NATIONAL SEMINAR on Future Perspectives for Excellence in Teacher Education
A one day national seminar on “Future Perspectives for Excellence in Teacher Education” was organized by the institution in collaboration with IQAC.
Chief Guest of the Day was S. Jarnail Singh Paricha, Secretary, M. G. N. Educational Trust, Jalandhar.
The visionaries of the seminar were:
1. Dr. Mubark Singh
Dean and Head
Department of Education
University of Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir
2. Dr. Amit Kauts
Dean, Faculty of Education
Principal, M.G.N. College of Education
3. Dr. Satish Bhadwal
Department of Education
H.P. University, Shimla (H.P.)
4. Dr. Khushvinder Kumar
M. M. Modi College
The inaugural session began with lamp lighting ceremony followed by the welcome speech delivered by Mrs. Manjit Kaur, worthy principal of the college. In her welcome address, she introduced and welcomed the resource persons. She also welcomed the delegates and guests. Proceedings of the Seminar were released by Hon’ble S. Jarnail Singh Pasricha. Prof. Mubark Singh, Dean and Head, Department of Education, University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir delivered the Keynote Address. Prof. Mubark Singh emphasized that if we are really concerned about the future of teacher education, then we really have to work on it by giving special focus to Action Research and Introspection. Dr. Amit Kauts talked about quality assurance in teacher education in the light of Justice Verma Committee Report. He felt the need of preparing teachers with an ability to translate the philosophy of education into practical learning experiences. Dr. Satish Chand Bhadwal discussed the concept of research and innovation in education. He threw a light on the current status of educational research in India. At the end Dr. Bhadwal expressed his expectations of better outcomes if innovative practices are encouraged in teacher education institutions. Dr. Khushvinder Kumar depicted a serious concern over the impact of Poonam Batra Committee Report on some important issues like duration of teacher education progamme, qualification of teacher educators, affiliating bodies for teacher education programme at various levels, practicum and school internship. Afterwards four parallel technical sessions were held for the delegates. At the end, valedictory session was organized to honor our guests and awarding certificates to delegates.
NATIONAL SEMINAR on
Educational Media and Technology for Teaching-Learning Process
In Collaboration with Council for Teacher education
The national seminar on ‘Educational Media and Technology for Teaching-Learning Process’ in collaboration with CTE was recently organised by Guru Nanak College of Education for Women, Kapurthala. Research scholars, students and teacher educators participated in the seminar to exchange their knowledge and experiences. The seminar patrons Dr. Khushvinder Kumar, Chairperson, CTE, Punjab and Chandigarh, and Sh. S. P. Khanna, Secretary, CTE, Punjab and Chandigarh provided all the guidelines for making the seminar a grand success. Sh. S. P. Khanna motivated the audience to be associated with CTE to serve the cause of education.
The Seminar was presided over by the Chief Guest Dr. D. R. Vij, International President CTE. The other guests were Sh. S. P. Khanna, Dr. Kanchan Kohli, Executive Member, CTE, Punjab and Chandigarh, Dr. Rashmi Khurana, Rtd. Assistant Director Broadcasting, Jalandhar, Dr. Teerath Singh, Principal, Sacred Heart College of Education, Barnala, Dr. Vikas Kumar, Area Coordinator, GNDU zone, CTE, Punjab and Chandigarh, from D.A.N College of Education for Women, Nawashehar, Dr. Yogesh Sharma, Area Coordinator, GNDU zone, CTE, Punjab and Chandigarh, from Ramgarhia College of Education, Phagwara, Dr. Arjinder Singh, Principal, Innocent Hearts College of Education, Jalandhar, Mrs. Neelu Jhanji, Acting Principal, M.G.N College of Education, Jalandhar, Dr. Ravjeet Kaur from M.G.N College of Education, Jalandhar and Members of CTE, Mrs. Usha Khanna and Mrs. Shashi Negi.
During inaugural function, a warm floral welcome was presented to the dignitaries by the honourable Secretary, M.G.N. Educational Trust and Patron, S. Jarnail Singh Pasricha. Mrs. Manjit Kaur, Convener & Acting Principal welcomed all the dignitaries, guests and delegates. Dr Yogesh Sharma briefed the audience about the functioning of CTE and theme of the seminar. The keynote speaker, Dr. Teerath Singh emphasised on the fact that media plays a very important role in teaching learning process. He elaborated his viewpoint by presenting real life examples using media and technology and encouraged everyone to become a real and effective teacher. Plenary lecture was delivered by Dr. Vikas Kumar. He supported Dr. Teerath Singh’s view. He motivated others for their enthusiastic participation. In her talk, Dr. Rashmi Khurana emphasised on the need to involve students in teaching and have clear communication with students so that thoughts can be transferred and exchanged clearly. She further added that there is no substitute for the teacher. Teacher should have effective techniques of communication.
Dr. D. R. Vij highlighted the need to involve and encourage students to come forward, teach students as per their mental level and abilities, become conscious towards growth, and become a dedicated teacher. He further expressed his satisfaction over the functioning of CTE as the members of the council are playing a leading role in achievements of its mission. He showered his blessings with a hope to serve the cause of society. Three concurrent technical sessions were organised simultaneously. These sessions were chaired by Dr. Teerath Singh, Dr. Vikas Kumar and Dr. Yogesh Sharma. Dr. Teerath Singh concluded the session with a brief discussion. At the outset of the valedictory session, Mrs. Mandeep Kaur, Asstt. Prof., Mrs. Sukhjit Kaur, Asstt. Prof. and Mrs. Harbinder Kaur, Asstt. Prof. reported the proceedings of their respective technical sessions. Dr. Teerath Singh presented reflections about the seminar and shared his views through feedback. Mrs. Sawinder Arora, Asstt. Prof. & organising secretary proposed the vote of thanks to all.