Srinagar, Jan 12: The Three-Week ‘International Interdisciplinary Research Methodology Workshop’ organized by Shah-i-Hamadan Institute of Islamic Studies concluded with valedictory function here on Tuesday.
A organising team member told Kashmir Glory that the session commenced with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran by Dr. Hafiz Shahnawaz Shah, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Persian, University of Kashmir followed by welcome address presented by Prof. Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, Head, Shah-i-Hamadan Institute of Islamic Studies and Director of the Workshop.
Prof. Bhat, as per the member, welcomed all the dignitaries and participants and presented a comprehensive report of all the technical sessions that were conducted throughout the Workshop.
With the formal start of the session, His Eminence Padma Shri Emeritus Prof. Akhtar ul Wasey, President, Maulana Azad University, Rajasthan was asked to deliver his keynote address.
In his address, the eminent Professor, as per the member, emphasized the ‘need of interdisciplinarity in research’ and enlightened the participants on the ‘importance of objectivity and open-mindedness in research pursuits.’
The Guest of Honor, Dr. Nisar Ahmad Mir, Registrar of the University of Kashmir, while congratulating the department on the successful completion of the workshop, highlighted the significance of the research theme and elaborated on ‘how the interdisciplinary approach was fundamental in enriching the knowledge of the participants and equipping them with necessary research concepts and tools’, the member said.
Prof. Bashir Ahmad Khan, Dean, School of Social Sciences, in his remarks as the Guest of Honour, commented on the ‘interdisciplinary nature of Islamic Studies’ and the ‘important aspect of inter-religious dialogue and research.’
In his presidential address, Prof. Shakeel Ahmad Ramshoo, Dean Research, University of Kashmir spoke about the ‘need to promote interdisciplinary framework which would provide a step-by-step guidance for the integration of data and knowledge across disciplines to achieve the research goals’, the member said.
During these three weeks, 19 technical sessions were conducted and the galaxy of resource persons who delivered lectures in these sessions included: Prof. Muhammad Hussain, Former Dean, School of Law, KU; Prof. M. Mumtaz Ali, Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, IIU Malaysia; Prof. Ishtiyaque Danish, Former Head, Dept. of Islamic Stuides, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi; Prof. Hamidullah Marazi, Head, Dept. of Religious Stuides, Central University of Kashmir; Prof. Abdul Rashid Bhat, Former Head, SHIIS; Prof. Kunwar Muhammad Yusuf Amin, Dept. of Pharmacology, AMU; Prof. Naveed Iqbal, Former Head, Dept. of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi; Prof. Jamal Ahmad Bashier, Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, IIU Malaysia; Prof. Naseem Ahmad Shah, Former Dean, School of Social Sciences, KU; Prof. G.N. Khaki, Chairman, Centre for Shaikh-ul-Alam Studies, KU; Prof. Muhammad Amanullah, Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, IIU Malaysia; Dr, Fatmir Shehu, Associate Professor, Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, IIU Malaysia; Dr. Husne Hilal Sahin, Head, Eurasian Studies, Gerisun University, Turkey; Dr. Abdul Majid Khan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Islamic Studies, AMU; and Dr. Manzoor Ah. Shah, Associate Professor, Dept. of Botany, KU, the organisers said.
The proceedings of all the technical sessions were coordinated by Dr. Nasir Nabi, Assistant Professor, SHIIS who also presented the Vote of Thanks towards the end even as Dr. Bilal Ahmad Wani, member of teaching faculty SHIIS provided all the technical and logistic support throughout the Workshop.
The workshop, according to the organisers, was participated by around 200 researchers and faculty members affiliated to different research centres and educational institutions, from different branches of learning throughout the country. The workshop was held through virtual mode keeping in view the current pandemic situation, they said. (KGNN)