JAMMU, Mar 21: KCS College of Education (Women), Paloura, Jammu, organized one day National Seminar on ‘Teacher Education in India: Concerns for Quality and Sustenance’, here today.
The programme started with the lighting of lamp and Saraswati Vandana.
The seminar was inaugurated by Dr Lokesh Koul, Professor Emeritus, H P University, Shimla, Prof Mubark Singh, Dean and Head, Department of Education, University of Jammu who was the chief guest on the occasion, Dr Amit Kauts, Principal MGN College of Education, Jalandhar, Dr Deepa Sikand, MGN College of Education, Jalandhar and Dr Manju Agarwal from Delhi University.
Chairperson of the College, Purnima Chaudhri presented welcome address, while Prof Lokesh Koul presented key note address.
Prof Koul said that role of teacher in shaping the society is eminent because a teacher has to work as transmitter of knowledge, inspirer of knowledge, promoter of knowledge inculcator of humane values amongst the countrymen.
Prof Mubark Singh deliberating on the subject of the Seminar highlighted that quality teacher helps the knowledge promotion, knowledge generation and application of knowledge and skills, development of healthy attitude for the furtherance of our society.
Dr Amit Kauts in his address said that infusing quality of teacher education needed systematic curriculum planning, curriculum up-gradation and curriculum integration.
For inaugural session, vote of thanks was presented by Prof Romesh Verma, HoD, PG wing of KCS College of Education (Women).
During the seminar two technical sessions were conducted under the Chairmanship of Prof Darshana Sharma, Dr Amit Kauts, Dr Deepa Sikand, and Dr Manju Agarwal.
During the academic session 60 participants from different Colleges of Education of Jammu region participated in the seminar and 45 papers were presented.
The valedictory session was chaired by Prof Darshana Sharma, DDE, University of Jammu, while Manju Agarwal from Delhi University was the guest of honour.
Sunita Sharma of the College conducted the proceedings and the reporters were Dr Ashok Pandita, Dr Bharti Punj and Dr Bandana of the seminar.
Vote of thanks was presented by Prof O P Sharma, Principal, (B Ed Wing) of KCS College of Education.