03-MAR-2016: The UGC Human Resource Development Centre, Aligarh Muslim University recently concluded the four-weeks Orientation Programme 141, which was attended by 53 University and College teachers from various states including Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. The University Grants Commission sponsored the Programme.
While addressing the gathering as the Chief Guest at the Valedictory function, AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) said that 'teachers can take a lead in development by being agents of change'.
He urged the participants of the programme to embrace new technology and be sincere in their scholarship to become inspiring teachers.
The Vice Chancellor asked the participants to carry a book with them wherever they go and embrace information technology by using laptop computers and smart phones to help make their scholarship, teaching and research better.
On this occasion, the Vice Chancellor also felicitated participants, who had made the maximum use of the Centre Library. He gave prizes to Ms Bandana Kalita, Assam; Dr Reshma Parveen, Rampur; Mr Mohd Aynul Hoque, West Bengal and Mr Syed Nasrullah Bakhtyary, Chennai.
Mrs Sabiha Simi Shah also graced the occasion by distributing the certificates to all the graduating participants. She congratulated the participants and wished them a bright future.
Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Director UGC Human Resource Development Centre said that the Orientation Programme was replete with sessions on topics relevant to building societal linkages with higher education.
He added that today higher education is challenged with issues of quality but AMU has withstood the test of time and been ranked high by reputed ranking agencies as one of the best HEIs of Asia.
He also talked about lessons of social cohesion and said that Indian plurality constituted the most vital aspect of the course.
Dr Faiza Abbasi, Assitant Director, UGC HRD Centre, said that eminent resource persons engaged sessions and interaction with them was encouraged. She added that the participants were taken to home visits and other educational visits.
Dr Abbasi informed that a unique feature of these courses was that the optional classes were organized in Persian Language on demand of the participants.
Mr Manash Pratim Saha, Golaghat, Assam and Dr Vipin Pratap Singh, DU, Delhi gave feedback opinions on behalf of the batch.
They said that they were very much impressed by the warm hospitality of the staff at the UGC HRDC and expressed their satisfaction over the delivery of the course. The participants also presented souvenirs to those present on the dias.
Dr Zarina Arif, Department of Biochemistry and Mr Mohd Imran, Z H College of engineering and Technology welcomed the guests.
The participants also raised an amount of Rs 12500 and presented as donation to the Ibne Sina Academy. Mr S M Abu Hanifa, Goalpara, Assam donated Rs 1000 to Aligarh Orphanage.