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CELEBRATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL DAY 2022
CELEBRATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL DAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2022
National Webinar on the theme
Constitutional Provisions of Education with Special Reference to NEP 2022
DoE, 27th November, 2022
Every year November 26th is celebrated as Constitutional Day to commemorate the First implementation of our Constitution the Democratic Republic of India and also to express our homage and gratitude to framers of the constitution of India especially Dr Rajendra Prasad, the President of the Constituent Assembly and Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, the chairman of the drafting committee. The Constituent Assembly was set up in 1946. It took two years, 11 months and 18 days to complete the whole draft of the constitution. With a few amendments, the Constitution was adopted on November 26th, 1949. The Constitution came into force on January 26, 1950.
The Department of Education organized National Webinar on the Constitutional Day 2022 on the theme, ‘Constitutional Provisions of Education with Special Reference to NEP 2022’. On this occasion Dr. Geeta Shinde, Associate Professor, Department of Education and Extension, Savitri Bai Phule University, Pune was invited as Guest Speaker. Prof. (Dr.) Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui, Chairperson, Department of Education, welcomed the Chief guest speaker and other dignitaries presented in online platform. The Programme was formally started with the recitation of the verses of Holy Qur’an by Prof. Mahmood Ali, Department of education AMU Aligarh. After the recitation, Prof. (Mrs.) Nasreen, Former Chairperson Department of education, AMU Aligarh, introduced the guest speaker.
Dr. Shinde in her lecture threw light
upon the importance of the historical journey and the making of the Indian
Constitution. She also paid homage and gratitude to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar by
remembering and highlighting his immense contribution in drafting the
Constitution. She said that NEP-2020 was highly needed Educational Policy with
innovative ideas and in compliance to the requirements in 21st
century. It blends not only Ancient Indian treasure of knowledge traditions but
also Modern horizons of Science and Technology in educational journey.
She shared her valuable ideas on various aspects of constitutional provision of Education and their relation to National Education policy 2020. In her speech she also highlighted major challenges in the implementation of NEP-2020 at various levels.
Prof. (Mrs.)Nasreen summarized the lecture in comprehensive way and offered the Vote of thanks to Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, AMU Aligarh, Prof. Mirza Asmer Beg, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, AMU Aligarh, all dignitaries, faculty members and students. The programme was concluded by singing University Tarana and National Anthem.
CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL EDUCATION DAY 2022
CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL EDUCATION DAY 2022
National Seminar on the Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad - 11-11-2022
DoE, 11th November, 2022
The Department of Education organised National Seminar on the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on 11-11-2022. Prof. (Dr.) Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui, Chairperson, Department of Education, welcomed The Chief guest and other dignitaries on dice by offering them bouquet. The Chief Guest of the Programme, Mr. Firoz Bakht, former chancellor Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Hyderabad, delivered his inaugural speech.
Mr. Firoz Bakht stated that Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, whose 134th Birth Anniversary falls today, that is, November 11th, and who joined lacerated hearts and broken beliefs, remains relevant as masses look askance all around in their search for stability in the prevailing times of confusion, communalism and radicalism.
The eleven hundred years of common history, opines Azad in “Al-Hilal”, December 29th, 1912, have enriched India with the common Hindu-Muslim achievement. According to Maulana, our languages, our poetry, our literature, our culture, our art, our dress, our manners and customs, the innumerable happenings of our daily life, everything bears the stamp of our joint endeavour.
There is indeed no aspect of our life which has escaped this stamp. Our languages were different, but we grew to use a common language; our manners and customs were dissimilar, but they acted and reacted on each other, and thus produced a new synthesis. Whether we like it or not, we have now become an Indian nation, united and indivisible. No fantasy or artificial scheming to separate and divide can break this unity. We must accept the logic of fact and history, and engage ourselves in the fashioning of our future.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad is, by any reckoning, a major figure in twentieth-century Indian History. He was a scholar thoroughly trained in the traditional Islamic sciences, with great intellectual abilities and eloquence of pen and speech.
