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By: English Language Centre with inputs from Mr. CK Posted: 03/05/2017

SQU invites Mr. CK, Editor-Ibra Journal of ELT, to join a panel discussion on "Research and Publishing"

Sultan Qaboos University invites the editor of Ibra Journal of ELT, Mr. Kodhandaraman Chinnathambi, to join a panel discussion as part of the 7th Annual Student Research Conference day, held on 4th April 2017 by the English Department at the College of Arts and Social Sciences.

The conference started with a plenary on “Research and the Workplace” by Mr. Hamoud Al Amri (Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Post Graduate Affairs, SQU) and Ms. Marwa Al Rahji (Student Counselling Centre, SQU). After the plenary, parallel sessions were held from 9.15 am to 3.10 pm for the four disciplines such as Language, Literature, Translation and Sociology.

About 28 undergraduate students presented their research work and findings. Each discipline had seven presentations and a duration of 30 minutes was allotted for each presentation.

After the parallel sessions were over, the panel discussion on “Next Steps: Publishing Opportunities” was held at 3.15 pm in Lecture Theatre 7. Mr. CK was invited first to address the students. He spoke on his personal research experience and his sponsored research conference trips to Al-Buhari International University, Malaysia and National University of Singapore, Singapore. Along this line, he highlighted the current research practices and gaps in ELT and motivated students to pursue their research in those areas. He also presented in detail the publishing opportunities that Ibra College of Technology can offer via Ibra Journal of ELT. Following him, Dr. Suzanne Shunnaq (Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, SQU), Ms. Fatma Al-Ajmi (Horizon, SQU), Dr. Ali Zefreti (ELT Journal, SQU) also explained the possibilities of publishing opportunities in their respective journals.

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