Faculty Development / Training Programs (FDP/FTP)

Department of Computer Science and Applications organized a “Faculty Development Programme” on the topic- “Internet of Things” from 27 November, 2017 to 17 December, 2017. In this FDP, 14 school teachers participated. Mr. Shyam Raheja was the keynote speaker. In the technical session he focused on how the various applications of internet could be used in teaching. During the programme, the participating teachers learned about the various aspects of internet applications and how these applications could be used in cloud storage. Dr. Rajpal Singh, the Principal of the college, awarded participation certificates to all participants.

Department of Computer Science and Applications organized a “Faculty Development Programme” on the topic- “Art of Teaching with latest technology based on “Google forms and classrooms” from 22 November, 2018 to 15 December, 2018. The programme was specially initiated to foster the knowledge, skills, and professional competence among faculty members. Eminent resource persons were invited. Dr. R.P Singh, Principal of GMN College welcomed the guests and shared his views on the Importance of Professional efficiency in higher educational institutions. Dr. Sanjeev Sofat Punjab engineering college, Expressed his views on the topic Cybersecurity. Dr. Rajveer Singh Lohan, Vice-Chancellor Maharishi Dayanand University highlighted the importance of integrating technology into teaching in sustaining academic vitality. The programme was well-received by the faculty members.

A professional development programme on how to access government sites for nonteaching staff members was held on 19th January 2019 under the convenorship of principal Dr. Raj Pal Singh. The main motive of this programme was to learn how to use technological communication devices such as computers and the internet to provide public services to teaching staff. The main thought behind this programme was that a consolidated login experience would empower staff to work in concert, saving cost and would further help in reducing unnecessarily delay in the college work. The non-teaching staff was taught how to access government sites to work more efficiently.

On 11TH February, 2019 One day workshop on the use of OPAC was organized by Jaswant Rai Memorial library. The resource person Mr. Deepak (Librarian). In the first technical session, he focused on the introduction to library OPAC. He practically demonstrated how to excess the electronic version of any document through BAR CODE. In the second technical session, he gave practical demonstration as to how to reserve a document in advance and how to add new books into the digital card. Both the sessions were successfully conducted. Queries raised by the participants were resolved effectively.

On 25th February 2019, the computer science department organized one-day faculty development programme on the topic of smart classroom-based solutions. In this FDP live demonstration as how to use the Internet for recording the lectures. The training session was attended by both teaching and non-teaching staff members. Queries of staff members were taken and were resolved satisfactorily.

On 28th February 2019 one day workshop on the Microsoft word as a research tool was organised in the college. Mr Deepak Kumar as a resource person focused on the introduction to Microsoft world and its usage in the research and then started with the practical module namely Reference to the Microsoft Word. In the Second part of the technical session, he practically explained how to use the Microsoft word as referenced management tool and how to insert the references automatically. Both the technical sessions were handled efficiently. Faculty members expressed their satisfaction with the content delivered to them during the workshop.

In an effort to enhance the digital knowledge of the faculty members one day workshop on “Mendeley Reference Tools” was conducted in a college on 8th March,2019. It was organised by the by the Jaswant Rai Memorial Library. Keynote speaker Mr Deepak Kumar in the first technical session gave introduction to Mendeley reference management tool. In the second technical session he practically explained about Mendeley profile, how to side the sources and how to build a personal library. The session was conducted successfully.

In order to keep up with the new challenges and innovations in research, the institution hosted a one-day workshop on Copyright Issues in Research on March 25, 2019 by Dr. Raj Pal Singh principal GMN college. The workshop started with a welcome note by worthy speaker Mr. Deepak Kumar. In his first technical session he dealt with Indian copyright law. He also highlighted the difference between plagiarism and copyright and also made the participants learn how to protect the original work through copyright. In the second technical session, he talked about the copyright policies of journals and independent publishing, and so forth. The technical session was jam-packed with new information. The workshop ended with a vote of thanks to all the participants.

One day training programme on the calculation of income tax and financial planning was organized in the college on April 6th, 2019. The renowned chartered accountant Mr. Vijay Gupta was the resource Person. Mr. Gupta suggested various ways for enhancing individual and institutional savings. He also described the text slabs and exemption limits under various sections for the current financial year, he gave several valuable tips as to how to save tax on income-generating through long-term capital gains. He also cautioned the staff members against the late filing of income tax returns and suggested how to save tax by investing in various government schemes and healthcare insurances. At the end of the session principal, Dr. Raj Pal Singh thanks Mr. Gupta for lightning the faculty members on income tax benefits.

