Lovely Professional University and Punjab Technical University have devised a unique programme of training their faculty on analytical, critical, innovative and latest pedagogy . The training will be for one month from 21st June, 2010 onwards, in the for
LOVELY PROFESSIONAL University and Punjab
Technical University have devised a unique programme of training their faculty on analytical, critical, innovative and latest pedagogy . The training will be for one month from 21st June, 2010 onwards, in the form of workshops (3-5 days per subject) on more than 30 different areas. The “Gurus” in the field of education from various IITs of the country & who have established themselves as a name in their specific fields, have been specially engaged for this. They will be imparting the best and exclusive know - how to the faculty of the two universities. The training will be arranged in the LPU Campus where participants from both the Universities will participate.
Various Renowned Professors from India’s top technology
institutions like IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Gandhinagar, Jadavpur University, NIIT University have accorded their consent. To name a few of them are Prof. Qureshi and Prof. Rajat Moona from IIT, Kanpur. Their areas of expertise are VLSI Design and Micro- Processor and its Application respectively. Prof. BN Banerjee from Kolkata
who has his area of expertise in ‘Mechanical Design’. Whereas, Prof. RN Biswas from NIIT University is for Digital Electronics and Prof. Sanjeev Sanghi from IIT, Delhi
is for Fluid Mechanics. Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi , Prof. Raghubir Sharan, Prof. Pradip Sircar, Prof. Ajay Jain, Prof. RK Ghosh and Prof. AK Mallik are some other illustrative names who would be participating in this unique attempt by the both the Universities.
The ethos underlying this special devising are based on the successful saga of Industry. The persons who enter Industry, get due training on required intervals for up-gradations and timely orientations . On the same lines teachers should also be given training.
On this occasion, the Vice-Chancellor of LPU, Dr. Vijay Gupta said : “ It is a very new concept of Faculty Development Programme. Up-till now, the FDPs were restricted to updating teachers knowledge in advanced area. But, it is being increasingly felt that we are not making much head way in this because the faculty is not exposed to the modern pedagogy in basic courses. And, if the basic courses are not well taught, the super structure of advanced courses cannot be built.” To counter this problem, he further added, “The New–Approach which is in line with the recommendation of the Technical Education Work-Group of the National Knowledge Commission is being followed and agreed by both the Universities, as well .
The Vice- Chancellor of PTU, Dr. Rajneesh Arora said : “This is the most important thing happening in Technical Education & PTU will like to continue in this direction to upgrade the skills of its faculty .”