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Gitam conducts faculty development programme

Gitam conducts faculty development programme
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Gitam Hyderabad, is conducting a two-day Faculty Development Programme on ‘Activity Based Learning’ at its campus from Friday. Prof V Ganesan, former Dean (AR) IIT Madras, inaugurated the FDP on Friday in the presence of Gitam Vice-Chancellor Prof. N Siva Prasad. 

Hyderabad: Gitam Hyderabad, is conducting a two-day Faculty Development Programme on ‘Activity Based Learning’ at its campus from Friday. Prof V Ganesan, former Dean (AR) IIT Madras, inaugurated the FDP on Friday in the presence of Gitam Vice-Chancellor Prof. N Siva Prasad.

After the inauguration Dr. Ganesan told that, “The main purpose of activity-based learning was making the classroom more student-friendly and reduce the intimidation and domination of the teacher. The overall quality of teaching and learning is improved when students have ample opportunities to clarify, question, apply, and consolidate new knowledge.”

Prof. D N Reddy, Director, CR Rao AIMSCS, HCU and Former Vice-Chancellor, JNTUH participated as chief guest and delivered the key note address. He said that, “Activities based learning strategies help to increase the self-learning practices and to develop higher order cognitive skills among the student teachers. Further, faculty should give more attention to allocate the classrooms with adequate facilities, and to allocate enough time for the activities.”

He advised the faculty to choose the profession by interest only but not by choice. Be passionate as a professor for teaching and research, try to record daily basis, collaborate and share the credit, he exhorted to the faculty. He expressed his unhappy that, the skill set very low in India and more jobs have been remaining unfilled because of not available of skilled manpower.

Prof. M S Shunmugam, Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras also through a light on ‘Developing Critical Skills for Problem Solving’. This would be continued on Saturday also. .­

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