On the 9th of April 2019, as part of the college's faculty development programme, a one-day workshop on plagiarism awareness was held in the institution. The keynote speaker Mr. Deepak Kumar elaborated the issues of plagiarism in the area of research. He also gave a detailed outline of UGC guidelines and regulations on plagiarism and academic integrity, 2018. He appealed to all the faculty members to refrain from academic dishonesty in research and give proper credit to the sources. The faculty members shared their personal experiences and thanked the organizers for conducting a workshop on the relevant issues.

A one-day workshop on Assessing E-resources was organized in the college on 29 April,2019. The workshop consisted of Two technical sessions. In the first technical session, Mr. Deepak librarian as resource person focused on the use of the resources including N- list consortium access, open electronic resources, electronic databases, and full-text download, etc. In the second technical session, Mr. Deepak gave an elaborated introduction to KOHA integrated library management software. In this session staff members were familiarised with the significant features of KOHA. Participants were made to learn how to access the library resources with it. In addition to this, he also Demonstrated how to make comments on the desired document through personal login to KOHA and the automatic gate entry system through barcoded ID card. Both the technical sessions were attended by teaching and non-teaching staff enthusiastically.

One-day workshop on Intellectual Property Rights was organized on 6 May 2019. The workshop began with a welcome note by the worthy principal Dr. Raj Pal Singh which was followed by the technical sessions conducted by the librarian, Mr. Deepak Kumar. In the latter part of the technical session, he discussed various intellectual property rights forms such as copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. The faculty members thanked the organizers for organizing such a brainstorming session.

Faculty development programs are conducted specially to upgrade the skills of the academicians In assessing various resources. Keeping this goal in mind one day workshop on the use of e-library was organized in the college on 18th May 2019 The workshop started with the welcome note by the worthy Principal Dr. Raj Pal Singh followed by the technical sessions by the librarian Mr. Deepak Kumar. He discussed in detail the electronic resources available in the library And acquainted the participants with the where are Erie sources such as the DOAJ, DOAB, Shodhganga, Shodhgangotri, N-LIST consortium, etc. In the later part of his discussions, he practically made the participant learned how to excess the variety of resources in Jaswant Rai memorial electronic college library off the college. Both the technical sessions were full of learnings, and all staff members relished the content delivered to them during the workshop. The workshop ended with a vote of thanks to all the participants.

On 21st May 2019 another workshop on stress management was organized in the college for teaching faculty members. Dr. Anupama emphasized that stress wreaks havoc on an individual's emotional equilibrium and disabled them to function effectively. She stressed the need to identify the sources of stress in personal life as well as in professional life Dr. Sihag also shared some of the stress-busting tips with the participants. She further stated that stress-free organization promotes growth and progress of the organizations. In the end, Dr. Anupama advocated learning life balance techniques to lead a happy satisfactory and stress-free life.

For improving the professional efficiency of the employees of the college a professional development programme was organised on June 3rd 2019 in the college campus. In the programme both teaching and non-teaching staff were trained in effective writing skills. The participants were trained to write documents that are grammatically correct straight to the point and save time of the reader. Dr. Jyoti Sorout Assistant Professor, department of English was the chief speaker of the programme. She gave valuable tips to the participants through on writing good letters and emails. She urged the participants for becoming computer proficient in the technology driven world. She also showed the proper formats of various types of applications written to the officials. And gave valuable tips for writing good reports and seminar proposals. At the end of the programme queries from the participants were taken and resolved efficiently.

A Stress management workshop was organized on 25th June 2019 in the college for non-teaching staff by Dr. Anupama Sihag from the psychology department. She mainly talked about the ever-increasing numbers of psychological disorders in society, causing dissatisfaction unhappiness, and stress among the youth as well as the professionals. She remarked that stress, when ignored, can take the form of pressure which most likely disrupts the normal free mind of an individual. She stressed the need for stress management strategies especially among employees so that the mismatch between personal inspirational goals and ever-increasing pressures of meeting deadlines in the working areas could be tackled easily. Dr. Anupama advocated the use of stress management techniques in attaining job satisfaction. Dr. Raj Pal Singh principal also advise the participants to follow yoga as a wonderful coping technique to deal with stress. All the participants were benefited and felt energetic and confident at the end of the session.

A professional development programme on how to access ERP was organized by the department of computer science and application on 17th July 2019 following the guidelines of the UGC to adopt the latest impressionable skills. The faculty members were educated on how to access ERP Implementation in college for attendance and assignments by using LMS and how this software helps to generate E reports on a click of button which are very useful during NAAC visits and also helps save stationary.

