Workshop on ‘Perspective of Manipuri Culture’ to promote quality research

The workshop aims to promote innovative culture for trans-disciplinary, national and international collaborative research especially in universities and colleges.


A three-day workshop on ‘Perspectives on Manipuri Culture (with special focus on Manipur dance)’ was launched at Manipur University, Imphal Thursday to promote innovative culture for trans-disciplinary, national and international collaborative research especially in universities and colleges.

The workshop was organised by the department of Dance and Music, MU under the aegis of UGC STRIDE: Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy, New Delhi. It aims at inculcating young aspiring minds in grasping an in-depth analysis of the relevance of culture in society, its relations with dance as an art form and the nuances of Manipuri dance and culture from various perspectives, MU project coordinator P Lilabati Devi said.

The workshop tries to formulate diverse themes and sub-themes such as diaspora relations to further implement the STRIDE objective of promoting and creating an action-oriented research and high-impact research among the motivated faculty from diverse disciplines focusing on issues and problems related to local, regional and national levels, she said.

"Such workshops could create an appropriate environment for students and researchers alike to equip them to undertake quality research and attain excellence," Lilabati said.

The scheme aims to develop research culture and interest among young faculty, scholars and students to pursue careers and undertake high quality research in trans-disciplinary areas that augment and expand their research capacity, she added.

It is meant for the development of researchers and teams via training through competitive selection, to design research, follow research ethics, write research grant proposals, effectively execute the research, publish and patent research findings, Lilabati said.

The function was attended by vice-chancellor of MU Amar Yumnam as chief guest, department of Dance and Music MU head P Gunindro Singh as president and dean of Student Welfare MU Th Ratankumar Singh as guest of honour.

First Published:Jan. 21, 2021, 8:41 p.m.

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