LIBA in collaboration with Assumption University, Thailand jointly organized the online FDP on Thesis Writing on 20th January 2022. Overwhelmingly, more than 145 participants attended the online FDP from Loyola campuses as well as from different academic institutions spanning across India.
The LIBA Research Department organized the FDP, and Dr. Deepa Ittimani, the convenor, delivered an introduction and summary of the relevance of the Thesis Writing workshop. The session was inaugurated by Director, Rev. Fr. C. Joe Arun, who talked on the theme “Why Thesis?”
Dr. Akanksha Jaiswal initiated the first session, which focused on “Writing quality journal articles, with an emphasis on abstracts and paragraphs.” Dr. Marrissa Fernando, MMOD, Assumption University, Thailand, led the second session, which was titled “Literature Review.” The session on “Justification of Research Methodology” was led by Dr. Isaac Varghese. Dr. Deepak Mathivathanan led the final session, which covered “Research database software Mendeley and plagiarism checking with Turnitin.”
The FDP inspired and educated both Ph.D. students and guides on the fundamentals of quality research, chapter organization, and hands-on instruction with the research database software Mendeley, culminating in a demonstration of plagiarism detection using Turnitin software. The participants expressed a desire to attend more LIBA organized FDPs in the future, particularly on advanced research issues.