Four weeks UGC general orientation for teachers being organized by UGC Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) and Department of Home Sciences, University of Jammu started this afternoon at the University of Jammu.
Speaking at the Inaugural function of the Orientation programme, Prof. Sharma asked the participating teachers to make proper use of the training programme aimed at the faculty development and to also to get benefited by the pioneering work done by the intellectuals and the resource persons.
Prof. Sharma called upon the educators to be the researchers in their own area, generate the knowledge and then share the same. He stressed on the overall development of the students, saying that teachers have a crucial responsibility in today’s time as the students are very intelligent and articulate and keeping in view these things there is a need to get themselves updated. He also asked the educators to focus on the target and to take regular feedback from the students at the end of the session so as to assess their performance. He called upon developing and maintaining effective programmes with special impetus on improving teaching and learning.
Prof. Sharma further asked the participants that such courses should not be taken only as eligibility criteria for career advancements but should also be used for getting acquainted with the latest techniques available in teaching so that the same is disseminated to the students. Vice Chancellor further said that such type of programmes provide platform to the participants where they can interact with the people from different backgrounds and also share their knowledge.