Anweshan is the Research Cell of Pushpanjali College of Education. The cell organises the
- Annual Research Paper Reading Sessions
- Research Methodology Course for students
- Rendering guidance to those pursuing research
- Encouraging faculty to carry out research and publish research findings
Details about researches conducted can be accessed at http://anweshan.webs.com/
Paper reading sessions 2016
The Annual Paper Reading Session of Anweshan Research Cell held on the 30th of April 2016 was
chaired by Dr Aruna Samant, Lecturer, Thomas Baptista Junior College. Over 50 participants
benefited from the session where multidisciplinary topics were presented.
Dr Aruna Samant presented her paper on 'Standardization of Achyranthes aspera Linn.Stem using
Pharmacognostic and Phytochemical Evaluation'. In this paper she discussed how she
standardised procedures of the common herb which holds great promise for many diseases. Indeed
a laudable step towards systematic application of indigenous knowledge regarding medicinal
Ms Sneha DSouza presented the detailed use of Project RISE which has evolved into an
educational App that can be used for inservice teacher development. Small increments lead to
gradual changes and thus great teachers can be shaped through observation and feedback cycles.
Dr Cerena D'Cunha's paper elaborated on Vroom's Expectancy Theory wherein she discussed how
student teacher performance is enhanced by motivation. the paper gave insights into how to use
motivation to leverage teacher performance.
Dr Sonia Nunes elucidated how transformational leadership and school health play a vital role
with respect to organisational climate of the educational institution. Truly, if our
educational institutions are led by visionary leaders, the entire educational system stands to
Ms Cindrella D'Mello dwelt on different aspect of political socialization and discussed how
students pursuing different vocational courses vary with respect to their levels of political
socialization.The paper made us aware of the need to consider the right type of political
socialization that is required to ensure a successful democracy.