FDP Inaguration – 2013
A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.
Being globally successful in career is not simply about academic knowledge. It is also about a whole bunch of other factors like special skills development, Strong Communication, Ability to adapt quickly, Problem solving ,Practical profienciency and Social awareness etc. The College life is the first step towards this direction; so a Quest group of Institutions ensures that our college with the help of its faculty provides an environment where the students get ample opportunities to hone these skills.
Hence,Quest Group of institutions, organized its first, 5 days Faculty Development Program on “Re-modeling Technical Education for creating Futuristic Human Capital” on July 8th, 2013. This enterprising event was inaugurated over by Dr.Renu Vig- Director UIET Chandigarh.
A heartwarming welcome speech was given by Dr.Raja Singh Khela-Director-Principal, Quest Group of Institution to honorable Chief Guest & Esteem Speakers from academia & industry. He emphasized the role of FDPs, stating that these are the need of the hour, which will enable the modern gurus to take forward the legacy.
Dr. Renu Vig, who holds 26+ yrs. of experience, addressed the audience and said that the biggest challenge that the faculty faces today is to keep abreast with changing technologies & techniques. The students, she stressed, are more techno-savvy than the faculty today, who use the technology to their advantage, and sometimes to their disadvantage, not realizing the harmful after-effects. She focused on including research as a methodology for the teachers to upgrade their levels. Teachers must follow standard books and revise the curriculum in theory classes, while more emphasis must be laid on practical trainings and the live-projects in practical sessions. These projects give a comprehensive view of the course that a student is pursuing. Finally, she concluded by saying that the faculty must analyze their indivual goals , set standards, raise their level of teaching, so that the level of education is raised,with the aid of these FDPs.
On this occasion, Vice-Chairman, Mr. H.P.S Kanda addressed the learned audience,he said: “In the present scenario of Education, time has come to adopt innovative technologies to make students industry ready. Now the companies look for manpower, which is ready to tackle the real life situations as and when they enter the company. So the focus of FDP is to hone and improve the teaching quality of the faculty,who can in turn produce educated employable youth.He added that teachers need to evolve every minute as “Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions “
This PTU sponsored FDP has nearly 40 faculty members from various colleges