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This Jalandhar institute conducts session on ‘Research and its opportunities, challenges’

At the Faculty Development Programme, the expert emphasised, “A good teacher should also be a good researcher first.”

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To further develop research skills among faculty members and students, Apeejay College of Fine Arts (ACFA), Jalandhar recently organised a Faculty Development Programme on ‘Research Culture, Challenges and Opportunities’.

Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, a well-known and eminent researcher, and Former Vice Chancellor of Central University of Odisha, Koraput presided over as the key resource person and discussed the significance, challenges and opportunities in the field of research.

Warmly welcoming the expert, Dr Neerja Dhingra, Principal at ACFA said, “It is a matter of good fortune for our faculty that they have  got this opportunity to listen to such a humble personality, the wealth of knowledge, who has made his distinction at the international and national level in the field of education and research.”

Prof. Mohanty addressing the gathering expressed, “A good teacher should also be a good researcher first, and the mind of the researcher should be like a child, which is full of curiosity and always eager to learn something new. Teachers should also be constant reader and should keep themselves updated with the latest trends and recent happenings. They should be able to understand the difference between knowledge and intelligence.”

Further, he asked faculty participants to encourage creativity, spontaneity and curiosity in the students to learn new and reconcile different ideologies.

Prof Mohanty expressed his pleasure on having come to Punjab and said,” I am overwhelmed to see the patriotism, reverence, belongingness and hospitality of Punjabi’s and I would like to visit Punjab in future also.”

On the informative programme, Prof. Payal Arora from ACFA said, “It was indeed a great pleasure to listen to an eminent researcher and academician like Professor Mohanty. He delivered an intriguing and enlightening lecture on the importance of research, its culture and ethics of research. We were enthralled by his knowledge and wisdom and it was a valuable learning experience.”

Lastly, Dr Dhingra highly appreciated the efforts of Ms. Monica Sekhon, Head of Department of Psychology and Ms. Rajni Kumar of Department of Interiors for successfully organising the Faculty Development Program.

Divya is a Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has a degree of Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. She was a former sub-editor at News 24. Her passion for writing has always contributed to her professional and personal growth.

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