Certificate Course on Research Methodology


Assessment  methods

Each unit is assessed by several ways. Every Sat day a new unit will be started. A study guide available online should be followed.    Assignment for every unit in written form will be the main stem of the assessment process. Fellows will receive the assignment for the unit on Tuesday and completed assignment must be submitted by Friday 6 pm and will be assessed by a competent authority. On Friday 4 MCQ s will be available to the fellows. Fellows should read the rules for the MCQ and one by one total 4 will be available. Total time for MCQ will be 30 min. After completion of the answer this should be submitted, or it will be automatically submitted once time is over.  For the assignment there will be 20 marks and for MCQ 10 marks. Whole unit marks will act as formative assessment and it will be added to the marks of the module.

Plagiarism is a specific form of academic dishonesty involving the presentation of another as one’s own.  So direct copying from textbooks, journals, periodicals etc. with full acknowledgment of the actual author is a punishable offense. Paraphrasing and copying another work come’s under the same offense. So, a code of conduct for the teacher will be applicable for all participants.


Ethical issues

Participants will manage leave, class schedule, and reading time, assessment time and logistic by themselves. The authority for the course will not take any responsibility for these cases.

Result declaration

Once a module is completed after one week study period module final / summative examination will be held. There will be SAQ & SOE both online and results will be published online once scripts are examined.



Certificate Course on Research Methodology

·Course duration – 3 months

·Curriculum- A well-structured curriculum is prepared by the faculties and approved by the authority

·  Teaching-learning- Presentation by the unit faculty, group discussion & self-learning. Learning materials will be provided by the authority or list of the material will be given to the fellows. These are -1) specific chapter from books 2) article from journal and 3) website link

·Each Faculty is assigned for a specific unit. All the fellows should know the name, cell number and email address of his/her faculty and should contact the faculty whenever necessary which will be available online.

Adult learning is essentially self-learning. Fellows should pursue their learning by at least 10 hours of reading each week.

·Fellows should complete one unit in a week with a minimum 7 hours reading time per week.

·Assessment- Fellows will be assessed on-line during the course (formative) and on-site at the end of each module (summative) . 

Formative assessment (online) 90 in each module

a)     Assignment- 20 in each unit total 60 in each module

b)    MCQ 3, in each unit 10 marks total 30 in a module   

Fellows must submit one assignment for each unit. The whole formative assessment will be completed in one week.  After each module, there will be one week gap followed by online summative module completion examination

Tutor will provide feedback on the assignment when necessary. If the assignment is not satisfactory, fellows must submit it again with necessary corrections.