Kurukshetra: Professor MM Goel, retired from Kurukshetra University, said, “For implementing the New Education Policy 2020, we need to reduce the scarcity of teachers by encouraging shadow teachers out of senior students under the earn while you learn scheme.” He was addressing the online faculty development programme organised by Grand Columbus International School, Faridabad, on the topic, ‘Excellence models for teachers in changing economic scenario post pandemic’. Spiritual enthusiasm is the need of the day to say no to crimes of all kinds in India. The spiritual bankruptcy and commercialisation are the two major causes of the deteriorating standards in education, said Professor Goel.
Workshop on research
Kurukshetra: Prof Karamjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Jagat Guru Nanak Dev Punjab Open University, Patiala, said the research being done in the universities should solve the problems. Every research has two aspects — one the creative or the imaginative part which operates into the human mind. He said while chairing the fourth session of the workshop series on 'Research with R'. He further said it was the skill of the researcher that helped in problem identification, development of research objectives and hypothesis. Research methodology entails a scientific approach to meeting the research objectives. The second part of research is the use of computerised software for developing the big picture through the data collected by a researcher, he said.
Yamunanagar: Department of history, Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Yamunanagar, organised one-day national inter-disciplinary webinar on “Revisiting Swami Vivekanand and his times: Significance in present scenario”. Principal of the College Dr (Major) Harinder Singh Kang welcomed the speakers and other participants. The keynote speaker of the webinar Prof (Dr) Kuldeep Chand Agnihotri, Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, in his address elaborated the contribution of Swami Vivekanand, especially in the context of Indian Culture. Dr Rishi Goyal, Director, SCERT, Gurugram and Dr Anurag, convener of the webinar, spoke on this occasion.
Faculty development programme
Faridabad: A week-long online faculty development programme on ‘Green technologies and environmental sustainability’ (GTES-2020) organised at JC Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, concluded. The programme was sponsored by TEQIP-III and attended by more than 200 participants from 18 States across the country. Dean of the Centre for Environment Science and Technology from Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda, Dr Vinod Kumar Garg, was the chief guest in the valedictory function which was presided over by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dinesh Kumar.
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