Training Workshop for Faculty Mentors on Induction Programme for New Students


Albert Einstein has rightly said, "Try not to become a man of success but a man of value." In line with this theme, PEC organized a three day Training Workshop for Faculty Mentors on Induction Programme for New Students that was commenced today in the auditorium of the University. It is being conducted by National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU), MHRD under TEQIP-III project from 22nd to 24th September 2017.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Uma Batra, Deputy Director, PEC. Prof. Anil Kumar Tripathi, Professor and Dean, IIT, Varanasi, Dr. Jagmeet Bawa, Coordinator  and Mr. Jatinder Narula, Incharge, International Resource Centre for Universal Human Values and Ethics, PTU were the keynote speakers who shared their valuable knowledge and experiences with all the participants. Dr. Sanjay Batish, Coordinator, Deans, HoDs and faculty members along with participants were also present during the inaugural ceremony.  

Prof. Tripathi elaborated the idea to organize this workshop. It aims to develop sensitivity towards self and one's relationships, builds awareness about others and society beyond the individual. To have harmony in society, one must have broad understanding of the society and relationships i.e. several meta-skills and underlying values are needed.

Dr. Jagmeet Bawa shared his remarkable journey in this field by giving his own example and talked about the importance of self- exploration. Mr. Narula highlighted the significant role of education in the holistic development of the society. He quoted, "The role of education is to facilitate the development of the competence to live with definite human conduct." He also discussed about the content and process of education at length.

The workshop recorded a participation of over 90 participants from various NITs, Government colleges and universities across the nation.  All in all the first day of the workshop was highly enlightening and exploratory. 

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