He had, in addition, a remarkable openness to modern western knowledge even as he opposed western rule over India. He made a lasting contribution to Urdu prose literature with his translation and interpretation of the Qur'an.
The intellectual history of Islam in India has long been described in terms of two contrasting currents: the one tending towards confrontation, the other towards assimilation, with the Hindu milieu.
Maulana coalesced with endogenic creativity, the Vedantic vision of many parts of truth with the Islamic doctrines of Wahdat-e-Deen (unity of religion) and Sulah-e-Kul (universal peace). Maulana is revered without really being understood because to a large bulk of people, he has been reduced to a noble “totem” of the political breed called the “nationalist Muslims.” Azad remains a shining example of the fusion of the rationalist heritage of Islam and the compassionate heritage of India.
Maulana’s watchword was assimilation and communal concord at all levels. Dr. Zakir Hussain considered Azad as one of the greatest innovators in the history of Islam.
This dichotomy is, of course, an oversimplification, for separatist and syncretises represent extreme points on a spectrum of possible intellectual responses by Muslims to the Indian scene.
His speech to the Muslims of Delhi delivered on October 23, 1947 from the steps of Jama Masjid is reflective of the man and the ideas he stood for and fought for. Tormented with the course of events in the aftermath of partition, Azad was able to offer advice to his Muslim brethren quoting the holy Quran: “Do not fear and do not grieve. If you possess truth, you will gain the upper hand.”
Reiterating that the partition of India was a fundamental mistake, Azad expressed his anguish: “It was not long ago that I told you that the two-nation theory was a death-knell for a life of faith. I entreated you to reject it, because the foundations upon which it rested were built of sand. But you paid no attention. You believed that the mad race of time would slow down to suit your convenience. Time, however, sped on. Those on whose support you were counting, have today, abandoned you; left you like waifs, exposed to the vagaries of your own kismet.”
Another of his speeches betrays a note of bitterness that he felt when India stood partitioned. “For thousands of years, five rivers of water have flowed in the Punjab. Today, a sixth river is flowing, the river of human blood. On the water we built bridges of brick, stone and steel. The bridge over the sixth river is being built of human corpses.”
The years during which Azad wrote and published the two volumes of his Tarjuman were a period that was politically unrewarding for him. For Indian Muslims generally, the period following the collapse of the Khilafat movement was a time of uncertainty. From 1930 onwards, growing communal disorder jeopardized Hindu-Muslim unity in the eyes of many former nationalist Muslim leaders.
The major concern of Azad’s life was the revival and reform of the Indian Muslims in all aspects of life, and his political hopes for them were within this context. For any such reform, he realized the key position of the ulema and of the traditional educational system which produces them. “In India Wins Freedom”, Azad states, “Since then, destiny, in her own hidden way, began to fashion a new India in place of the old. We brought our treasures with us, and India too was full of the riches of her own precious heritage. We gave our wealth to her, and she unlocked the doors of her own treasures to us. We gave her what she needed most, the most precious of gifts from Islam's treasury, the message of democracy and human equality.
Prof. M Waseem Raja, the Next Guest Speaker, Department of History, AMU, Aligarh, stated that delivered his talk on various facets of Maulana Azad’s personality. He explained Maulana Azad represented a glorious synthesis of cultures, civilizations, thoughts and philosophies, which have powerfully influenced India’s history. Accordingly, he acted as a bridge between the old and the new India. Maulana Azad’s ideas ranged from political, Religious, social Education and literary domains which are very comprehensive.
He also explained that it was failure of Muhammad Ali Jinnah to understand the fortunes of his community which proved disastrous whereas Maulana Azad had panacea for the ills of the community. According to Azad, United India had sizeable Muslim population and Muslims could have dictated their political wills and wishes, but unfortunately, partition happened. According to Prof Waseem Raja at present Pakistani/ Bangladeshi Muslims feel greatly elated whereas Indian Muslims feel trapped/caged and cornered in majoritarian politics of contemporary India. Azad was saddened and embittered by the partition, by the fact that his congress leaders had agreed to it. Azad’s Iconic Speech at Jama Masjid, 23 October 1947 still reverberates in the ears of millions, “It was not long ago when I warned you that the two-nation theory was death-knell to a meaningful, dignified life; forsake it. Azad was deadly against the partition of united India.
