Two – day Conference on ‘Achieving Academic Excellence through IQAC’
Internal Quality Assurance Cell ( IQAC ) of Dr. N.G.P. Arts and Science College will organise a NAAC – sponsored two – day State – level conference on “Achieving Academic Excellence through IQAC” 9th December, 2011 and 10th December, 2011.
According to a release, the State – level conference will focus on quality enhancement in higher education.
Representatives from more than 100 colleges will participate and present papers.
P. Thirumalvalavan, Registrar, Bharathiar University, will inaugurate the conference.
Experts from academia will handle the sessions in the conference. The two day conference proceedings will be brought out.
Those interested in participating can contact :
B. Satheesh Kumar,
Phone No : 98943 26910; or
E mail : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop on Baking and Confectionary
Dr. NGP Arts and Science College is conducting a week long workshop on Baking and Confectionary by Sivaprakasam, Baking Technological Indian Institute of Baking Technology. The workshop ends on September 26, 2011.
Science Expo at NGP College
The Department of Microbiology of Dr. N.G.P. Arts and Science College will organise a science exhibition – cum – sale on September 28 and 29, 2011 to observe the birth anniversary of Anton Van Leeuwenhoek.
According to a release, competitions too will form a part of the events.
Essay writing, pencil sketching, and making science exhibits, will be held for students studying from Standards IX to XII.
Two students can team up for each event. Materials should be brought by the participants. Schools can submit a maximum of two exhibits.
Registrations for the exhibition should be done before September 15, 2011.
For details Contact,
Phone No : 92452 – 82174.
Teachers have a Major Role to play in Society
Education through life, and education throughout life, are the two principles that should guide a teacher in his or her profession. Social relevance of education should not be lost along the way.
Teachers should apply text in the right context, V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, said here on Saturday.
Delivering the graduation day address at the Dr. N.G.P. College of Education, he said the job of a teacher should not be merely seen as a process of livelihood but as a process of improving the quality of society or the community.
If this emphasis did not form part of the formal education, then education would remain incomplete.
“Education and health are two basic factors that are important for the development of a society. Education refers to basic education and health specifically refers to nutrition – mother’s health.
When the concentration is more on these factors, the rest will follow. The countries which follow this mantra have become developed countries,” Mr. Pillai said.
Terming the B.Ed. degree as a licence for teaching thousands of children, the Vice-Chancellor said, it is the teacher who sets the ethical and model standards of a society.
“It is not easy to forget one or two teachers who have been instrumental in bringing about some significant change in our life. There are some illustrious ones who would have gone beyond the role of a teacher. This special role of a teacher is unique in the Indian context,” he added.
He, however, cautioned the fresh graduates that they should acknowledge that there were a lot of facts that should be learnt and also unlearnt.
The ones that should be unlearnt were the difficult ones because they involved giving way to prejudices. Only who discarded prejudices could learn new things, he said.
Thavamani D. Palaniswami, Secretary of the college, Nalla G. Palaniswami, Chairman, Kovai Medical Center Research and Educational Trust, and Jayalakshmi Karuppanasamy, Principal of the college, spoke.