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Faculty from all four campuses of Jaipuria Institute of Management converge at Noida campus for the Faculty Development Programme

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Academic and Corporate Leaders from across the Globe form the core of this FDP

Jaipuria Institute of Management is hosting a Pre-Session Faculty Development Programme from the 16th to the 22nd of June 2013, for the faculty of all its four campuses in Lucknow, Noida, Jaipur and Indore. The FDPs will be held at the Noida campus and several workshops will be conducted where in faculty members would deliberate upon a variety of academic ideas. While the 16th and 17th June, will be dedicated to specific workshops for separate groups of faculty in the disciplines of Information Technology, Economics and Finance, the combined workshop for all the faculty members is slated to be held from the 18thto the 20th of June.

Mr. Shreevats Jaipuria, Vice-Chairman of the institute has highlighted the importance of such academic gatherings in the following words;

“An FDP is a time when the entire faculty think-tank gets together to align themselves to new methods of teaching and latest pedagogical tools that have been introduced in the B-school environment. The subject-based specific workshops serve the purpose of letting the faculty share knowledge and brainstorm on the latest and how best it can be inculcated within acurriculum. This ensures that across all campuses, our faculty members are on the same wavelength. The combined workshop is targeted at academic excellence.”

A host of academic and corporate luminaries from across the globe will form the core of the three workshops which will make up this FDP. During the combined workshop, the Jaipuria faculty body will have the opportunity to hear inspiring personalities like Dr. R.S.Nirjar (Former Chairman AICTE & VC, Gautam Buddha University), Mr. Arun Kumar Jha (DG, NIESBUD) and Swamy Chidrupananda (Director, All India ChinmayaYuva Kendra). To share the latest tools of ‘Teaching Effectively’ from the western hemisphere, experts like Dr. David Wittenberg, Prof. Steve Rawlinson, Mr. Kiran Pedada and Mr. Hans Dholakia have been invited.

“One of the most eagerly awaited sessions is the Directors Forum on emerging issues, challenges and future directions in management education,” says Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Director General of Jaipuria, “This year we have Dr. Bibek Banerjee (Director, IMT-G), Dr. V. K. Bhalla (Faculty of Management Studies) and Dr. HarivanshChaturvedi (Director, BIMTECH) coming over, apart from the Directors of the four campuses of Jaipuria.”

“I’m personally looking forward to the workshop on Research Excellence and Publishing in Top-Tier Journals”, says Dr. Poonam Sharma, “Prof. KashiBalachandran from New York University, USA, is coming over especially for this workshop, and I know this will be a fantastic exchange.”

The 5-day workshop will also include the spiritual and meditative aspects of teaching effectively through Art of Living workshops, and will be anchored by the entire Board of Governors of Jaipuria Institute of Management.