Chandigarh

28 February 2017

DIVYA AZAD 

The Department of Public Administration D.A.V College, Sector 10, Chandigarh organized the Faculty Development Programme under the aegis of RUSA, State Project Directorate (UT), Chandigarh on the theme, “HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA: AN INITIATIVE TOWARDS GOOD GOVERNANCE” (Inter-Disciplinary) from 20 Feb to 28 Feb.

The FDP was attended by 51 faculty members of the college from various disciplines. 14 resource persons from diverse disciplines of sciences and social sciences conducted successful and enriching technical sessions.

The participants actively participated in all the technical sessions and enthusiastically deliberated on the theme. The main problems affecting higher education were the conventional mindset and the dearth of reforms in teaching and research practices.

The valedictory function on 28th February was presided by Principal Dr. B.C. Josan and chaired by Dr. Bhavneet, Associate Professor, Pediatrics from PGI. In his presidential remarks Dr. Josan emphasized the adoption of contemporary research pedagogies and innovative teaching skills towards becoming a better teacher, mentor and researcher. He heartily congratulated the organizing team and participants for successful completion of seven day Faculty Development Programme with utmost sincerity and dedication Dr. Bhavneet in her address focused on development of growth oriented mind set in teaching and research. The programme ended with distribution of certificates to all the participants.

In an another event in the college, the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics organized National Seminar on ‘Biological Sciences: Prospects and Perspectives’ and National Science Day on the theme “Science & Technology for Specially Abled Persons” sponsored by DAV Management & Punjab State Council for Science & Technology on 28th February.

Dr B.C. Josan, Principal, DAV College, presided over the function. Mrs. Promila Chandra Mohan, Honorary Secretary of SOREM, Sector-36, Chandigarh, was the chief guest. She tried to inculcate spirit of selflessness and service towards the society, particularly for specially-abled children amongst the audience. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Manni Luthra Guptasarma, Professor in Immunopathology of PGIMER, Chandigarh. To commemorate the National Science Day various events were organized like innovative slide show, quiz, elocution, scientific rangoli & paper presentation. There was an overwhelming response for the National Seminar. More than 200 delegates from in and around Chandigarh participated & presented their papers.

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