Amritsar, January 12
A two-week online refresher course in current studies (natural and social) was inaugurated at Human Resource Development Centre of Guru Nanak Dev University in which participants from Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, UP and Punjab are taking part.
Prof Hardeep Singh, Dean Academic Affairs, in his inaugural address emphasised on three current scenarios: Physical, environmental and life sciences which demand extra attention on part of academic fraternity.
“New studies, researches and skills are needed for mapping of and better understanding of these complex challenges that are being faced by the society in era of globalisation and under conditions of Covid-19 pandemic period,” he pointed out. He also highlighted the necessity of finding solutions to the problems of socio-economic inequalities of diverse nature at the earliest. He said our studies and researches should be focusing on these challenging issues.
Director prof Sudha Jatinder welcomed the chief guest and apprised everyone present about the achievements of HRDC in recent years.
Prof Rajesh Kumar, course coordinator, highlighted upon the thrust areas of the course like: new media; folklore and culture studies; information and cyber security; entrepreneurships; corporate social responsibility; gender, agriculture; sustainable development goals; value education; sustainability science; forensic science; artificial intelligence; hospitality/hotel/tourism travel management;animation and graphics; global diplomacy, national security; climate change; conflict, war and peace; that are likely to be covered by the resource persons during their deliberations with the participants for next two weeks except Sundays.
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