On 12th May 2013, Pokhara University Research Center successfully organized the one day workshop on “Proposal Evaluation and Selection Procedure Guidelines” in Hotel Landmark, Lakeside. The inaugural session was chaired by Mr. Umesh Prasad Gupta, Executive Director of PURC and the Vice Chancellor of Pokhara University Prof. Khagendra Prasad Bhattarai graced the occasion as a chief guest of the ceremony. The occasion marked presence of many distinct heads which included Registrar, Prof. Dr. Man Bhadur KC, Dean, Prof. Dr. Indra Pd Tiwari, The directors from UGC, CEDA, IOM and NAST, heads and office bearers of Pokhara University.
The program was hosted by Mr. Aatish Sambodhvardhan kaundaniyayan, Research Fellow of SHAS. The program started at 9:15 am with a welcome speech from Prof. Dr. Bishnu Pd Tiwari. He welcomed all the dignitaries, guest and participants of the workshop. The inaugural session was marked by speeches from Registrar of Pokhara University, Prof. Dr. Man Bdr KC, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Indra Pd Tiwari and Vice Chancellor Prof. Khangendra Pd Bhattarai. All the speakers highlighted the importance of research and its importance for the academic institutions. Mr. Umesh Gupta, Executive Director opened the Workshop highlighting the importance of guidelines for a research center. This was followed by prominent presentations from Mr. ArjunThapa, coordinator and lecturer from SDSE and Mr. Deepanjal Shrestha, lecturer from ICT division of Office of The Controller of Examinations.
Mr. Thapa presented the initial background of the research activity and PURC while Mr. Shrestha presented the guideline draft of the workshop. The first session concluded after comments from Prof. Dr Harinder Thapalia, Director of Research Division UGC, Prof Dr. Ram Chandra Dhakal Executive Director of CEDA, TU, Prof. Dr. Jeevan Bahadur Serchand Director of Research Center IOM , Mr. Ishwar Pd Khanal, Chief, Faculty of Science NAST and Sr. Scientist Dr. Bhoj Raj Pant, NAST.
The second session started after the lunch and all the participants of the workshop were divided in the three groups for finalizing the sub topics namely (I) “Research proposal and progress report format”, (II) “Proposal evaluation criteria” and (III) “Eligibility Criteria and Grant release process of the faculty research grant”. The second session concluded with presentation from Mr. Deepak Raj Paudel, Lecturer, SOB on Proposal evaluation criteria, Mr. Dipendra Yadav Deputy Controller and lecturer presented on the topic Research proposal and progress report format and finally Mr. Nam Raj Dhami presented on Eligibility criteria and grant release process of faculty research grant. An active participation was seen from the different members of the workshop which leaded to guideline draft finalization and the theme. The workshop concluded at 6:45 pm with vote of thanks from the executive director, PURC.