Valedictory Function of 119th Orientation Course organized at PU
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The valedictory function of 119th Orientation Course, organized by the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh was held on 13 th August, 2018. The chief guest Professor Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University graced the occasion and distributed certificates to 36 participants, teachers from Colleges and Universities of 7 States and Union Territories who attended the programme. The four weeks programme aimed at sensitizing the participants to contemporary significance and developing skills of effective pedagogy.
Prof. Raj Kumar emphasized the critical need to link the higher education system with the other stake holders of the civil society. Referring to the need to augment the resources in the university system, he called for greater interface between the academia and the corporate sector. Under the corporate social responsibility funds, the corporate sector of late has been generously contributing to the higher education sector and therefore the university centres/ departments must try their best to avail the emerging opportunities. He said that if teachers/centres have good action plan/ competent proposal then there is no dearth of funds for them in the corporate sector. Talking of the need to create a seamless web, Prof. Kumar also underlined the need to prepare an action plan to link the University to colleges as well as schools in the neighbourhood so that all the three levels of education strata can cohere and contribute to each others domain. Vice chancellor also advised the HRDC faculty to create innovative sessions in future that can enable the participant teachers to do think creatively/ rather than subjecting them only through scholarly presentations in the orientation and refresher courses.
He expressed his happiness to get the opportunity to meet with the faculty of different educational institutes from all over India. He said it was very dear to him to speak to his colleagues and it was a touching moment for him. He finally urged the participant teachers to be good in their subject domain and also help and support the students and contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of our great nation.