Swami Vivekananda Library & Resource Centre, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Ph.D. Programme Office organized a training programme on “Shodh-Chakra: Features and Resources for Researchers” on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 2.30pm.
The training programme was conducted on Google Meet by Dr. Abhishek Kumar Scientist-E (CS), INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) as the keynote speaker along with Mrs. Veshnavi Ambade (Project Associate). The session started with the welcome address by Mr. Yogesh Singh Malik (Library Assistant), MRU. Dr. Abhishek Kumar highlighted the concept and features of Shodh-Chakra as a digital workspace and how it can be effectively utilized to enhance research productivity with an aim to provide universities, supervisors, and research scholars with resources for gathering, organizing, storing, and citing research material as needed. He demonstrated the various functionalities and tools available on the platform, providing practical guidance to the participants on how to make the most of the resources offered. After a brief introduction of Shodh-Chakra Dr. Abhishek Kumar handed over the training programme to Mrs. Veshnavi Ambade. Further in the training, she mentioned how this portal can be accessed after signing an MoU between the university and INFLIBNET. Enlightening further about the features available to stakeholders, she explained the following among other features:
- How the profile of scholar(s) and guide(s) is created and maintained in the Shodh-Chakra;
- How it helps researcher(s) to find relevant literature from millions of scholarly articles from Shodhganga, Google Scholar, IRINS, Crossref, and other databases;
- How this platform stores collects, organizes, and manages scholarly resources in a personalized resource space known as My Library;
- How researchers can store information about scholarships and fellowships received and other administrative details.
Adding further, she mentioned how the Shodh-Chakra provides access to pre-populated Knowledge Resources that are useful sources of information for a researcher before beginning the research work. The training programme ended with a one-on-one doubt-clearing session. Dr. Mamta Kaushik, Deputy Librarian delivered the Vote of Thanks. The Training Programme was successfully attended by 46 unique people.