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Prof Yash delivers valedictory lecture at UGC- HRDC, Amaravati

JAMMU: Prof Yash Pal Sharma, Former Head, Department of Botany, University of Jammu delivered a lecture on ‘Connecting teaching and research: Green Network' to the participants of Faculty Induction Programme-I ‘Guru Dakshita' conducted by the UGC - Human Resource Development Centre, SGB, Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra on October 6, 2020.

Delivering his lecture on the valedictory function through virtual mode, Prof Sharma said that in the present era of knowledge economy, it is imperative to equip teachers with the global vision of higher learning for creating and imparting new knowledge.

"Developing meaningful relationships and creating real-world opportunities for the stakeholders is the core responsibility of the motivated and inspired teachers in today's time and observational (what), operational (how) and explanatory (why) questionings have acquired greater significance in effective teaching and learning process, opined Prof Sharma.

While highlighting the importance of research along with purposeful teaching, Prof Sharma very meticulously explained the time management during teaching and research. He reiterated that teaching and research are symbiotic domains and must complement each other for positive outcomes.

Every student needs to develop the skills to gather, synthesise and create knowledge to face the challenges of21st century and that can only be effectively managed by a faculty who is involved in research as well.

Concluding his talk, Prof Sharma, also made it clear that collaboration in research is the hallmark of the contemporary times that allows us to address the global challenges confronting mankind.

Pooling of resources, intellect and expertise can make a huge difference in the outcome of the research and teaching endeavours.

Success of the collaborative Research projects such as that of The Hadron Collider at CERN (of God's particle Fame), Geneva, Human Genome Project, Biodiversity Conventions etc. are some of the success stories of the convergence of nationalities, common ethos, infrastructure and human brainpower.

Around forty participants from different states of India participated in the month long FIP.Director, UGC, HRDC, SGB Amravati University, AmravatiDr.Prasad Ashok Wadegaonkar convey his gratitude to the speaker for his visionary presentation while the vote of thanks was proposed by theFIP Coordinator Dr. Varsha Lomate.

Interestingly, ‘Guru Dakshita" is the recently started FIP by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi for imparting training to newly recruited teachers of higher education to rethink and envision the ways of teaching, learning and research to meet the global standards of higher education.

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