Our Correspondent Bahawalpur
The Publication Society of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur has conducted an international webinar and hands-on training under its series of workshops in science writing on reference management tools.
The advisor of the society Dr Umer Farooq was the focal person of this online workshop.
Vice-Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur Prof. Dr Athar Mahboob in his inaugural address reiterated the role of using various tools and software for reference management as a dire need for each research scholar.
He applauded the initiative taken by the society to create an atmosphere of effective science writing at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur in specific, and in the whole country in general. The panel of experts consisted of Prof. Dr Khalid Mehmood, Dean Economics, Punjab University Lahore, Prof. Dr Rubina Bhatti, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Prof. Dr Nuzhat Sial, Chairperson Zoology the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and Dr Imtiaz Rabbani Chairman Physiology, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore.
Technical session on hands-on training was provided by Vishal Gupta, Consultant and Certified Trainer of Elsevier. All the panel experts believed that allied aspects of science writing were down the drain in Pakistan and the quality of science documents (thesis/dissertations/articles etc) was at a decline.