GCoE organises first ever international online FDP

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 1: First ever 10-days international Faculty Development Programme (FDP) began today at Government College of Education (GCoE) Jammu.
The programme is being organized in collaboration with Grand Academic Portal, Gujarat and Hindu University of Indonesia, Bali on the theme “Creativity, Innovation and Institution Building” under the guidance of Commissioner Secretary Higher Education Department Talat Parvez Rohella.
The programme began with a virtual welcome address by Patron of the event Dr Sangita Nagari (Ex- Principal GCoE and Present Principal GCW Gandhi Nagar). She said that the Higher Education Department has broadened its outreach through online mode.
“The current pandemic has prompted us to explore the alternatives for traditional learning methodology and has opened an opportunity for exchange of ideas even beyond international borders”, she further said, adding “the faculty has made an effort for continuing academic excellence, research and novel methods of virtual teaching”.
She hoped that in the next ten days the teaching fraternity and scholars will exchange ideas for transforming institutions to mete out the current and future challenges of education in India.
Dr Zubair Kales (Convener), Prof Shalini Rana , Dr Shubhra Jamwal (Organizing Secretary), Dr Prabhjot Kour and Prof Shapia Shameem are the members of the organizing team.
It’s a ten day programme with 25 hours online classes to enhance the quality of teaching online classes, which is the need of the hour. The current FDP has been designed to train the participants in new digital tools for teaching, e- content development, NAAC, MOOC, Scientific Research Writing and Cyber Security besides learning soft skills, Gender issues and mental health.
The resource persons for FDP have been roped in from Universities of Indonesia, Iran and Kuwait. Besides this experts from Universities of Tamil Nadu, Mumbai, Gujarat, Jaipur , Madhya Pradesh and Shimla will also be preparing the participants about creativity, innovation and institution building.
The inaugural address was followed by presentation by Dr C Ganga Laxmi from Tamil Nadu, Dr Guru Dutt Jaypee, Chairman GAP and Dr Preeti Oza from Mumbai University. Dr Kulvinder Kour, new Principal of Govt College of Education was present on the occasion and appreciated new venture initiated by the college organising team.
About 200 participants across India and abroad participated in the inaugural event.