A General Orientation Course (GOC) for college and university teachers has started at the University of Kashmir.
The 74th GOC, organized by University’s UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, was inaugurated by Dean, Academic Affairs, Prof M A Wani.
Addressing the participants, Prof Wani said: “Such courses are of immense significance given the fact that teachers now have to be more responsive to the changing paradigms in higher education than ever before and orient themselves accordingly.”
Referring to Choice Based Credit System of education in vogue now, he said: “With the introduction of CBCS it has become more important for teachers to have knowledge of other allied subjects in addition to their own areas of specialization for the overall benefit of the student community and these orientation courses help a lot in that direction.”
Director UGC-HRDC Prof Mohi-ud-din Sangmi spoke at length on the aims and objectives of the General Orientation Course. He said such exercises provide useful insights on various aspects of teaching-learning pedagogy which young college and university teachers should know and work upon.
Coordinator UGC-HRDC Dr Geer M Ishaq apprised the participants about the schedule of the four-week-long orientation course.