The University of Sargodha organized one-day interactive workshop on technical and patent writing on 25th June,2018, to provide the students with meaningful understanding of research publishing, presenting, applying for funds and all other research fields.
The workshop was organized by the Office of the Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry.
The workshop was divided in three sessions including opening, technical andquestion and answer session. The Chairman Department of Physics, Dr Nawaz Tahir was chief guest of the workshop while number of MPhil and PhD students participated in the workshop.
Speaking at the opening session, Dr Nawaz said that in the current times, higher education has attained a central role in the process of progress and prosperity. Since research is the essence of higher education therefore, the university gives it prime importance and it has successfully developed a research culture at its campus.
Dr Farooq Anwar, director ORIC delivered his talk on ‘Review and Research Article Writing’. He stressed on giving plenty of time to write a scientific review as to him, compiling years of scientific progress into a short review article is not easy and it requires good understanding of the literature and implications of the discoveries made thus far. He advised the students to start early, spend time reading literature extensively, stay on time and submit their review article by the deadline.
Dr Abdul Rauf Raza, Director Academics while delivering his talk on ‘Research Funds and Project Writing’, briefed the students about specific research fields for which the governments and other scholarship awarding agencies are providing funds. He guided them about selecting research field, exploring research funds and projects and writing award-winning research proposals.
Guest speaker from the Agricultural University Faisalbad, Dr Asif Nawaz shared his views on ‘Patent Writing’. He remarked that patent claims are difficult to write down because of peculiar format guidelines required by the patent office. Scholars should expand their potential and learn to draft and file a patent to achieve a modestly profitable outcome, he added.
Dr Shahid Iqbal, Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry delivered a lecture on ‘Thesis and Synopsis Writing’. He informed the students about various reference and citation styles and gave them tips for writing a perfect thesis and synopsis.
At the end, Dr Nawaz Tahir distributed shields among participants of the workshop.