Academic Writing

By Dr Ajay Semalty   |   H.N.B. Garhwal University (A Central University) Srinagar Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
Learners enrolled: 12532

Number of Credits :-4

In academic and research, who does not want the publications? In spite of being the vital requirement in academic & research career there is no comprehensive set up of learning academic writing in the knowledge domain.  This course aims to fill this gap by providing the fundamental knowledge required for effective and result oriented academic writing. It is a foundation course and the application of this knowledge completely depends on an individual learner and his or her area of research.
Objective of Course
 Upon completing the course, one would be able 
1. To understand the importance of academic writing 
2. To understand and avoid the plagiarism 
3. To understand the basic skills of literature review 
4. To understand the basic skills of research paper, review paper and thesis writing.
5. To target the research work to suitable journal and communicate for publication
6. To understand Time and team management 
7. To understand digital writing or OER development
8. To understand research proposal writing, conference abstract and book writing 
Target Group: Any student or learner who wants to learn the academic writing. The course shall be helpful for PG students, research scholars, young scientists and faculty members for their career growth.  

Team AW

Dr Ajay Semalty
(Course Coordinator & Subject Matter Expert)

Dr Mona Semalty 
(Co-Course Coordinator & Subject Matter Expert)

Prof Rajat Agrawal  
(Subject Matter Expert)

Mr Lokesh Adhikari
(Instructional Designer)

Pandavaas Creations Pvt. Ltd.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 15 Jul 2019
End Date : 01 Nov 2019
Exam Date : 09 Nov 2019 IST
Enrollment Ends : 10 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 4
Level : Postgraduate

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Course layout

Week 1 
Academic & research writing: Introduction; Importance of academic writing; Basic rules of academic writing
Week 2 
English in academic writing I & II; Styles of research writing
Week 3 
Plagiarism: Introduction; Tools for the detection of plagiarism; Avoiding plagiarism
Week 4 
Journal Metrics
Week 5
Author Metrics
Week 6
Literature review: Introduction, Source of literature;  Process of literature review
Week 7
Online literature databases; Literature management tools
Week 8
Review Paper Writing, I & II
Week 9
Research paper writing I, II, III
Week 10
Referencing and citation; Submission and; Post submission
Week 11
Thesis Writing I, II & III
Week 12
Empirical Study I, II & III
Week 13
Challenges in Indian research & writing; Team management (mentor and collaborators);  Time Management
Week 14
Research proposal writing; Abstract/ Conference Paper/ Book/ Book Chapter writing; OERs: basic concept and licenses
Week 15
Open Educational Resources (OERs) for learning & Research; OERs development I & II

Instructor bio

Dr Ajay Semalty
H.N.B. Garhwal University (A Central University) Srinagar Garhwal (Uttarakhand)

M. Pharm. (Pharmaceutics), MBA (Operations Management); Ph. D., PDF Meijo University, Japan; Academic and research experience of 15.5 Yrs with 1 yr Industrial Experience; Completed 8 research projects funded by various agencies; Published 73 papers, 6 books, 2 patents (01 granted). He has presented papers in more than 100 conferences; Highly cited researcher of the field (h index 23); Awarded Daiko Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and invited by Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan as visiting scientist for research for FY 2011-12; Awarded with the prestigious national Research Award by UGC, New Delhi and Young Scientist Award of the year 2007 by Uttarakhand Council of Science & Technology (UCOST); Expert reviewer of Iceland Research Foundation Iceland; Israel Research Foundation Israel and Scientific Expert (REPRISE) for Ministry of Institution and University Research (MIUR), Italy; Delivered invited lectures on OER, Plagiarism, MOOCs, nanotechnology etc. Member of The Asian Council of Science Editors, APTI and IPA; Editorial Board Member and Peer reviewer of various national and International reputed journals; The University SWAYAM Coordinator of Garhwal University; Supervised 20 M. Pharm research projects; Research interest include cyclodextrin and lipid complexes, Small angle neutron scattering (SANS), nanoparticles, natural products for drug delivery like obesity and hair loss. 

Course certificate

30 Marks will be allocated for Internal Assessment and 70 Marks will be allocated for external proctored examination”

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