Haridwar (The Hawk): In the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of Gurukul Kangri University, a five-day educational leadership and faculty development program on the subject of management of vocational education concluded on Wednesday. the program was held under the AICTE Atal scheme from 14 to 18 September 20. The inaugural session was held on 14 September 20.
Dr. Suyesh Bhardwaj,convener of the program started with Gayatri Mantra and Kulgeet, under the chairmanship of Professor Roop Kishore Shastri, Vice Chancellor of Gurukul Kangri University, presented the outline of the program welcoming all the participants.
Program Coordinator Prof. Pankaj Madan, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, informed all the participants about the activities of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology and also presented the objective of this workshop to all.
Dr. Mayank Agarwal, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, motivated all the participants to develop leadership skills through excellent research and technology. Welcoming all the participants, Sanjeev Lambha, in-charge of Mechanical Engineering Department, said that organizing personality development workshops was an excellent medium to learn various genres.
In charge of Electrical Engineering Department, Gajendra Rawat inspired all the participants to achieve new achievements in technology and research in modern times.
Registrar of Gurukul Kangdi Prof. Dinesh Bhatt, in his lecture highlighting the role of leadership all over the world and in the entire environment, motivated all the participants to develop leadership skills and described it as important for success. Prof. Ravindra Kumar Soni, Director AICTE Atal Academy gave information about various programs of AICTE and discussed all round development of teachers through such events.
Around 200 participants from 100 institutions and more than 20 states are participating in the Faculty Development Program on Leadership organized by Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidhyalaya, Haridwar.
On the 2nd day of the program, eminent speakers Prof. Dr. Amit Mittal, Prof. Dr. Alok Kumar Chakrawal and Prof. Dr. Gunmala Suri enlightened the participants with their expert talk on the leadership.
Prof. Dr. Amit Mittal, Professor and Dean at Chitkara University, Punjab, discussed the different type of leadership styles and their relevance in different situations. He also elaborated different personality types and reinforced the discussion by quoting the examples of some the most promising leaders of today - Steve Jobs, Nelson Mandela, Sundar Pichai, Virat Kohli, M. S Dhoni and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which made the session informative and interactive for participants.
Expert also talked about Followers' Development Level and highlighted key points on - how leader should always motivate their followers to move to a better level? And Why women leadership is still under progress in many areas? Professor summed up the session by saying that –"there is no perfect leadership but being flexible and good performer itself make a leader impactful and working in collaboration for good research work is the best way to get a quality work".
Prof. Dr. Alok Kumar Chakrawal, Professor at Saurashtra University, Rajkot, elaborated how to build a team and what role a leader plays in establishing the cooperative relationship among the members of his team.
Prof. Dr. Gunmala Suri, Professor at Punjab University, emphasized upon the key presentation skills of leaders, in which she shared the stories of prominent leaders of the century in different fields such as Politics, Business, and others.
Dr. Pankaj Madan said that the session was incredibly informative and the corpus of academic intellectuals imparted wisdom upon on future academicians that will for sure contribute to the upliftment of the quality education in India.