Faculty Development Webinar

P.G Department of English at St.Thomas College, Bhilai and Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) has jointly conducted an International Faculty Development webinar on: Effective e-Teaching: Trends and Strategies. The webinar focused on the techniques that can be integrated in our teaching learning process to make it more effective. The focus was also on reinventing education by digital transformation. Principal of the College Dr. M.G Roymon extended a warm welcome to the resource person and the participants. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Vinita Thomas, Dean Academics, (Head, Dept of Botany) St. Thomas College, Bhilai. Madam Thomas shared her views on online learning and emphasized that the faculty need to be competent in their role and possess the skills to positively impact student outcome. The invited resource person for the webinar was Dr. Saji Thomas from University of Oman, Dr. Debjit Roy, IIM Ahmadabad and Dr. Prasanta Roy from Calcutta University. Dr. Saji Thomas spoke on the topic Effectiveness and Impact of Online Learning. He said that the present situation has reinforced the need to adopt innovative ways of getting quality education services accessible at all levels. Dr. Debjit Roy spoke on the topic Case-based Teaching Pedagogy in the Digital World. He spoke about the innovative way of introducing a topic in the class through a case study and making the online class pragmatic and approachable to the students. The psychological impact of online teaching on educators and educated was discussed by Dr. Prasanta Roy. He elaborated on the various techniques through which both the mentors and mentees can balance their stress and anxiety due to online learning and teaching. The Manager Bishop of the College His Grace Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius, the College administrator Rt. Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban, Management and faculty members applauded the Faculty Development Program organized by PG. Dept of English and IQAC of the College. Convener of the webinar Dr. Shiny Mendonce (Head, Dept of English) and Organizing Secretary Dr. Sujata Koley conducted the program. The Co-convener Ms. Susan Ebison supported in the smooth conduct of the webinar. Dr. Debjani Mukherjee IQAC Co-coordinator, (Head, Dept of Psychology) summed up the session and proposed vote of thanks.