The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre of IIM Shillong is organising a five-day sponsored residential ‘Faculty Development Programme’ (FDP) on general management and research methodology from May 8 to 12 for the faculty members of higher education institutions in the North East.
The programme aims to “train the trainers” and equip them with the necessary skills to teach and disseminate knowledge effectively.
During the inaugural session, Prof DP Goyal, Director of IIM Shillong, emphasised the importance of being a good teacher and researcher. He stressed that as a faculty member, one must have two responsibilities: to be a good teacher and to be a good researcher. He also highlighted the responsibility of a teacher to cater to the learning needs of all students, including slow learners, and the importance of evaluating oneself to create a fair and transparent evaluation process for students.
Goyal urged all faculty participants to take full advantage of the five-day residential session and learn how to design a curriculum, make a pedagogy of teaching, and have an enriching experience. He also emphasised the importance of creating a good culture, which is crucial for knowledge sharing and transformation.
The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis is envisioned as a proactive embodiment of the late President of India’s philosophy of leveraging knowledge, technology, and humanism for achieving sustainable development while ensuring a just and equitable social order. The FDP witnessed enrolment by 30 faculties as participants from various institutions, namely IIMC Aizawl, Tripura Institute of Paramedical Science, Manipur University of Culture, Cotton University Guwahati, Centre for Community Medicine AIIMS Delhi, NEHU and Assam University, to name a few.
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