GMU Workshop on 2- Days Workshop on “Research Paper Writing and Publication” organised by IQAC from June 25 to 26, 2022

About Gujarat Maritime University

Gujarat Maritime University (GMU) is an endeavor by the Gujarat Maritime Board, Government of Gujarat to provide a fillip to the maritime sector by bridging the knowledge gap within the industry. GMU has been established to serve the global maritime community by producing educated and well-trained professionals in the maritime domain. It aims to enhance and increase the human capital and capacity of the maritime industry both in India and across the globe. To realize these objectives, a short-term online course on International Maritime Law has been designed.


The IQAC has been established for planning, guiding, and monitoring Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Enhancement (QE) activities at the colleges. The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent, and catalytic improvement in the performance of institutions. The IQAC channelizes and systematizes the efforts and measures of an institution towards academic excellence. It is a facilitative and participative organ of the institution. The IQAC at GMU is a driving force for ushering in quality by working out intervention strategies to remove deficiencies and enhance quality.

Introduction to the workshop program

The main objective workshop is to cover the basics of research methodology and to highlight the steps involved in writing a research paper and securing publication in a reputed journal.  The workshop focuses on the formulation of research questions, hypotheses, and literature review. It also aims to make the participants aware of the use of referencing tools, make them aware of the predatory journals, and highlight the importance of research ethics. It also aims to provide participants with solutions to research challenges.

Detailed Workshop Outline

Date and TimeModulesName of Resource Person
Day 1. Session I 10:00-13:00 ISTHow to structure a research paper 
Prof (Dr) Shashikala Gurpur,Director- SLS, Pune,Dean-Faculty of Law, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)Chairperson IP Cell, SIU.
Session II 14:00-15:30 IST  How to pick a journal  Predatory and clone journalsJournals to select:Scopus, Web of science, ABDC, SCImago, and UGC approved journals

Sanjo Jose, Librarian of St. Thomas’ College (Autonomous), Thrissur
Day 2 Session III10:00 -11:30 IST
How to use referencing tools:·  Mendeley·   Zotero

Mr Pallab Pradhan, Scientist (Library Science) at Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
 Session IV15:00 -18:00 IST 
Research ethics

(Professor (Dr.) Ramesh C.Gaur Dean, Director (Library & Information) & Head-Kalanidhi Division, IGNCA)
Session V 19:00-20:00 ISTMCQ Test  

Registration Details

1.     Registration Fee: Rs 500 (including GST)

2.     For Registration:


Prof (Dr) S. ShanthakumarDirector,Gujarat Maritime University

Event Convener

Mr. Abhay Singh

Assistant Professor of Law,

School of Maritime Law, Policy and Administration

Gujarat Maritime University

Phone: +91 7044070150



Mr. Manthan Desai

Teaching and Research Assistant,

School of Maritime Law, Policy and Administration,

Gujarat Maritime University

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