In his religious discourse, too he came out with unique ideas. Maulana Azad represented a wonderful synthesis of cultures, civilizations, thoughts and philosophies, which have powerfully influenced India's history. He acted as a bridge between Islam and other religions Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's Tarjuman- al-Qur'an is considered an important milestone in modem commentaries on Qur'an. Maulana's approach to Qur'an was unique though modern yet not devoid of traditionalism. With his interpretation (Tafsir) comes the concept of Wahdat-e-din i.e. unity of religion. Further, he developed faith in ijtihad (fresh interpretation of religious law). He came to believe that the exclusiveness and rigidity of the four schools of Muslim law-the Hanafite, the Shafi'ite, the Hanbalite and the Malikite were not conducive to the growth of independent religious thinking. The corner stone of Maulana Azad's religious ideology is the Quranic concept of rububiyat (God’s bounty as the nourisher of the world), is for all.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was the man who made India
realise the value of education. He
was independent India’s first education minister, and his birthday, 11
November, is celebrated as National Education Day. Addressing the conference on
All India Education on 16 January 1948, Maulana Azad emphasized, “We
must not for a moment forget, it is a birthright of every individual to receive
at least the basic education without which he cannot fully discharge his duties
as a citizen.”From his
early age, he showed a keen interest in literature, edited a weekly called Al-Misbah,
and started a monthly journal known as Lissan-us-Sidq. Azad emphasized the role of education in national development and inspired the growth of science and technology. During an opening address at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in August 1951, he said: One of the first decisions I took on assuming charge as minister was that we must so improve the facilities for higher technical education in the country that we would ourselves meet most of our needs. Speaking at a meeting on 16 January 1948, Azad had said, “We must not for a moment forget, it is a birthright of every individual to receive at least the basic education without which he cannot fully discharge his duties as a citizen.” He also established ‘the board for adult education’ to facilitate education among the uneducated adults.
Dr. M. Amthul Thawab, the Next Guest Speaker Principal and Head PG & Research Department of Commerce The Quaide Milleth College for Men Chennai stated that as we all know we celebrate National Education Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who is a great leader, freedom fighter, eminent educationist, and the first education Minister of India. Maulana Azad did not compromise on two major issues, first unity of India and Second education to its citizen. He believed that this will help to attain progress and peace. In the meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education in Jan 1949, he spoke about the National Approach of Government towards Education. “The first and foremost task of the national Government is the provision of free and compulsory basic education for all. This golden dream of Azad is converted into reality now, as the Historic RTE Act 2009 which emphasizes free and compulsory primary education for children between 6 to 14 years - A Maulana Azad commitment to provide secular, liberal, modern, and universal education that is relevant today and forever. His ideas continue to guide us for achieving education for all. It was Azad’s initiatives and encouragements that a number of Institutions and Laboratories of scientific research were established in a very short period of time. He also encouraged development of art, literature and cultural activities. He appreciated the need for setting up Centres of Excellence in diverse fields.
Dr. Rahat Abrar , former Director Urdu Academy and Ex- PRO, AMU Aligarh , the next Guest Speaker stated that Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was staunch opponent of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’ political ideology and educational philosophy but he was strong supporter of Jamaluddin Afganis’ political strategy and his Islamic union movement. But Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was a great supporter of views and he stated that Sir Syed was the person of modern era to feel the need for a new interpretation of Islam that is broad mindedness and progressive. Dr. Rahat Abrar further stated that Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was an education minister for the welfare of Aligarh Muslim University.
