MANGALORE: Research is nothing but discovering the unknown truth which is being accepted globally, said Prakash P Kumar, professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore.
He inaugurated a two-day International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering (ICETE-’13) at NMAM Institute of Technology near here on Wednesday.
“In research methodologies, scientists and engineers think alike. They systematically and analytically think the ways to solve the problem,” he said.
He noted that interpreting research data differs from person to person based on his perspective; each one is unique in his interpretation. New ideas means extension of the knowledge and it can be improved by going through the original research, attending seminars and international conferences, interacting with the experts and so on, he added. He exhorted the research delegates gathered in large number to be specific in the approach and objectives and open minded. “Get feedback from several people to improve further, learn appropriate techniques. Record your work activities in a detail,” he advised.
After releasing the conference proceedings, Principal Niranjan N Chiplunkar in his presidential address suggested not to lose heart in the event of failure in the first few attempts.
K Subrahmanya Bhat, Programme Committee Chair said that about 100 technical papers will be presented during these two days by PG/PhD scholars from all over India and abroad in four disciplines namely computer science and engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics and communication engineering and civil engineering.
Experts drawn from India and abroad will conduct Tutorial Sessions in all the four tracks. About 25 papers will be presented in Poster sessions, he added.