Six Day Faculty Development Program Concludes at NIT Srinagar

Srinagar, 01 October: The six-day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Social Engagement and Community Impact Evaluation – Institutional Engagement ended Saturday at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) of Srinagar.

The FDP was organized by the Mahatma Gandhi Faculty Development Center National Council of Department of Rural Higher Education (MGNCRE), Ministry of Education GOI, in collaboration with the Regional Coordinating Institute, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) NIT Srinagar.

The farewell ceremony was officiated by Prof. GA Harmain, Professor, HAG, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Srinagar, who was the chief guest on the occasion.

Addressing the participants, Prof. Harmain said that Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an inclusive India.

“The mission of this program is to enable institutions of higher education to work with the people of rural India to identify development challenges and craft appropriate solutions to accelerate sustainable growth,” he said.

Prof. MF Wani, RCI-UBA Coordinator, Dean (R&C), NIT Srinagar, said that he was briefed on UBA’s activities in the region and highlighted the theme of institutional social responsibility of FDP mentoring and facilitation of community engagement.

He said the main goal of the UBA is to foster a new dialogue within the wider community about science, society and the environment and to develop a sense of dignity and collective destiny.

In his message, NIT Srinagar Director, Professor (Dr) Rakesh Sehgal said that the main objective of this FDP is to invite professors from all over the country who are willing to bring about innovative changes in their respective organizations through leadership skills.

“UBA’s main objective is to create a virtuous circle between society and an inclusive university system by providing knowledge and practice for emerging professions,” he said.

The Registrar of the Institute, Professor Syed Kaiser Bukhari, said the mission of these programs is to enable higher education institutions to work on the ground to identify development challenges and craft appropriate solutions to accelerate growth. sustainable.

“There are huge development disconnects between rural and urban sectors and we need to bridge this gap,” he said, adding that NIT Srinagar will continue to support such programs on campus, so that everyone benefits. of these initiatives.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Sudheer Kumar, Coordinator of MGNCRE FDP, Hyderabad said that by linking work and education, MGNCRE has secured the prestigious UNESCO Chair in Experiential Learning, workplace education and community involvement.

“We have recognized, certified and awarded 400 higher education institutions with District Green Champion Awards through its Swachhta Action Plan activities. The Council seeks to usher in rural change and inclusive growth in India as a catalytic organization,” he said.

Mr. Kumar expressed his gratitude to NIT Srinagar Director, Prof. Sehgal, Prof. MF Wani, RCI-UBA Coordinator, Dean (R&C) and NIT Srinagar Registrar, Prof. Bukhari for their unconditional support during the FDP.

In his welcome address, FDP Coordinator Dr. Tanveer Rasool introduced the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan program and the institutional social responsibility of mentoring and facilitating community engagement.

Dr. Leela Manohar Aeshala, Asst.Prof and Dr. Tanveer Rasool, Asst. Professors from the Department of Chemical Engineering were the coordinators of the event.

Guest of honor, Prof. GA Harmain, RCI-UBA Coordinator, Dean (R&C), Prof. Mr. F. Wani, Sh. Sudheer Kumar, Coordinator of MGNCRE FDP, Dr. Shankar Rao, Dr. Tanveer Rasool and Dr. Leela Manohar were congratulated with memories during the farewell ceremony.

Later, certificates were distributed to participants and student volunteers by the organizers.

Approximately 25 delegates from across the country participated in the FDP. While students from the 3rd semester chemical engineering department actively volunteered in the program.

The farewell ceremony was concluded by Assistant Professor Dr. Leela Manohar presenting a vote of thanks to dignitaries and guests.

He expressed his gratitude to President MGNCRE, Dr. WG Prasanna Kumar Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. MF Wani and Registrar of the Institute, Prof. Bukhari for supporting the mega FDP at NIT Srinagar.

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