Next Guest Speaker was Prof. Intekhab Alam Khan, Professor in Education, King Abdullah University, Saudi Arabia. He stated about the contribution of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in national and educational development. Economic development, Technological development, social development, Peace, unity, integrity, etc. Education plays significant role in development of individuality and all-round development of personality. Citizenship, political interaction, and economic activities, moral development and humanities. Gandhi ji once said that Maulana had the calibre of Plato, Aristotle and Pythagoras. Education minister acharya Kriplani once said that maulana was not a historical personality rather a considerable period of history was inherent in him. The first magazine that maulana published in Calcutta was lisanul sidq (the voice of the truth). It reflected maulana’s own self (religious and philosophical). He exhibited his writing ability in Al Hilal, Al-Balagh, Tarjumaan-e-Qur’an, etc. All the titles were in Arabic that showed his love for his home language which he learned at Makkah. He was an accomplished scholar in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali and English. He was an outstanding scholar. He was a poet, philosopher, educationist, politician, and most importantly the architect of Indian education. He was a champion of unity, integrity, peace, secularism and nationalism. Despite all odds, due to his vision and educational qualities, Maulana was made the first education minister of free India which educational foundation was extremely fragile. He is credited to various commissions, committees, academies & institutes as UGC, CABE, IITS, Sahitya academy, etc. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad gave top priorities to Basic education, -Adult education, -literacy.
In the morning the Students of the Department of Education, AMU, also prepared and presented Various Posters and Picture Images to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Maulana Azad. Students displayed meaningful Posters on Walls and Display Boards. For viewing Poster visit- OUTREACH section of this website- https://www.amu.ac.in/department/education/outreach
The Chief Guest also distributed the Certificates to the Students who were winners in Essay Writing Competition.
Vote of Thanks was offered by Prof. Mrs. Nasreen, Former Chairperson,
Department of education to all the guest speakers and other audience present both
in offline and online mode. The Programme was officially declared concluded
after singing University Tarana and National Anthem.
RASHTRIYA EKTA DIWAS PLEDGE CEREMONY 31ST OCTOBER 2022
RASHTRIYA EKTA DIWAS PLEDGE: 31st October 2022
The Department of Education,
Aligarh Muslim University has organized the Pledge Ceremony on the occasion of
RASHTRIYA EKTA DIWAS PLEDGE as a part of celebrating Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
The students and All the members of Teaching & Non-Teaching
staff gathered in the Ground and took the oath at 12:30 PM. Prof. (Dr.)
Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui, The Chairperson, Department of Education, led
the ceremony and read the oath followed by students and staff members. The chairperson
also highlighted the valuable contribution of Sadar Vallabh Bhai Patel in the
unity and Integrity of the Nation as a Freedom Fighter as well as his immense
contribution as Home Minister after Independence in the herculean task of
unifying the States and promoting harmony and mutual cooperation among the people
The Programme concluded with the vote of thanks to all participants.
TEACHERS' DAY CELEBRATION 2022
SHIKSHAK PARVA: THE TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS, 2022
DoE, September, 5th, 2022
Every year September 5th is celebrated as Teachers’ Day to commemorate the beloved memory of learned Philosopher-Teacher and the Second President of the Democratic Republic of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
This year, at the initiative of the Ministry of Education as well as UGC, the whole Nation is celebrating this day as Shikshak Parv during 5th to 9th September, as a token celebration in compliance to the proposed historical reforms and prospective rejuvenation in the status, roles and responsibilities of the Teacher in greater interest of the entire Education System, emerging knowledge society and resurgent India spirit in 21st century global scenario.
In continuation of aforementioned, the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University too has decided to celebrate Shikshak Parv by organizing a series of events starting from 5th September, the Teachers’ Day, with great zeal and fervor. The event was initiated by organizing online Webinar/ University Extension Lecture on the theme ‘The Role of Teachers as Envisaged in NEP 2020’ on 5th September. The programme started at 10:50 AM onwards through Google Meet Platform and faculty members, research scholars and students enthusiastically took part in the event in physical mode by assembling in Lecture Theatre-I to attend the online Lecture on Big Screen.
