Moodbidri: A three day faculty development workshop for student induction was inaugurated at Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering, Moodbidri on May 14. The Workshop sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi was organized from May 14 to May 16. The Workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Ramesh N, Regional Officer & Assistant Director, South West Regional Office, Bangalore, AICTE. Rajesh Chowta, Chairman, MITE presided over the function. Also present for the Program were Mrs. Vandana Singhal, State Academic Co-ordinator, AICTE, Prof. Chikkanna, VTU Co-ordinator, Dayal, AICTE.
The main motive behind this workshop is to train faculties from various colleges who in turn shall facilitate the same to the students of their respective colleges. In his inaugural Speech, Ramesh N emphasized on the importance of student induction in engineering course for the duration of 3 weeks. He mentioned that AICTE has changed its form from being a regulatory body to facilitating body. The student induction program is designed to enhance the life skills of the students and turn them into a better individual, to help gain a holistic outlook to their aspiration and act selflessly on behalf of the society. He also mentioned that to motivate the students to achieve excellence, de-stress them and help them understand their subjects beyond the scope of books and curriculum. In his presidential address Rajesh Chowta, Chairman, MITE appreciated the initiative taken by AICTE towards introducing Induction Program for first-year engineering students as it helps in familiarization of the new environment, identifying their talent, teaching them various professional etiquettes and promote bonding between the students. Uddhav Kumar is the resource person for the workshop. The workshop will focus on providing directions to the Faculty to bridge the gap between the students and their goals and responsibility towards the nation. Dr. G L Easwara Prasad, Principal, MITE welcomed the gathering. Dr. Asha Crasta, local organizer of the program proposed the Vote of Thanks.
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