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Thursday, 13 August 2020

V-C pushes for digital learning

Rohtak: Rajbir Singh, Vice Chancellor, Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) said online teaching and learning was the need of the hour. The challenge posed by Covid-19 has paved the way for technology-mediated teaching and learning. Digital technology has facilitated the paradigm shift in the education system. The VC urged students to avail the opportunity to reach new horizons of higher education. The MDU has embarked upon digital teaching for students of intermediate classes. The online classes had commenced on August 10 on Google meet platforms. The VC asked the faculty members to ensure regular online classes in the department as per schedule. He urged the teachers to prepare e-content that is engaging and enriching for students. MDU, dean, academic affairs, Nina Singh said digital teaching and learning was the new normal. Faculty members must follow the university's guidelines to ensure proper conduct of online classes.


Chandigarh: Sumit Narula, director, Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Gwalior, said people pursuing PhD must check once if the journal was listed in the UGC's approved list before sending their research articles for publication. He, who is also an expert of detecting fake journals, was speaking at a refresher course organised by UGC-HRDC and IMCMT, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. "In universities, professors are asked to send research papers and articles for publication in journals, for promotions and increments. For research scholars, it is a must to publish their two research articles regarding their PhD topic to get their doctoral degree," he added. He also enlightened media educators about fake, predatory, and cloned journals. He talked about some fact-check websites and URL links like pre-evaluation of Scopus submission, ready for He explained how to cross-check the UGC-Care list and the fake journal URL. Explaining which was fake and which was UGC listed, he advised the gathering to go through the guidelines.

Plantation drive at KVA DAV college

Karnal: A tree plantation programme under the government launched campaign 'Harit Haryana Abhiyan' was organised at KVA DAV College for Women. Saplings of amla, lemon and hibiscus were planted by principal Sujata Gupta, along with other staff members. Nodal officer for the campaign Dr Ashima Gakhar, coordinators Sanjana Raheja, Dr Sunita Salaria and Dr Nadia Chauhan; members Meenu Sharma, Dr Anuradha Nagia, Dr Anju Narwal, Lakhwinder, Dr Poonam Kundu, Kawaljeet, Dr Isha, Shivangi, Anshul and Divya motivated and encouraged the students to participate in the drive, and fostered a sense of responsibility towards nature in them. "The campaign was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan under the 'Vriksha Bandhan Abhiyan'. Around 700 students planted saplings at their homes, nearby parks and fields," said the Principal.

Webinar on Nematode problem

Hisar: The nematology department organised a webinar on the problem of nematodes in horticultural crops, and their management. The webinar was organised in view of the gravity of the problem in Guava and poly houses in the state. Dr RK Walia, former professor, nematology department and former project coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project (Nematodes), ICAR, was the main speaker at the webinar. Besides, students and scientists of the department, 125 participants from 14 states participated in it. He explained that the main reason behind the spread of nematodes in these crops was the use of nematode-infected nursery and other planting material. Farmers and nurseryman are often ignorant about the nematode infection in these crops. He emphasised on the need to test the soil and planting material before erection of poly house and planting of orchard. He also laid stress on the use of nematode-free nursery, and integrated nematode management in poly houses. At the end of webinar, speaker answered the queries and questions of participants. Vice-Chancellor of CCS HAU, Hisar, Dr Samar Singh, and Director of Research, Dr SK Sehrawat congratulated the scientists of the department on organising the webinar.

Online recruitment training begins

Hisar: A one-week online campus recruitment training (CRT) programme for BTech final year students of Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, has started. More than 100 students are getting training on topics like communication skills, group discussion skills, interview skills, entrepreneurship skills, e-mail writing, etc. Pankaj Chaudhary, director, TIME, Hisar will train the students. Pratap Singh Malik, director, placement, inaugurated the programme, and told that this was in continuation of the employability skill training (EST) programme which was conducted last year also to improve the aptitude and soft skills of students, and prepare them for market and life. Malik took the session and taught the students about the structure of the programme, followed by some mathematical reasoning questions.

from The Tribune

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