The programme started with the recitation of verses from the holy Quran as a blissful solitude to the Almighty. The recitation was done by Professor Mahmood Ali, Department of Education. After that Professor Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui, the Chairman of the Department of Education, delivered his welcome speech and invited the Guest Speaker Prof G. D. Sharma, Hon’ble Vice chancellor, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya.
Prof. Sharma addressed the students and audience on the theme of Teacher Education in Post Independent India its past and present prospective. He not only explained the different historical aspects of success and failures of various initiatives in previous Education policies but also elaborated in his erudite style, why and how NEP 2020 is a new ray of hope for the making of new India as per the need and requirement of 21st Century Global scenario. He paid homage to the untiring efforts of learned stalwarts, leaders and Teachers who fought till their last breath for the development of India and humanity as a whole. Quoting the text from Kothari Commission (1966) that ‘the Destiny of India is being shaped in her classrooms’ he emphasized that Teachers should be more cautious, responsible and dedicated as the true Nation Builders.
Prof. Nasrin, Ex-chairperson, Department of Education summarized the talk and offered the Vote of thanks to the Guest Speaker and audience. Mohammad Shaheer Siddiqui, Associate Professor Department of Education hosted and managed the entire programme.
The event was concluded by University Tarana followed by National Anthem. The students and faculty members actively participated by their physical and online presence in the event.
The Teachers’ Day celebration and other events including Essay Writing Competition and Poster Presentation were organized under the Banner of Education Society, Department of Education by the active cooperation and coordination of all the members.
GANDHI JAYANTI CELEBRATION 2ND OCTOBER 2022
Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October, 2022 Organized by the Department of Education, AMU, Aligarh.
To commemorate the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a Webinar on *Gandhian Philosophy of Education in the light of NEP 2020* was organised by the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University as the Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations on 3rd October 2022.
The Resource person, Prof. Jahitha Begam A., Head, Department of Education, Gandhi Gram Rural University, Tamil Nadu, delivered a very insightful lecture on the various aspects of Gandhian Philosophy of Education. She emphasized on the service and sacrifice rendered by our freedom fighters and how Gandhian Principles influenced the basis of the Indian National Movement in drawing out best in human beings, be it Apartheid in South Africa, especially to Indians for the cause of freedom and Swaraj. She also highlighted on the concept of *Buniyadi Shiksha* drawn out in the NEP 2020. She reiterated some valuable life lessons of Gandhiji and urged the students to carry forward the Gandhian Legacy by adhering to the path of Truth and Non-violence.
Prof. Jahitha Begum A. stated that it is very important to uplift the values and ideas of Mahatma Gandhiji among all the students as well as teachers. Gandhian thoughts, basic principles, salient features of Basic Education, Gandhian philosophy at several planes and valuable life lessons of Gandhi were introduced skillfully. Gandhi’s fundamental views on Lok-Vidya ‘Education For All’. Gandhi stressed minor element of the education curriculum. Emphasized “Socially Useful Productive Work” (SUPW). Gandhi concentrated on vocational education including spinning, weaving and handcraft. He turned classroom into a centre of rational thinking. According to him teacher should teach more than text-books.
Prof. Jahitha Begum A. highlighted on the concept of *Nai Talim* (New Education) and stressed on vocational education that goes beyond textbooks. She also made note of the prevalence of Gandhian principles at the Spiritual, cultural, moral, political and economic levels.
The main features of basic principles like Free & compulsory Education to all between the ages 7-14, Craft centered Education, Self-supporting aspect of Education, Simple co-operative community living, Mother-tongue as medium of instruction and religious and moral training were emphasized by Gandhi ji.
“Gandhi says mother tongue of the child should be the medium of instruction”. It is well understood that young children learn and grasp non trivial concepts more quickly in their home language/mother tongue which is spoken by local communities. Thereafter, the mother tongue shall continue to be taught as a language wherever possible. This will be followed by both public and private schools.
