UGC HRDC concludes ‘Third Induction Course’ for New teachers
Aligarh, October 27: The Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) recently urged the teachers to be role models for their students at the â€˜Valedictory Functionâ€™ of the â€˜Third Induction Courseâ€™ for newly appointed Assistant Professors held at the UGC Human Resource Development Centre (UGC HRDC), AMU.
Addressing the gathering of 43 participants from the faculty of Social Science, the Vice Chancellor said that a teacherâ€™s care for students should be more than motherâ€™s care for her children. â€œA teacher should be a role model in terms of conduct, dress and language,â€ he added.
AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) further said that a teacher should always prepare well, never bluff to student and keep abreast with technology.
Highlighting the personal traits of good professionals, the Vice Chancellor said that gossip mongering, fissiparous politics of region, religion and sect and financial impropriety are the anathema to a good teaching career.
Pointing out that the Times Higher Education UK has ranked AMU as Number two in the Indian universities, Professor A R Kidwai, Director, UGC HRDC said that the newly appointed faculty members are a part of a top class university and they have a huge responsibility in maintaining academic standards.
He also pointed out that AMUâ€™s image and high standards are a reflection of the Vice Chancellorâ€™s commitment in maintaining a high quality education.
â€œIt is out of this commitment that these induction courses have been conceived and executed,â€ said Prof Kidwai.
Dr Faiza Abbasi, Assistant Professor, UGC HRDC confirmed that the AMU Pro Vice Chancellor Brigadier Syed Ahmad Ali, Registrar Dr Asfar Ali Khan and Controller of examinations, Dr Javed Akhtar had engaged sessions with the participants of the course. She said that they engaged in discussions of research excellence, history, culture of AMU and other soft skills with the newly appointed teachers.
Dr Anisa Iqbal Sabir, Department of History and Dr Khurram Nisar, Department of Physical Education, AMU gave their feedback on behalf of the participants. Summarizing the course benefits, they said that it was rewarding to interact with fellow teachers as it helped them to gain many skills during the course.