5-day TechSaksham FDP begins at JU

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 15: Five-day TechSaksham Faculty Development Program in collaboration with Microsoft, SAP India and Edunet Foundation, began today at Department of CS&IT, University of Jammu.
Prof Manoj Kumar Dhar, Vice Chancellor JU inaugurated the FDP and encouraged the participants to grab on to this grand opportunity with open mind and work hard to be the next innovative scientists, academicians and technologists of the country.
Prof Rahul Gupta, Dean, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, JU was the guest of honour and he emphasized that this FDP will serve as one of the main objectives of the new National Education Policy (NEP) which is Skill Development in Higher education learning. He also acknowledged the efforts of the Microsoft, SAP India and Edunet Foundation for taking up this initiative with the Department of CS&IT.
Mohammad Asif, Project Manager, Microsoft India, urged the participants to be innovative and contribute enthusiastically during the entire program. Sandeep Kaur, Sr Programmer, Edunet Foundation, expressed heartfelt gratitude to the entire organizing team and wished the participants for an engaging and fruitful learning session.
Earlier, Prof Pawanesh Abrol, Head of the Department and Convener of the FDP, apprised the august members that the participants shall work on latest topics of computer science like Machine Learning, Exploratory Data Analysis, Supervised Learning, Classification, Text Analytics, Deep Learning, Pedagogy and Design Thinking besides lab implementation using latest tools and platforms. He apprised the audience about the participants and course contents of the FDP.
Dr Shubhnandan S Jamwal, Organizing Secretary of the FDP, concluded the inaugural session with a formal vote of thanks. Dr Alka Gupta conducted proceedings of the program.
Prominent among those who attended the FDP, included Prof Vinod Sharma, Prof Lalit Sen Sharma, Jasbir Singh, Dr Suresh Rao, Dr Palak Mahajan, Dr Sawinder and scholars.