16-DEC-2015: The University Grants Commission Human Resource Development Centre (UGC HRD), AMU has recently launched three new courses, which include three-week Winter School in Disaster Management, a Subject Refresher Course in Library and Information Science and four-week Orientation Programme 140.
At least 170 University and College teachers from 10 states including Assam, Delhi, Goa, Haryana, Himachal, Jammu and Kashmir, MP, Maharashtra, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh have enrolled for these courses.
At the Inaugural Function, Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Director, UGC HRDC said that these courses have so far received excellent response from participating teachers.
He added that with these courses, the enrolled teachers are refreshing their knowledge, getting exposure to the best practices of teaching learning and developing group camaraderie amongst Indians of various cultures and regions.
Prof Kidwai also stressed that the Aligarh Muslim University has always kept it doors open for seekers and disseminators of knowledge.
Welcoming the participant, Dr Faiza Abbasi, Assistant Professor, UGC HRDC, said that educational tours and home visits to the AMU Faculty will be organized during these courses.
She added that the spirit of the home visits is to improve cross cultural interaction and remove misperceptions about other regions.
She also pointed out that computer and Wi-Fi connectivity will be available to the participants in the entire HRDC Campus including hostel rooms.
Prof Shahab Fazal, Department of Geography, AMU is the course coordinator for Special Winter School on Disaster Management, while Dr Mehtab Alam, Associate Professor Department of Library and Information Science is the course coordinator for the SRC in Library and Information Science. Both the course coordinators were present during the function and have roped in eminent resource persons for the session to be held during the duration of the course.