SMVDU 22nd August, 2018: A Five-Day National Workshop on “Research Methodology & Current Research Trends” (22-26 January 2018) being organized by School of Languages and Literature was inaugurated in the auspicious premises of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. Varun K. Tripathi was the Chief Guest of the inaugural session. Also, Prof. Sudhir Pandey from Ahmedabad University, Gujarat and Prof. Hemanga Dutta, Post-Doc. (MIT, Cambridge US) from Department of Linguistics and Contemporary English, EFLU, Hyderabad were the eminent dignitaries present on the occasion. There are sixty participants, including local participants and delegates from different States. Dr. Anurag Kumar, Assistant Professor, School of Languages and Literature, convener of the National Workshop, presented the welcome address. Dr. Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi, Head, School of Languages and Literature and the coordinator of the event presented the inaugural address in which he informed that during the Workshop, the professors and experts from the IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, JNU, New Delhi, Banasthali Vidyapeeth, University of Kashmir, and in-house expert members will deliver expert lectures. Further, he highlighted how this national workshop will provide an exclusive platform for intensive discussions on a variety of facets of research methodology. Dr. Varun Kumar Tripathi, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences presented the formal address and highlighted the significance of such workshops on research. In his address he also congratulated Dr. Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi and his entire team for enthusiastically organizing such valuable events. Further, Ms. Isha Malhotra, Assistant Professor, School of Languages and Literature concluded the session by proposing the vote of thanks.