31-MAR-2016: The fifth Induction Course for the newly inducted Assistant Professors of the Aligarh Muslim University concluded at the UGC Human Resource Development Centre.
Addressing the participants, AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah, said that they were inducted into the AMU team on the basis of their merit. He urged them to play a key role in taking the institution to new heights.
He said that they should work sincerely for teaching, research, projects and publications and stay away from divisive politics at the campus. He also stressed upon the need to strengthen sincere interactions with the students.
Brig. Syed Ahmad Ali, Pro-Vice Chancellor conducted a session on 'Team Building and Leadership' and made a meticulously prepared presentation. He showed them how a leader could inspire his team to work for achieving the goals in an efficient manner.
In his valedictory address, he urged the teachers to be role models for students. He waxed eloquent on the importance of sharing bonhomie with the students. He said that residential wardens and provosts should take at least one meal a day with the hostellers and play one game with them every evening.
Prof. A. R. Kidwai, Director, UGC HRDC welcomed the guests and participants. He said that such induction programmes reflect the commitment of the University administration towards raising quality academics.
Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Course Coordinator and Director, UGC HRDC, facilitated the certificate distribution. Addressing the participants, he said that young faculty members of AMU will get exposure to effective teaching skills by observing the eminent resource persons' style, body language and communication abilities. He said that platforms such as the UGC HRDC contribute to social cohesion amongst higher education teachers.
Mrs. Rizwana Ahmad Ali, wife of the AMU Pro Vice Chancellor gave out the certificates and congratulated the participants.
Dr. Faiza Abbasi, Co-coordinator said that 43 Assistant Professors including nine women candidates, from 27 departments of AMU had participated in the course. The one week course was held during evening hours. She said that sessions were conducted on a variety of topics by Prof. Javed Akhtar, Controller of Examination; Prof. S M Javed Akhtar, Finance Officer; Dr. Asfar Ali Khan, Registrar; Emeritus Professor Farhatullah Khan, Prof. Parvaiz Talib, Department of Business Administration; Prof. Asmer Beg, Department of Political Science; Prof. Seemin Hasan, Chairperson, Department of English; Prof. Nazim Ali, Dean, Faculty of International Studies; Prof. Abid, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Prof. Sajid Jamal, Department of Education; Dr. Shariq Aqueel, UHS; and Mr. Nihaluddin Siddiqui, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Dr. Irfanullah Farooqui, Dept. of Sociology and Dr. Akhlad Iqbal, Dept. of Mathematics, AMU spoke on behalf of the participants and expressed happiness on getting learning opportunities. Dr. Naz Mustafa Khan, English teacher, AKTC welcomed the guests.