Under PDP scheme of IQAC, first seminar in the beginning of new academic session
2019-20 on the theme of “Understanding Criterion of SSR and AQAR” was organized. The objective of this PDP scheme was to sensitize the all the staff members regarding various matrices of SSR/AQAR for this purpose for seminars will be organized focusing on various Criterions. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the college organized one day seminar on “Quality initiatives in Curriculum Enrichment” on July 22, 2019. Dr. Gurdev Singh Vice president Governing body G.M.N College, Ambala Cantt presided over the function. 53 faculty members attended the seminar Dr S.K. Pandey Deputy Convenor presented a brief overview of the seminar.

Discussing the Criterion 1.1 that is Curriculum Planning and Implementation. Meenu Rathi pointed out that the college was running several diploma courses, Add-on Courses. Value added courses and short-term courses in which more than 1200 students had been enrolled. She mentioned that since the curriculum was designed by the affiliating university there was no scope of curriculum design and for the improvement in it. She informed the audience that for the curriculum enrichment the college had constituted an Internal Board of studies which would plan at design additional curriculum including very short-term courses value added courses certificate diploma and advanced diploma courses for UG and PG classes on getting the recommendations from faculty members who felt that the students require the knowledge of some additional topics other than the prescribed by the university

Dr Shikha Jaggi discussed Criterion 1.2 and 1.3 regarding academic flexibility and curriculum enrichment. She mentioned about non availability of CBCS in our college. She then appraises the audience of nine elective options prescribed by the students in UG and PG courses. She also pointed out that the certificate courses and short-term courses being run by the college had time frame of 50 hours and 10 hours respectively .Dr Niyti spoke about Criterion 1.4 that included feedback from Five stakeholders that is students’ parents’ teacher’s management and alumni. She elaborated on the relevance of feedback forms in giving an idea of teaching learning process of the college. She discussed in detail how feedback forms were collected and analysed in order to find out the areas where improvement was needed, she said that on successful analysis of the forms the report was discussed in Governing body meetings and then suitable action was taken Dr Niyti also inform the audience that the feedback forms in session 2018-19 were made online as compared to the previous practice of having them field in offline mode

Dr Anju Jain IQAC, coordinator and the convener of the seminar urged the faculty members to study AQAR and SSR thoroughly to have in depth knowledge of the requirements of NNAC. She talked about the quantitative metrics of SSR where the benchmark on a scale of 0 to 5 had been fixed by NAAC Bengaluru. She emphasized on the point that to gain point between 3 to 4 was must for grading getting grade A. She said that in that respect the performance of the college on all such metrics needed to be upgraded

Dr Gurdev Singh Vice President GMN college Governing body showed his concern regarding low score of the college in NAAC. He advised the speakers of the seminar for presenting their views through PPT mode and thereby making the deliberations more interactive as well as interesting. Dr. Singh also ask the presenters to prepare a comparative analysis of previous data with the current data in order to have a guesstimate of the current score of the college in NAAC. He proposed to involve more number of faculty members in such academic discussions related to NAAC.Principal Dr. Rajpal Singh urged are good the faculty members to work on students’ poor results poor student progression and to involve a stronger mentor mentee system Dr. S.S.Nain, Deputy Coordinator, IQAC/NAAC  proposed a formal vote of thanks

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the college organized second seminar on the topic “Understanding Criteria of SSR and AQAR” under Professional Development Program initiative on 17.09.2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Seminar Hall-II. 16 faculty members attended the seminar. A review of AQAR to be uploaded in the month of September was done during the program. While Criteria II was discussed in detail, revised criteria I was also taken up.

Dr S.K. Pandey discussed the revised criteria one that is curriculum planning and implementation it was decided that number of courses should be updated based on actual data. The day and month of introduction of new courses should be also be incorporated. Action taken report based on the feedback analysis was also taken up and it was decided by the principle that the fee might on be taken in two or more instalments wherever required.

Dr S.S. Nain discussed criteria II. i.e., Teaching learning and evaluation it was observed that programs in the previous section were continued for the current session also it was suggested that the data related to the number of smart classroom and ICT enabled classrooms should match with the data recorded in criteria IV. It was observed that many more honours and recognition were received by the faculty members and the data should be updated as per the existing record. That should match with the criteria 3.2.2 also. It was pointed out that the results of PGDCA and other classes which were not included in the result column should be included. It was suggested that teachers should put more effort to improve the results.It was decided that the remaining criteria that is criteria III and IV would be discussed later on.In the end Dr. Anju Jain proposed a formal vote of thanks to the principal and the members of IQAC and NAAC team.

The Internal Quality Assurance cell (IQAC)of the college organized third seminar on the topic “Understanding Criteria of SSR and AQAR” under Professional Development Program initiative on 18.9.2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Seminar Hall II. 16 faculty members attended the seminar.
Ms. Pinky Gupta presented and discussed criteria of IV, i.e., Infrastructure and Learning Resources She briefed the detailed of budget allocation and augmentation in the infrastructure facilities during session 2018-19. Number of important equipment purchased during the current year were analysed. It was reinforced that the data related to the number of smart classroom and ICT enabled classroom should match with the criteria II. The number of newspapers which was same during the current session was proposed to be enhanced in the next sessions. It was observed that the number of browsing centres were initiated during the year. Expenditure incurred on maintenance of physical facilities and academic support facilities excluding salary was also discussed.

