Certificate Course on Research Orientation


About the Course

Academic ranking and reputation of a University or Institution rest upon many measurable parameters which include, but are not limited to, (1) Infrastructure (2) Faculty (3) Research and Revenue (4) Alumni status (5) Collaboration (6) Student Exchanges.  Among these, the most important component appears to be research and revenue because it has an overwhelming influence on other components. For example, good research would automatically imply good faculty, awards, and honors, competitive admissions, access to research grants, state of the art laboratories, interdisciplinary interactions, the presence of international faculty/students and purposeful collaborations. Research capabilities also drive revenue growth through IPRs, consultancy and entrepreneurial innovations such as start-ups. Hence, research should be given a higher priority in University.


Spreading awareness about bibliometry and scientometry can drive ambition and quality consciousness among teachers, most importantly the younger generation of teachers upon whom the future rests.  Improving awareness about the ethical conduct of research, publication ethics, quality journals, peer review practices, science databases, and the many devices of scientometry and bibliometry can bring about an attitudinal change in youngsters. 


Course Objective

1.       To develop an informed opinion on current research practices

2.       To enable the candidate to critically evaluate and judge the quality of individual/ peer/ departmental/ institutional research in the global context

3.       To cultivate research culture and undertaking collaborative, interdisciplinary research

4.       To understand publication ethics, plagiarism and scientific misconduct

5.       To think and evaluate scientifically, ethically and critically


Course Outline

Bibliometry, Scientometry, Research on Research, Literature Search (Indexing, Scopus, Web of Sciences, PubMed, Google Scholar, etc. general & Boolean search methods), Research journals, indexing, journal quality parameters (Journal Impact Factor, SCImago Journal Ranking), author quality parameters (h-index, author ID, researcher ID, ORCID), institution quality parameters (World ranking, country ranking, h-index, collaborative index), peer review process, Scopus, SciVal, Web of Sciences, To go for publication or IPR? Publication process, selecting a suitable journal, predatory journals, formatting journal article, citing references, publication ethics (COPE, ICMJE, STM), Who should be authors and non-authors, plagiarism, scientific misconducts, article retractions, policies on retraction, author rights, author /affiliation naming ambiguity, bibliometric help in grant writing, collaboration, identifying probable collaborators using SciVal, promoting published work, citation metrics & altmetrics.


Course Duration

A week program of 36 contact hours, includes hands on training, group discussion, problem-solving tests, quizzes. Reading and Assignments (Web resources, YouTube, Scholarly Papers, Literature Search, formulating manuscript, etc.)


Course Credits: Two credits



Final year Postgraduate students / Research Scholars after PhD registration/ Faculty beginners

There will not be any entrance exam

Selection of candidate is first come first basis


Course Dates and Last date for Registration: Twice in a year as per the call/ Course Brochure


Course Timings: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm, Six days


Course Brochure: Click here to view / download Course Brochure


Course Application: Click here to download application

Fill and send it to cror.dor@manipal.edu and copy to yogendra.nayak@manipal.edu.


Mode of Payment: Click here for online payment.


The Coordinator: Dr Yogendra Nayak, Coordinator, Centre for Research on Research, Directorate of Research, MAHE Manipal; Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Email: yogendra.nayak@manipal.edu; Ph +91 9448154003


Contact: Miss Prathima

The In-Charge, Certificate Course on Research Orientation

Centre for Research on Research, Directorate of Research

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal – 576104.

Ph: 0820-2923439; email: cror.dor@manipal.edu; help.pure@manipal.edu