Three Week Orientation Programme concluded at Guru Nanak Dev University
Amritsar, December 05: A Three Week Orientation Programme 108 concluded at the UGC–Human Resource Development Centre of the Guru Nanak Dev University on December 03, 2019. About 23 teachers engaged in the domain of higher education in the country pertaining to a multiplicity of academic disciplines participated in it.
During the programme these teachers were brought face to face with the eminent academicians belonging to a wide spectrum of disciplines in the form of formal as well as informal interactions, lectures, hands-on workshops, seminars etc. Dr. Manoj Kumar, Professor In-charge (Examinations) and Professor of Chemistry of GNDU, Amritsar presided over the valedictory session. Hailing the participants on the addition of another feather in their cap in the form of participation in an Orientation Programme, he counseled them to disseminate the knowledge, scholarly expertise, erudition gained during the Programme not only amongst their students, but also their peers. Only then the real aim of such courses can be accomplished, he added.
Labeling the teaching profession as the “noblest” one, he underlined the vital role played by the teaching fraternity in moulding the careers of the younger generation. He expressed his deep anguish over the fact that the teachers of today try to avoid the duties related to their profession like, paper-setting, invigilation, evaluation etc., which, he emphasized, are in fact, an indispensable part of their profession. The teaching community at large can’t afford to confine itself only to classroom teaching, but, we have to realize our other responsibilities towards the society as well, particularly, in the current scenario he concluded. Prof. Adarsh Pal Vig, Director of the Centre thanked the competent authorities of the university for their unstinted support & remarked that thanks to it our centre is counted as one of the best in the country. Apprising them with the brief history of the centre, he also lauded the invaluable contribution of the previous illustrious teams in establishing this centre. Participants of the course expressed their gratitude towards the entire team of the centre & made a few fruitful, constructive suggestions. Earlier chief guest was presented a sapling by Prof. Adarsh Pal Vig and Dr. Mohan Kumar. In the end certificates were given away to the successful participants. Dr. Mohan Kumar conducted the Programme and proposed the vote of thanks.