• Promoting English Literary Studies

    Association encourage and inspire young minds and research scholars for the English literary studies through its events organized periodically.

  • Association Welcome Collaborations

    To achieve the best possible results there is always a scope for collaboration through Memorandum of Understanding with the Association.

  • Participate and Present in Conferences

    Association organizes perodic conferences on topics from English literary studies. Join professional development network.

  • Support in Research

    Association strives to compile research resoruces repository to support researchers. AELS appreciate librarians cooperating for this project.

  • Wecome to Register Membership

    Association offer student and teacher membershiips. Online and offline mode of registration is available for those interested to join.

Who We Are

Association for English Literary Studies (AELS) is a subject specific scholarly organization promoting research and publication in English literary studies. Out mission is to explore the relationship between text and literary meaning.

What We Do

Organize expert talks, conferences, webinars and put forward new ideas and best practices relevant to researchers and educators.
  • Research Resources

    • We offer suggestions on specific topics for research and docummanuscript to researchers.
  • Collaboration

    • AELS invite other organizations for academic exchange through non-monetary Memorandum of Understanding with us. Read More
  • Membership

    • Teachers, students and those who are interested are welcome join and be a part of the Association.
  • Online Journal

    • The Context (ISSN 2349-4948) is a peer reviewed, indexed ejournal of English literary studies, published quarterly by AELS in Open Access. Read More
  • Consulting

    • We offer consulting in topic selection, research proposal preparation and documentation to researchers.
  • Call for Papers

    • The Context Journal (ISSN 2349-4948) is open for submissions. Kindly submit your papers by email to: info@aels.in Read More

Research Publication and Ethics Course Mandatory for degree

UGC, apex policy making body in higher education, with a serious concern to increase and develop research quality in India approved a course which shall give an aspiring research candidate full exposure to the research ethics and measures to be taken for writing research articles, dissertations and theses.
This course will be of 2 credits and will be mandatory for those candidates who wish to undertake research leading to M Phil and PhD degree respectively.
"This course has total 6 units focusing on philosophy of science and ethics, research integrity, publication ethics. Hands-on-sessions are designed to identify research misconduct and predatory publications. Indexing and citation database, open access publication, research metrics (citations, h-index, Impact Factor, etc.) and plagiarism tools will be introduced in this course".
This course will be of 30 teaching hours and will have 6 modules comprising 3 modules for theory and 3 modules of practice respectively. Evaluation process of the course involves continuous assessment through tutorials, assignments and active participation in group discussions. It will also have final written examination to be conducted at the end of the course.
UGC had issued a letter to that effect on 26 December 2019 to the Vice Chancellors of all universities of India on its website.

UGC Letter reg.: Two Credit Courses for awareness about Publication Ethics and Publication Misconduct

Source: UGC website

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