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Research Methodology Webinar Series:
The research committee of St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous) organized the following webinars on research methodologies. The participants were the teaching staff of several colleges and universities from across India and in some cases from abroad as well. The participants highly appreciated the online sessions. Certificates of participation were issued to the participants. The recorded versions of the webinars can be accessed through the YouTube links given below.

Research Webinar 1: August 26, 2020: An online workshop on Intellectual Property Rights ( (organized by Dr (Fr) Joseph Lobo SJ)


  • “Growing significance of IPR and Initiatives from Govt. of Karnataka Centre for Export Promotion” by Smt. Prabhavati Rao (Facilitator, Intellectual Property Initiatives, Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Center, Dept. of Industries & Commerce, Govt. of Karnataka).
  • “Deep dive with Patents: Familiarize yourself with the Concepts, Procedures/Filing Mechanisms” by Dr. M N Bheemesh, Senior Advisor, ALMT Legal, Bengaluru (LL.M., Ph. D.)
  • “Copyrights: A significant IP tool: Key concepts and filing procedures” by Shri Vivekanand Sagar, IP Attorney and Consultant, Patent Information Centre, KSCST, Bengaluru (LLM, PGD.HRM, MA (Soc), PGD.HRL)

Research Webinar 2: October 7, 2020: Research Methodologies in Social Sciences ( (organized by Dr. Sujit Kumar & Dr. Nikhil Jha)


  • “Research methodology in labour studies” by Dr. Amirta Ghatak (Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR) Ahmedabad)
  • “Qualitative research designs for policy analysis” by Dr. Pradeep Ramavath J. (National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bengaluru)

Research Webinar 3: October 10, 2020: Research Methodologies in Literary Studies ( (organized by Dr. Arul Mani)

Topics:“Research and Method in Literary Studies” by Dr. Sindhu Janardan (Associate professor, Department of English, Ashoka Bhavan, Jnanabharathi Campus, Bangalore University)

Research Webinar 4: October 17, 2020: Research Methodology in Physical Sciences ( (organized by Dr. Sunita Rajamani, Dr. Raisa D’Souza & Dr. A. Mohan)


  • “Research and Publishing” by Prof. Dr. Ramesh Laxminarayan Gardas (Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai)
  • “Research skills and Thesis-writing” by Dr. Leena Shenoy (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, B.N.M. Institute of Technology, Bengaluru)

Research Webinar 5: November 6, 2020: Research Methodology in the Arts & Humanities ( (Organized by Dr. Swati Bandi)

Topic: “Storytelling as Research Method” by Dr. Ruth Goldman (Associate Professor, Communication Department, SUNY Buffalo State College, USA)

Research Webinar 6: November 26, 2020: Research Methodology in Biosciences( (Organized by Dr. A. Stephen)


  • “Application of Statistics in Biological Sciences Research” by Prof Dr K. Marimuthu (Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, AIMST University Bedong-Semeling, 08100 Semeling Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia)
  • “Recent Trends in Plant Science Research & Career Prospects in CSIR” by Dr V. Sundaresan (Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Plant Biology and Systematics, Research Center, GKVK Post, Allalasandra, Bengaluru)

Rev Dr Joseph Lobo SJ
Director, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous) Research Center