To commemorate World Doctorates Day on 25th August, Amity University Haryana is all geared up to organise the 9th International Conference on Issues & Challenges in Doctoral Research (ICICDR) under the aegis of “Global Network of Doctorates”.
The conference aims to strengthen India’s mission for not only increased research contribution but also producing more doctorates who may become the drivers of India’s academic growth as enshrined in the NEP. The seminar will also highlight the issues related to ethics, collective efforts from government, Universities and corporate that are not only desired at the policy level but also at the implementation level.
The event will be inaugurated by Prof. Dr Vijay P. Bhatkar, Chancellor, Nalanda University and President, Vijyan Bharti, popularly recognised as the India’s Architect of Super -Computer.
The conference will have the presence of Founder President for Amity Education Group Dr Ashok K Chauhan and will be presided over by Dr Aseem Chauhan, Chancellor Amity University Haryana. Prof Dr. Kamal Kant Dwivedi, Founder & Chairman of Global Network of Doctorates will be chairing the conference and presenting the genesis of the conference. The Nobel Laureates Shri Kailash Satyarthi and Shri Mohammad Yunus, noted scientist Dr Raghunath Mashelkar and eminent educationist Dr J S Rajput will be addressing the conference virtually and share their rich thoughts and valuable guidance.
Dr. Aseem Chauhan, Chairman and Chancellor of Amity University, said, “Across the globe, there is a growing concern on the relevance and quality of PhDs produced by universities. In India, we are grappling with strategies to improve and maintain the quality of doctoral research and at the same time we are not able to attract best minds towards doctoral programs and academics”.
Dr. Assem Chauhan further added, “We are honoured to organize our 9th International Conference on Issues & Challenges in Doctoral Research. Through this conference, we want to address problems faced by students who want to pursue Doctoral research and ways to overcome it”.
Nearly 40 eminent Speakers, including Vice Chancellors from 15+ Universities in India and abroad and Top academicians from educational institutions will address the conference. Some of the notable speakers are Prof. Dr. Raj Singh, Vice Chancellor, JAIN (Deemed to be University) Bengaluru, Prof. Dr. Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General AIU, (New Delhi), Prof. Dr. Sayalee Gankar, Vice Chancellor, DY Patil University, (Pune), Prof. Dr. V.K. Malhotra, Member Secretary, ICSSR, (New Delhi), Prof. Dr. Rakesh Bhatnagar, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Rajasthan, Prof Dr P B Sharma, Vice Chancellor Amity University Haryana, Prof. Surinder Jaswal, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS),Mumbai, Pro. Dr. Quinton C. Kanhukamwe, Vice Chancellor, Harare Institute of Technology (Zimbabwe), Prof. R.K. Tiwari, Professor, NY Medical School, (New York) and Dr. Rajyalakshmi Manda, former Principal Research Scientist, DCIDSTB, Nashville, USA.
One of the main highlights of the conference is to release an “Amity Declaration on Quality in Doctoral Research”.