SGT University organises FDP on ‘Planning, decision making and leadership’ for deans, directors, HoDs

SGT Times Reporter

Gurugram, February 12

Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University organised a one-day workshop on virtual mode on “Planning, Decision Making and Leadership” on February 12.

The session was addressed by reputed experts from Academia as well as Practitioners and share their insights.

Dr. S. G. Deshmukh, Deputy Director, IIT Delhi said that the perspective that students can be co-developers in the high-quality teaching-learning activities can be applied to impact society.

He said that this way, the faculty can leverage their full potential as well as the university.

He advised the faculty to keep their focus of the academic plan very clear.

“The focus should be on teaching, knowledge transfer, global outlook and research to carve a niche for oneself,” he added.

“We hope to keep the focus of our academic plan clear. Teaching, knowledge transfer, global outlook, and/or research and carve a niche for oneself,” he added.

Dr. Rangarajan, Head, Centre for MSME Studies, and Head, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata Campus, said that academic leadership relates to analytical thinking and decisions.

He said that leadership must have some flexibility in their choices.

He said that it was important for the leader to lead from the front. This is leadership by doing, not merely by supervision.

Dr. Venkat Ram Reddy, Professor, IIT, Jodhpur, said that leadership is about followers. A leader is not a leader unless one’s behaviour influences people or students and make them followers.

“The Government’s National Education Policy has beautifully used the nudge technique to enhance school education at the rural level. We need to inculcate that in our day to day endeavours,” he added.

Dr. Subrata Saha spoke about the key aspects of good relationship building in a team namely trust, respect, psychological safety, inclusivity and importance of communication and demonstration.

He said it was important to learn to say no. And it was even more important to praise people for their good work.

Dr RK Mitra, Pro-Vice-Chancellor began the FDP by welcoming the keynote speakers. Prof Sushil Manav. Dean, Faculty of Mass Communication and Media Technology, and Mr. Kranti Anand were also present in the conference room where Dr Bharti Raina coordinated the FDP.

and Dr Reshu Sanan moderated the event. 

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