Mr. S.K. Bathla elaborated on criteria V, i.e., Student Support and Progression. It was decided that career counselling activities were to be increased in future so that a greater number of students could be benefited from them. It was also observed that actual number of students qualified competitive exams for more than recorded. The Principle suggested to put more effort to collect the required data from the students. It was proposed that list of activities should be updated and updated data related to scholarship to be taken from administrative office. It was also suggested that the data pretending to student progression to higher education should be maintained properly. It was decided that the remaining criteria i.e.  III, VI and VIII would be discussed later on. The meeting ended with the formal vote of thanks

On 10th January 2020 Department of computer science and applications organized one Faculty development programme especially for teaching staff on the topic of understanding child psychology. Dr. Komal renowned psychologist, Lovely professional University Jalandhar was the keynote speaker. Dr. Komal interacted with teachers and explained that how the behaviour of a child can be judged under a distressing environment. She also discussed some of the very relevant coping strategies to deal with anxiety issues among adolescents. Dr. Komal suggested several coping strategies which could be used by the parents to ease the mental pressure from the minds of children. The participants appreciated the efforts put in by the keynote speaker and expressed their gratitude towards the organizers.

A professional development programme on the basics of ERP was organized by the department of computer science application on 13 January 2020 for all the teaching and non-teaching staff members. Mr. Amitoj, Director Duple IT solution was invited to demonstrate how to access the three main modules namely, attendance, leave, and LMS. In the attendance module, the participant learned the working of this module and also learned the process of marking student's assessments as per their timetable. In the LMS module, these participants got acquainted with the basics of learning management systems. In the leave, module Participants learned how to apply for leave from the institution the programme was successfully conducted the doubts regarding modules were clarified.

With a view to improve upon the use of digital information sources of the teaching faculty and non-teaching faculty department of computer science and applications organized one day professional development programme in the college on 17th March 2020. The topic for the professional development programme was basic functionality of computer system. The professional development programme was conducted by Dr. Surjeet Singh from computer science department Ambala Cantt. He interacted with non-teaching staff and explained the latest input and output devices available in the digital world. The programme was conducted successfully.

The Faculty Development programme was organized by GMN college on 19th March 2020. The objective of this FDP was to provide knowledge of income tax to non-teaching staff. Dr. Surrender Kundu assistant professor Department of Commerce was the keynote speaker of the programme. He explained the new and old tax regimes of income tax. He elaborately discussed the new tax regime which has been introduced by the government under section 115 bacs Dr. SK explained in detail several key points of the new tax regime. The lecture was followed by an interactive session and the program was successfully conducted

The computer science department organized five days faculty development programme on E-content development in association with the international institute of organized research from 30th May- 3rd June 2020. The programme was specially initiated to foster the knowledge, skills, and professional competence among faculty members.GMN College, Ambala Cantt in association with the International Institute of Organized Research, organized five days faculty development programme on E-content development from 30th May 2020 to 3rd June 2020 under the guidance of principal Dr. Raj Pal Singh. The convener of the faculty development programme Mrs. Upinder Kaur ensured the participants that the programme would foster the faculty's knowledge skill and professional competence. On the first day of the faculty development programme Mrs. Upinder Kaur invited keynote speaker Mr. Tanveer Singh training manager IIT . He started the session by discussing the need for E-content development since Covid19 has posed global challenges and shifted the whole scenario of teaching into remote learning. Mr. Tanvir Singh discussed in detail  the videos online-offline platforms which could be utilized by professionals and students during global health emergencies. In the next  technical session. Some of the key features of intellectual property rights and their types were also discussed. Self-plagiarism in India was also discussed by Mr. Tanvir Singh. The technical session was followed by the question-answer round. On the second day the keynote speaker Mr. Amit Kumar a Microsoft innovative educator expert presented a detailed overview of the four-quadrant approach of books. On the third technical session, Mr. Amit disseminated the knowledge of WAKE LET et, FLIPGRID. The participants got ample opportunity to learn the techniques as two how to create QR codes for videos. On the 4th day of the workshop, assignments were given to the participants and assessment tests in the form of the quiz were conducted covering key areas like E-content, Flipgrid, format factory, plagiarism and Google form. On the last day of the FDP program Dr. V K Bindal proposed the Vote of Tanks to the experts and congratulated the convenor and other faculty members for their active participation.