The Centre for teaching and learning, T.John College organized a two day faculty development programme to enrich the knowledge of faculties through interaction with eminent personalities from industries and academia for a better understanding of the teaching-learning process. The second day of this programme will be an outbound activity, scheduled on the 1st of July 2017. The Faculty Development programme started with a welcome speech by Dr.Shikha Tiwari, Principal T.John College. She imparted the integral values of teaching and motivated the teachers to achieve greater goals in academics. The welcome address was followed by a motivational talk by Dr. Thomas.P.John, Chairman, T.John Group of Institutions. The talk was centered upon the importance of planning for a holistic developmentof the Self. He also emphasized on engineering the mind by tuning it in the rightful direction for achieving the set target.Ms. Hemalatha Doddamani, Vice Principal, T.John College delivered the vote of thanks for the session.
The forenoon session commenced after a short break for refreshment. Ms. Maithreye S Holeyachi, Professor, BBA Department introduced the key speaker Dr. Seema Malhotra, Clinical Psychologist from NIMHANS. She brought into forefront the importance of mentoring the youth through a detailed discussion on the key aspects of mentoring. The session also saw a productive interaction between the faculty members and Dr.Seema Malhotra, which shed lights on the nuances of mentoring. The insightful session came to an end with videos demonstrating the process of one to one mentoring which the teachers found helpful. Ms. Sucharitha Banerjee, Head of IQAC and CTL member delivered the vote of thanks.
The afternoon session commenced post the lunch breakwith an introduction of the key speakers by Dr. Felcy Judith, Director CA Department and CTL member. MS. Gowri.C.Nair, Mr.Vineeth, Ms. Isha and Ms. Lakshmi from ART OF LIVING were the key speakers for the session whose talks centered on the development of the Self through social well being. Mr.Vineeth and Ms. Isha, the young volunteers associated with the Art of Living shed lights on the importance of Social Service, the various social immersion programmes, fellowships and internships for the students and emphasized on the fact that it provides an opportunity for the personal and societal growth. Ms. Lakshmi, who completed her education from Tata Institute of Social Science also shared with the audience her experience at the Art of Living. Ms. Gowri.C.Nair, shared her expertise in the service sector, and delivered an insightful talk on the holistic wellbeing of the self and extending the joy of living to the community. The Faculty development programme came to an end with the vote of thanks by Dr. Nilanjana Basu, Executive Director MBA department and Head of CTL.