Computer teachers should work as supporter of development: Prof. Piyush Trivedi
Bhopal, December 16, 2014: The inclusive growth of the society is possible only when the information technology could be taken to the lower stratum of the society. The teachers imparting IT education should provide technical information in such a way that an educated person can use that knowledge for development of self as well as society and the nation as a whole. And for this, it is important that the teachers associated with computer and technical education work as a supporter of development. These views were expressed by the vice chancellor of Rajive Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV), Dr. Piyush Trivedi while addressing the Faculty Development Programme organized by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal on Tuesday. Dr. Trivedi was present as the Chief Guest of the function.
The Journalism University is organizing the Faculty Development Programme to train the teachers of over 900 affiliated institutes of the university on new technologies and research in the field of computer and information technology. More than 100 teachers are participating in the five-day programme which is being organized from December 16 to 20.
While addressing the inaugural session of the function, Dr Trivedi said that the Journalism University has played a crucial role in taking computer education to the village-level. Admitting more than 1.5 lakh students in every session is a big achievement. He said that today IT professionals need to be dynamic and for this it is important for the teachers associated with computer education too are dynamic. “Prime Minister of the country is today talking about Smart India and has proposed of developing smart city in every state of the country. And to meet this goal, the teachers in the field of IT and computer education could play a significant role. We will have to prepare such students from our institutes who are instrumental in making the dream of Smart India come true”, he said.
The programme which is being organized by the Computer Application Department of the university has invited 100 teachers in the first phase. Five-day programme would have four sessions every day. The participants would be trained on changing trends in computer and IT in addition to personality development, communication skills and others by the experts.
Among those present on the occasion were registrar of the university, Dr. Chandar Sonane, director, Associated Institutes, Dr. Deepak Sharma, head of the Computer Application Department, Prof. (Dr.) C.P. Agrawal and others.