According to Gandhi “If textbooks are treated as a vehicle for education, the living word of the teacher has very little value”, in classrooms more interaction has to be encouraged, content should be reduced and rational thinking has to be enhanced. In teaching and learning process of Basic Education system, curriculum content should be reduced in each subject, and core essentials should be taught.
As per Gandhian thoughts, NEP2020 also focused on key concepts, ideas, applications and problem solving. Classroom sessions should focus regularly with more fun and creativity. Collaborative and exploratory activities for students for deeper and more experiential learning will be followed in NEP2020 as done in Gandhian basic principles.
Subjects such as physical education the arts and crafts and vocational skills in addition to science, humanities and mathematics will be incorporated throughout the school curriculum with a consideration for what is interesting. His craft centered education has modern alternatives such as digital skills and technology. All these concepts related to Gandhian thoughts are find a place in NEP 2020. The main idea of in building Gandhian thoughts in everyone’s mind was wonderfully conferred with the fullest activation of the audience. According to Gandhi, quality education concentrates on the learner’s complete growth and instills values like non-violence, honesty and resilience to build a sustainable society. To create a bright future of our nation it is believed that the vision of holistic education envisioned by Gandhi and recommended by NEP would be helpful.
The Chairperson, Department of Education, Prof. Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui, welcomed the guest speaker and appreciated her contribution in the prestigious lecture. Prof. (Mrs.) Nasrin, Department of Education, highlighted the aspect of Holistic development of an Individual by Gandhian Philosophy of Education.
Prof. (Mrs.) Nasrin also highlighted the importance of *Less Content Curriculum* presented in the NEP 2020. Prof. Mrs.) Nasrin gave the concluding remarks and proposed the Vote of Thanks. Faculty Members of the Department, Senior Teachers, Research Scholars, Office Staff and Students attended the webinar.
AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV- HAR GHAR TIRANGA
HAR GHAR TIRANGA INITIATION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - 13.08.2022
AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV
NASHE SE AZADI PAKHWADA
NASHE SE AZADI PAKHWADA “AZADI KA AMRIT MAHAOTSAV”
DoE, June, 26th, 2022
Every year on 26th June, International Day for the prohibition of drugs is celebrated all over the world. This day is celebrated to stop the consumption of intoxicants. It is said that intoxication is a slow poison that destroys slowly. Addiction not only ruins a person’s life but it is also fatal. This addiction affects not only the addicted person but also his entire family and society, so it is defined not only as a habit but as a disease. On Anti Drug Day, you should also make people aware by sharing this slogan.
The event organised under ‘Nashe Se Azadi Pakhwara’ with the slogan “Say No to Drugs & yes to Life” to promote the idea of healthy living and boost sportsmanship among the youth.
All the Faculty Members, Non-Teaching Staff, Research
Scholars and Students of the Department of Education, AMU, Aligarh advocated
for sustained campaign to end the menace of drug abuse with a solemn pledge and
other awareness programmes to observe the “Nashe Se Azadi Pakhwara”, Azadi ka
the Department of Education.
On the occasion, Prof. Mujebul Hasan Siddiqui, Chairperson, Department of Education, said that “we should increased the awareness about the illicit use of drugs in the society that how this is deteriorating the youth. We should inspire the youth of the nation & society to act against the use of drugs”.
Prof. (Mrs.) Nasrin,
former Chairperson, Department of Education also said that we should spread the awareness about the drug abuse campaign through network, social media and on the basis of personal contacts.
The Co-ordinator, Dr. Mohammad Hanif Ahmad urged the people & students to spread massive awareness and work together to eradicate the drug abuse. During the occasion faculty members & students of the Department were present.
Dr. Mohammad Hanif Ahmad extended vote of thanks to all Faculty Members, Non-Teaching Staff, Research Scholars and students.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY NATIONAL SEMINAR 2022
CELEBRATING WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2022
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, ORGANIZED
NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
DoE, June, 23rd 2022
The Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh organized National Seminar (Online mode) on the occasion of World Environmental Day 5th June, 2022. The Theme of the National Seminar “Environmental Education” which was celebrated on Thursday dated 23.06.2022. The Department of Education is heartily thankful to Prof. Tariq Mansoor, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and the Chief Patron of our National Seminar, for the constant support and blessed inspiration in organizing all such Programmes of the Department of Education. Prof. Nisar Ahmad Khan, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, AMU Aligarh, and the Patron of our National Seminar extended his moral support for organizing this Seminar successfully.
