Marga Institute - Centre for Development Studies

Research methodology course for Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration

Research methodology course for Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration

The Marga Institute conducted a customized training programme on research methodology for selected staff members of Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration, from the 16th to the 23rd of October 2014. The Programme was sponsored by Agri Team Canada Consulting Limited.

The objective of the course was to enhance knowledge of selected staff of Official Languages Commission (OLC) and Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration, on research process, relevance of their role for academic/ applied /policy research and the specific roles played by them in the process of conducting research. The overall purpose of the course was to guide policy formulation processes of the ministry of National Languages.

66 persons from the Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration and a few staff members of National Languages Project underwent training for a period of 4 weeks (15 X 3 Hour sessions)

Training sessions were conducted at Marga Institute in Sinhala (2 programmes) and in Tamil on:

  • 16th October 2014 – 5th November, 2014 (number 30 participants for 8 days)
  • 2nd March -6th March 2015     (10 participants   – 5days)
  • 16th March to 20th March 2015 – (26 participants 5days)