Bathinda, October 24, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Two week long All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), sponsored Professional Development Program (PDP) for Non- teaching staff concluded at the Auditorium of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Campus Bathinda on Sunday.
MRSPTU has continuously endeavored to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. More than 30 eminent resource persons from various prestigious institutions National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) Chandigarh, Central University Punjab, Bathinda, Punjabi University, Patiala and other Institutions delivered lectures on important topics in this PDP. Hundreds of employees of MRSPTU attended the PDP and learned a lot of practical knowledge during the two week-long event.
MRSPTU, Vice Chancellor Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu was chief guest at the closing ceremony. While delivering valedictory concluding speech, Prof. Sidhu appreciated AICTE and the organizing team of the Professional Development Program (PDP 2021). He said the mandate of the university is to provide access to higher education to all segments of the society and offer high quality innovative and need based programmes.
While stressing upon the importance of Professional Development Program for Non- Teaching staff, Prof. Sidhu said that the PDP is aimed to enable the Non -Teaching Staff in furtherance of their duties towards the institute / University, to imbibe latest / futuristic means and methods as pertaining to their profession / department, besides effectively participation and conducting activities with perfection without supervision to become role models for others to follow.
He said, “the employees would have to develop “a culture of learning to know good; learn to do good; and learn to be good”. Only then will good things emerge,”.
University Registrar, Dr. Gurinder Pal Singh Brar pointed out that Practical knowledge is most important for Non-Teaching staff of technical institutes. “More hours spent in practical training will bridge the skill gap,” he said while adding that lack of practical knowledge will definitely affect their work.
Earlier, renowned administrator and academician, Col. B. Vankat Director, Faculty development cell (FDC Cell), AICTE, New Delhi attended the inaugural ceremony. He said PDP facilitated the identification of the training needs of different categories of non-teaching employees and suggested specific areas for training and duration of the training programme preferred by the employees.
During the two-week program, the Exerts explained that frequent training and capacity building activities are essential to acquaint themselves with the rapid structural changes particularly in the university system and the whole education sector in general. They stressed that training needs assessment which aims at finding which kind of knowledge and skills are required by an employee to improve his/her work efficiency and increase productivity.
Various speakers spoke on human values and office work effectiveness, the need for imparting rich cultural heritage and traditions that gave importance to human values based knowledge to staff to build their character and ensure that they contribute positively towards growth and glory of the institution and address the issues of stakeholders with smiling faces.
The Resource persons stressed upon the need of Non-Teaching Staff training to up-to-date their respective skills and to be able to effectively participate in day to day activities pertaining to their profession / department.
Campus Director, & MRSPTU, Dean Academics, Dr. Savina Bansal and Deputy Registrar, Mr. Agyapal Singh also spoke about various aspects of the event.
Prof. Dr. Balwinder Singh, Professor and University Coordinator of the training programme presented vote of thanks. He led a team working very hard to make the program a grand success. He also thanked FDC Cell of AICTE for financial assistance to conduct such valuable programs.
The programme Coordinator Er. Haramritpal Singh, Er. Yadwinder Sharma, Er. Sukhvinder Singh of the Mechanical Engineering Department played a key role in organizing the event and unique activities.