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Title of the programme: Faculty Development Programme
Dates : 14th & 15th June ‘12

Human Resource Development Centre of Srinivasan College of Arts & Science (Co-Ed) has recently organized a two day Faculty Development Programme. Shri. A. Srinivasan, Founder -Chairman, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Group of Institutions presided over the function. Thiru.S.Kathiravan, Vice-Chairman, Mrs. Ananthalakshmi Kathiravan, Thiru.P.Neelraj, Secretary, Thiru.P. Mani and Thiru.Boopathi, Directors of the trust graced the occasion. Mr.N.Rajkumar and Mr.C. Gomathi Shankar, Sieger Group (Pvt) Ltd., Chennai were the resource persons. Prof.R.Sasidhara, Principal (In Charge) in her felicitation highlighted the significance of organizing FDPs. She pointed out that self-analysis, communication and inter-personal skills are some of the vital qualities required by teaching faculty, who has huge responsibility of shaping future generation and FDPs helps in improving these qualities.

The FDP provided inputs on process and practice of Personal development, communication and inter-personal skills, creativity, nuances of problem solving, achievement, and motivation. The training methodology included case studies, group discussions, games, simulation exercises and classroom lectures. It helped in equipping teachers with skills and knowledge that are essential for inculcating basic values in students, guiding and monitoring their progress towards a successful career.

The day one started with motivating the faculty participants by visualizing the video titled "The One", which tells about the personalities who have become No 1 in their field of specialization. Initially there was consensus about the basic qualities of the teacher which was concluded by giving guidelines on improvisation and effective accomplishment of the tasks. Later there was a Psycho Metric Test called DISC (Dominant/ Influence/ Shy/ Cautious). This test helps in performing self-analysis and also in analyzing the characters of the students/persons we interact with. This test ensures healthy relationship with others and also helps to develop an ambient atmosphere at workplace.

On the second day of the training participants were drawn attention to commitment, shouldering responsibilities, to make the students to set their goals, and how to achieve the goals within time frame by balloon and ball activities. Faculty members were given case studies to analyze and assess it with multiple perspectives. Through this, they were made to understand that teaching-learning system should have deeper analytical and critical thinking so that students can take active part in the learning process. Exclusive session on team building helped in motivating the participants to work as a team by breaking their personal barriers to achieve a common goal. Stress was laid on team building to offer quality education which envisages the vision of our chairman to offer quality education to students from all strata of the society.

Nearly 100 staff members from the faculty of Arts & Science of the college actively participated in the two day FDP. Transformation brought about by the FDP was witnessed in the feedback session. Earlier, Mr. V.Chandra Chowdry, Placement officer of the college welcomed the gathering. Coordinators of various departments made the arrangements for the smooth conduct of the programme.