Mysuru: The 10-day Research Methodology Course, sponsored by Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) and organised by the Department of Studies in Anthropology, University of Mysore (UoM), was inaugurated on Monday at the UoM premises.
UoM Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof. Aisha M. Sheriff, speaking after inaugurating the course for M.Phil, Ph.D and PDF (Post Doctoral Fellows) Scholars in Social Sciences, said that the study of different communities through different angles is done in Social Sciences. Hence, one can understand the culture of their communities and countries. One can also understand the human nature and his past and present behaviour and this study will help us give a meaning to our lives. Anthropology will help make the study of human development, culture and social life and its impact easy, she added.
She further noted the words of renowned Anthropologist Prof. Ruth Benedict, “the aim of Anthropology is to keep the human being safe. By studying this many problems faced by the human beings in the current era can be solved.”
Prof. Mohan K. Gautam, Chancellor and President, European University of West, Netherlands, delivered the keynote address.
Prof. Premananda Panda, former Head, Department of Anthropology, Sambalpur University, Odisha, was the chief guest.
Prof. M.R. Gangadhar, Course Director and Chairman, PDF, research scholars and students were present.
The 10-day workshop will conclude on Oct.31.