FDP concludes at PU

Topic was “Emerging Trends in Electronics and Communication (ETEC-2020)”

FDP concludes at PU

Chandigarh: TEQIP-III Sponsored one-week Online Faculty Development Program jointly organized by Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Govt College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu on “Emerging Trends in Electronics and Communication (ETEC-2020)” from 4th to 8th August 2020, concluded.

The programme was inaugurated by Prof Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Prof Savita Gupta, Director, UIET and Dr Sameru Sharma, Principal, GCET, Jammu always motivate their faculty members to organise such events under twinning activities under TEQIP-III. Prof. Savita Gupta informed that the aim of this FDP was to empower faculty with technical skills to enhance the content delivery and bring in transformations in the teaching learning process. Fourteen experts from IITs/ NITs/ other premier institutes across India have given very informative talks.

Last day of the course witnessed expert lectures from Prof Manav Bhatnagar from IIT Delhi on 5G wireless communications and future wireless communications, their challenges in implementations. Another expert talk was delivered by Dr Surender Singh Saini on role of research & development in commercialization of technologies. He gave examples of opportunities in commercialization of technologies during this pandemic of COVID-19. Last session was delivered by Prof. Ravibabu from IIT Ropar on image processing citing examples from medical field. Participants appreciated the speakers and congratulated organiser for successful completion of the event.

Dr. Naresh Kumar, course coordinator in his valedictory address stressed on the applicability and utility of learning gained from this one-week FDP and implementing the same in their routine is the need of the hour. He has also taken the feedback from participants.

Dr. Arvind Kumar, course coordinator in his vote of thanks during the valedictory ceremony said that the programme had an overwhelming response from the faculty. He extended his vote of thanks to the Prof Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University and Prof. Savita Gupta, Director, UIET, Panjab University for giving full assistance in organizing such programs. Dr. Arvind also thanked Prof. Sunil Agrawal, Coordinator, department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, UIET, PU for his full support towards the endeavour. He thanked Dr. Sameru Sharma, Principal, GCET for supporting twinning activities under TEQIP-III and her motivation, and encouragement to organise such events. Dr. Arvind expressed his gratitude to course coordinators Dr. Naresh Kumar, UIET, and Er. Baldev Raj, GCET, Jammu and the whole organising team members Dr. Nidhi Garg, Dr. Charu Madhu, Mr. Vishal Sharma, Dr. Pardeep Kaur, Dr. Gurpreet Kaur and Dr. Roopali Garg for their contributions.