Three-Week Refresher Course for Teacher Educators concluded at GNDU
Amritsar, March 28: A “Three-Week Refresher Course for Teacher Educators” concluded at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre of the Guru Nanak Dev University. As many as 37 University and College teachers pertaining to the discipline of education from various nooks and corners of the country participated in it.
Prof. Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor presided over the valedictory session. In his valedictory address, he expressed his deep anguish over the falling standards of higher education in the country in comparison with the global scenario. Exhorting the teachers to pull their socks up to stem this rot, he opined that ultimately the teaching fraternity itself across the multiplicity of disciplines have to play a pivotal role in raising the quality of higher education.
He said that teachers mustn’t confine themselves only to the classroom teaching, but to develop a personal rapport with the students in order to look after their other concerns as well, he emphasized. Continuing his address, he laid emphasis on inculcating the analytical, inquisitive, creative, innovative skills in the generation of today. Along with imparting of theoretical education, inculcation of the right moral, ethical, social values in the students of today is also the additional responsibility of the teachers in view of the fact that parents of today can’t afford to devote enough time to their wards, he added.
Enumerating the achievements of the University in the various domains in the last few years, he opined that much needs still to be done by all the stakeholders to make this University one of the best in the country. Concluding his enlightening address, he reminded them of their capacity to transform the life of the students.
Dr. Deepa Sikand Kauts, Dept. of Education and the Course Coordinator summarized the contents of the Course. This course was perceived with the motto that empowerment of teachers can be achieved only through the constant enhancement of their expertise, she said.
The participants expressed their gratitude to the entire team of the Centre for the successful completion of the Course, which, they said, had been really enriching, eye-opening, fruitful, for all of them. In the end, certificates were given away to the successful participants.
Earlier the Chief Guest was accorded a welcome by presenting a sapling by Prof. Amit Kauts, Dean, Faculty of Education and Head, Deptt. of Education & Dr. Deepa Sikand Kauts. The valedictory session was concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Mohan Kumar, Deputy Director.