. In addition, the event will facilitate interaction among PhD scholars, researchers and faculty members of other Institutions promoting exchange of ideas and innovations.
The inaugural ceremony was held on May 27 at Sharada Hall, Manipal College of Health Professions, MAHE Dr Vasudha Devi, deputy director, Centre for Doctoral Studies, Directorate of Research, MAHE provided an overview of the event and welcomed the gathering. The programme was inaugurated by honourable Lt (Gen) Dr M D Venkatesh, vice-chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Dr Satish Rao, director-research, MAHE was present during inaugural ceremony.
Megha Nataraj, PhD Scholar, General Secretary of MSRF and the event convenor rendered vote of thanks. More than 150 members comprising the Heads of Institutions (HOIs), Functional heads, Heads of Department (HOD), Faculty & Staff, Ph.D. scholars and other attendees were present.
During the inaugural function, Lt (Gen) Dr M D Venkatesh, said that, in the last 70 years, MAHE has been at the forefront in research-related activities. Further, in the last 2 years, MAHE has been encouraging high-quality research of social impact through research funding, research incentives and scholarships. Research shouldn’t be seen just as an academic option, but rather as a career option. For a country to progress, research must happen for the creation of knowledge, creation of new services, and new ideas and discoveries. MAHE has been adding research output at a rate of 16% to 20%. However, MAHE is striving to increase it many folds. This is possible by the contributions from the major cohort of people who comprise mainly PhD candidates. He suggested that scholars should cross the limits, publish more, write more, and do more IPR-based activities and collaboration-based activities. MAHE aspires to be in the top 500 universities in next few years. Therefore, it requires a collective effort and contribution from PhD scholars, their supervisors and PhD coordinators.