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Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Faculty development programme

Karnal: A two-day online faculty development programme on the theme "Quality research in higher education: ethics and institutional cooperation" was organised by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and NAAC committee of RKSD College, Kaithal. Bhagwan Singh, Registrar, Kurukshetra University, chaired the session. Resource person Manoj Joshi, head, department of information and library sciences, KUK, described ethics and its use in qualitative research as the most important thing. Research is the way to reach the truth, so while doing this, the established rules, policy and law should be followed in a neutral and scientific manner. Bhagwan Singh described qualitative research as the need of the hour, and mentioned the importance of policy studies and institutional support for it.

Webinar on Sikh Gurus' teachings

Kurukshetra: "The ten Sikh Gurus' tradition created a new history in Medieval India. The real tribute to the Gurus would be to know about them and connect them with our heart and imbibe their teachings in our life," Prof Kuldeep Chand Agnihotri, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, said this as a key speaker during a webinar on "Journey from Renunciation to Martyrdom: Guru Teg Bahadur". The webinar was organised by the Panjabi department, Kurukshetra University, to mark the beginning of the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of ninth Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur. A large number of participants attended the webinar, including scholars from the UK, Canada, US, Bulgaria, Japan, South Africa and Australia. In his address, Dr Jaspal Singh, former VC of Panjabi University, Patiala, said: "We need to read the symbols, images and messages communicated in simple language of Guru Teg Bahadur's Bani." In her inaugural address, KU VC Nita Khanna said the Bani of ten Gurus spreads message of brotherhood, love and peace among human beings and all forms of life on earth.

Course on composite materials

Faridabad: A weeklong online course on research and development in composite materials has begun at JC Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad. Jointly organised by the departments of mechanical engineering and physics and sponsored by TEQIP-III, as many as 275 participants are attending the course. DK Aswal, director, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, was the chief guest at the inaugural session. He stressed upon the need for collective work by the government, academia, industry and society for inclusive growth of the economy. He said the increased stability of the MSME sector in India was required to make economy better. Elaborating the concept of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', he said it was a mission for which all have to work collectively on a common platform. Vice Chancellor Prof Dinesh Kumar stressed upon the need of interdisciplinary collaborations and importance of such courses in present times. He said the composite materials had wide applicability in areas like aerospace and marine industries, medical equipment and energy harvesting, and therefore, the course would benefit the large range of academicians.



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