YCR Summer Research Programme was a great opportunity to learn and grow on a personal level. Not only it provided a chance to develop and diversify skill sets by engaging in a thought-provoking research experience but also lent an opportunity to virtually explore the world and build networks beyond the national borders. It was a 6-week programme that aimed at breaking the traditional disciplinary boundaries and delved into the emerging interdisciplinary research journey. We encouraged our participants to develop critical research questions that aimed to fundamentally transform societies for a better and inclusive future.
The programme was planned in a way that helped participants to develop their research questions related to the themes they chose to work on. Our esteemed research advisors, thereafter, supported them in developing their research and getting it published on credible platforms.
We believe that it is essential for students pursuing their degrees in research to have interdisciplinary knowledge and experience to be well prepared for the emerging globalized world. Interdisciplinary research allows students to go beyond traditional lines and enable them to develop different viewpoints and contrasting ideas for solving global problems. Furthermore, it is also crucial for effective policymaking that aims at addressing national and global issues. Therefore, at YCR Summer Research Programme we encouraged our participants to engage in diverse policy discourses and assisted them in devising efficient policies through our interdisciplinary approach.
Because our participants belonged to diverse backgrounds, we encouraged them to engage socially and academically. Given their respective strengths and weaknesses, our participants supported each other in different ways, which helped us in building a community-style environment that nurtured diversity and equality.