“Teachers, Librarians and Professionals at the tertiary level education have greater responsibility in making today’s society an knowledge society by undertaking research which will produce not only real results but also realizable result. The media has a greater role to play in making the public aware of this activity by giving effective publicity for academic and research matters in headline” said Prof. Syed Akheel Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, Yenepoya University, Managlore, during his inaugural address on a one-day Workshop on “Funding Agencies for Research Projects and Designing Project Proposals” on 19-12-2008 organized by the departments of Library and Research and Development Cell, St.Agnes College in association with Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu Library Association at St. Agnes College, Mangalore. He also added that the management must encourage the librarians, professionals and researchers in their venture, as it is a matter of advance of the present society towards developed society.
Dr. M.S. Moodithaya, Director, Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management,Nitte, released the newsletter and proclaimed that knowledge entrepreneurship is of utmost important in order to gain real power to move forward. Dr. Vishala B.K., the Co-ordinator of the programme emphasized the need of the workshop and commended the response by the delegates participated from Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu and Udupi Districts. Dr. (Sr.) Marie Prem D’Souza A.C. Principal of St. Agnes College presided over the function.
Dr. M.K. Bhandi, Librarian of Mangalore University, in his valedictory address expressed the urgency of the librarian becoming torch-bearer in showing direction to the knowledge seekers for research. Dr. Manjunatha K.,President DK&KLA welcomed the gathering and Dr. Purushothama Gowda, Vice-President, proposed vote of thanks.
The workshop was followed by 4 technical sessions on various international, national and regional funding agencies which offer funds to pursue major and minor research and also to develop to designs of project proposals in science and social science by the eminent resource persons – Dr. Krishna Kothai –Director, Rural Development Centre, Manipal University, Manipal, Dr. Kaiser Nikham-Reader,Department of Library and Information Science,Manasagangothri, University of Mysore., Prof. P.L. Dharma.-Dept.of Political Science, Mangalagangothri,Konaje, and Prof. B.K. Sarojini-Dept.of Chemistry P.A.College of Engineering Nadupadavu, Mangalore.