RONO HILLS, Nov 24: The week-long national workshop on Data Handling using SPSS has concluded at Rajiv Gandhi University here on Tuesday. The workshop was organised by the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Department of Economics, RGU virtually from November 17 to 23.
Speaking at the valedictory function, RGU Vice-Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha stressed on skill enhancement of research scholars through such workshops. He lauded the CDS for organizing the capacity building workshop using SPSS software and urged the CDS to organize similar workshops for faculty members of the varsity and colleges affiliated to it in order to enhance their research abilities.
Pro-VC Prof Amitava Mitra stated that the use of statistical data and SPSS are ever increasing in social science research and appreciated the CDS for taking the initiative to organize such a workshop. He urged the organisers to include research scholars who also use statistical data in their research work from various other departments as participants in future programmes.
The Dean (Academic Affairs) Prof S K Singh also praised the CDS for organizing such capacity building programmes. Prof Gyan Prakash Singh, Dept of Statistics, Banaras Hindu University, who attended as the resource person, also spoke and advised all the participants to apply the knowledge gained in the workshop in their research work.
Earlier, Prof Vandana Upadhyay, head, Dept of Economics, RGU and the coordinator, CDS, welcomed all the dignitaries and participants. Around 53 research scholars and faculty members from different universities and colleges of the country participated in the workshop. The technical sessions were conducted by Prof Gyan Prakash Singh, BHU and Dr Gargi Tyagi, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan.