"Necessity is the mother of invention and scarcity is the mother of innovation" said S. Karunanidhi, scientist at Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad
A three-day national-level workshop on “Research methodologies and effective publication practices’’ organised by NMAM Institute of Technology (NMAMIT) and co-sponsored by Technical Education Improvement Programme (TEQIP) of the Union Government began at Nitte in Udupi district on Wednesday.
According to a press release issued by the institute, over 100 delegates from engineering and management institutes, and degree colleges and polytechnics from Karnataka and neighbouring States are participating in the workshop.
Inaugurating the workshop, S. Karunanidhi, scientist at Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad, said that any research should benefit society and the nation. A person who worked selflessly for the country would attain a high position. Knowledge was happiness and ignorance was darkness. There was no limit for invention.
“Necessity is the mother of invention and scarcity is the mother of innovation”, he said.
Speaking after releasing the NMAMIT research bulletin, principal of the institute Niranjan N. Chiplunkar said there was now a demand for interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research.
“Researchers should carry out their work with seriousness, and their work should be open to debate and scrutiny,” he said.
Divakara Bhat, convener of the workshop, spoke about the scope and objectives of the workshop. Srinivas Pai proposed a vote of thanks. Sudesh Bekal, Dean (Research and Development) at the institute, was present.