Date(s) - 08/12/2018
3:30 am - 11:30 am
Dr.APJ. Abdul Kalam Conference Hall
An initiative was taken by Sona College of Technology to establish Faculty Development Cell to train the faculty based on their requirements and also need of the hour. Through this Cell the first programme was organized, a one day faculty training programme for the faculty members on 08.12.2018 to enrich the faculty members with the modern methods of teaching and the strategies to be adopted in the classroom to achieve good results. The resource person for the programme was Mr. Raja Sreenivasan, Director of Rajshree Management Services, Techno-Commercial Consultant, Event Organisers, Chennai, who has an experience of more than 30 years. The programme was inaugurated in the presence of Dr. S. R. R. Senthil Kumar, Principal, SCT. Dr. R. Malathy, Incharge of FDC delivered the welcome address by briefing about the need of organizing this programme and the challenges faced by the faculty to handle the students.
The resource person started the session by speaking about the demands on teachers from the management as well as the students and parents. He briefly discussed about the responsibilities of teachers which was then followed by an activity session. The activity involved few faculty members discussing on the difficulty faced by the faculty with the students. It was found that some of the challenges are: retention of students in exam hall for 3 hours, non-utilisation of library by the students, etc., After which the role played by the parents was stressed upon. The observation from parent’s side must also be supported to understand their views. Later, he asked the faculty members to do a self SWOT analysis and suggestions were given. In the afternoon session, the modern tools that can be used in teaching were briefly discussed by doing an activity, where the faculty members formed groups and each adopted a modern method and strategy to fulfill the needs of the students. Finally, he concluded saying that every student must be encouraged to submit a report every month on recent advancements in practice which would cultivate the habit of learning within them.