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Published : Tuesday, 09 September, 2014 11:36 AM
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur, in its pursuit to contribute to the Quality Improvement in Higher education in our country inaugurated a 6 days long Faculty Development Program (FDP) for faculty members at different levels from 27 engineering institutions from five states of West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Tripura and Chhattisgarh under the scheme undertaken in the second phase of implementation of Technical Education quality improvement program (TEQIP).
IIM Raipur
Briefing about TEQIP, Professor Sanjeev Prashar, Coordinator TEQIP II at IIM Raipur informed that the six day programme has sessions on themes ranging from Participant centred Learning , Developing Research Capability, Improving teaching learning processes, Improving Communication and Interpersonal skills, Student counselling and mentoring  etc. It has been designed to equip the attendees to work on five projects namely ‘Accreditation and Washington Accord’, How to achieve Academic Excellence, Academia Industry Partnership, Teaching Pedagogy and Research Publications. The learning from this program will be implemented by the participants back in  their Institutions.
Prof. Vinita Sahay, in her welcome address stressed the need of student centric learning and there by imparting quality education. She has encouraged all the participants to unitedly create a teaching-learning platform for the six day programme by becoming disciplined students though all are well established teachers.
Prof. Sudarshan Tiwari, Director, NIT Raipurwas the Chief Guest. He in his key note address,has elaborated on expectations of participants. He has expressed that achieving academic excellence is dependent upon  improving effective teaching and implementing learner based teaching methodology. 
He has expressed that this FDP is going to improve skills of the faculty participants to prepare course outline, lesson plans, Time Management,counselling students and finding solutions for the intelligent questions posed by the students during course delivery.
At the end he has stated that “to be good teacher, one should be a good learner”. He stressed that  there is a strong need to train new faculty members with all possible teaching methodologies to meet the above requirements.Prof. PRS Sarma,  proposed vote of thanks. 
In the post lunch session, “Assessing Self Strengths and weakness” was discussed by Prof. Sanjeev Prashar, who is also the TEQIP-Coordinator at IIM Raipur. Prof. Vinita Sahay, the Program Director of 2nd FDP has deliberated on Time Management. The session has covered the paradigm shift in the traditional time management to fourth generation time management. The day concluded with Project workshop through group activity. All the participants were grouped in to five and faculty facilitators were assigned to these groups for guiding the projects.
The theme for 2nd day will be “Research Proposals & Managing Research Grants, Publishing in world class Journals” followed by Teaching Learning Process, Evaluation techniques and Using Feed back for self development.
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