Jalandhar June 30 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- A seven day Faculty Development Programme “Guru Siddhta” on the theme of Advances in Teaching and learning Pedagogies from 24th June to 30th June, 2022 is organized under the vibrant guidance of Principal Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen at Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar. The 4th and 5th day of FDP witnessed the presence of Dr. Gaurav Dhuria, Associate Professor, DAVIET, Jalandhar, Dr. Vandana Bhalla, Asociate Professor in Chemistry, GNDU Amritsar, Dr. Manoj Kumar, Professor GNDU, Amritsar and Dr. Umesh Arya, Professor from Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar.
The session began with lighting of the lamp and recital of DAV Anthem. Principal Dr. Ajay Sareen and members of organizing committee extended a green welcome to the speakers. Dr. Gaurav Dhuria, a Mechanical Engineer with an experience of 20 years holds many prestigious memberships. He began by asking a number of questions provoking the participants to think about the purpose and challenges of teaching. He focussed upon activity based teaching and learning to involve the students and enhance their capabilities. He told about certain Apps like Answer Garden.com, Near Pod App, Hot Potatoes.com used to encourage inquisitiveness in the students.
Dr. Vandana Bhalla from GNDU is the first woman scientist in India
Dr. Vandana Bhalla from GNDU is the first woman scientist in India to receive a Thomson Reuters Research Excellence India Citation Award. She discussed about preparing an effective research proposal for receiving grants and funds. She emphasized on the originality of the proposal and benefit of the research to the society. She detailed on preparing literature review so as the project gets accepted. She also named the agencies which provided funding for the benefit of participants.
The third Resource Person Dr. Manoj Kumar holds a number of positions at GNDU and is specialized in Supramolecular Chemistry. He urged the teachers to motivate students as words of teachers have great influence on young minds. He pointed out some useful techniques to make the best use of teaching process. He asked researchers to keep working on their research topics and modify it according to the current requirements and needs.
Dr. Umesh Arya explained the usage of ICT for academicians
On the fifth day, Dr. Umesh Arya from Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar explained the usage of ICT for academicians. He began with relaxing the mind and overcoming confirmation bias. He told about Copernica Desktop Search Software which can be used to search any file and information stored in the computer within seconds. He also showed some features to make the searching and browsing on net more effective.
He said that in the present times of information flooding it becomes necessary to keep the information organized and easily accessible. He told about softwares like outwitdocs, docfetcher, mindomo.com which can be used for writing and publishing articles. He also conducted a relaxing meditation session towards the end. The session proved to be quite informative as well as energizing for the participants.