The National Seminar on Environmental Education started at 10:00 am sharply with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran recited by Prof. Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui.
Prof. Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui, Director, National Seminar on Environmental Education and Chairperson, Department of Education delivered the welcome address and introduced the Guest Speakers to the participants. On this occasion, Prof. M. H. Siddiqui emphasized that “proactive efforts are required among all the stakeholders of education for bringing positive changes in the environment. For this to achieve, training courses for teachers and administrators need to be held regularly at different levels of education system”. Making conducive environment in our society is most important part of the life of human beings.
The First Guest Speaker, Prof. M.T.V. Nagaraju, Dean, Faculty of Education, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University delivered the lecture on the importance of Environmental Education in individual’s life. Prof. Nagaraju stressed that teachers need to play an important role in changing the mindset of the students. He pointed out that “the whole development of the personality of an individual depends on the kind of both physical and social environment that persists around him or her”.
The Second Guest Speaker, Prof. M. Govindan, Head, Department of Educational Psychology, Tamil Nadu Teacher Education University gave his opinion that efforts need to make at the institutional level not only to provide awareness or knowledge of environmental problems to the students but also to equip them with environmental values and skills for safeguarding the environment and solving the ecological problems”. Prof. Govindan also discussed about the role of teachers as agent of Environmental Education.
Nisar Ahmad Khan, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, AMU
Aligarh in his presidential address reiterated that “there is a need to
integrate population, environment and natural resources policies into national
developmental strategies to ensure sustainable development”. “No doubt
development is the need of the hour but not at the cost of adversely affecting
the viability of the environment”.
He also stressed that students need to be taught about the various means to bring sustainable practices and Universities have great role to play in this regard.
This was followed by paper presentation session where the delegates presented their papers on various important topics related to Environmental Education, Green ICT, approaches to sustainable development, restorative role of nature in stress management, Internet pollution, etc.
Prof. Nasrin, Convener, National Seminar gave concluding remarks and emphasized that proper environmental management is vital and it is meant to harmonize the relationship between environment and man so that quality of the environment and human society may be improved.
Prof. (Mrs.) Nasrin also offered vote of thanks to the guests and audience. The event was held through Google Meet Platform wherein Faculty members, Research Scholars and students from various parts of the country attended the National Seminar.
INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON 18 MAY 2022
VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES OF LEARNER IN COVID-19 ERA
Department of Education, AMU
in Collaboration with
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
The Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University
organized Virtual International Colloquium on “Socio-Psychological Issues of
Learner in Covid-19 Era” on 18/05/2022 in Collaboration with Faculty of
Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia The colloquium
focused on the impact of stress and adversity on social and psychological
well-being of learners. The Department of Education is heartily thankful to
Prof. Tariq Mansoor, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University and
Chief Patron of the event, for the constant support and blessed inspiration in organizing
all such academic ventures of the Department. Prof. Nisar Ahmad Khan, Dean
Faculty of Social Sciences, AMU Aligarh, and Patron of the event extended his
moral support in convening the colloquium successfully.
Prof. Dr .Zaidatun Tasir, Dean, FSSH, UTM, Malaysia and Prof. Dr. Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui, Chairman, Department of Education, AMU welcomed all the dignitaries and participants to the colloquium. Montage of UTM and AMU were visually presented which highlighted the achievements and facilities provided by UTM and AMU.
Prof. Dr. Siti Aisyah Binti Panatik, Professor, FSSH, UTM, Malaysia delivered her lecture on the topic, “How to build resilience during the Post-Pandemic Transition? Positive Psychology Approach”. She stressed the importance of resilience and positive psychology in handling effectively the issues and concerns of students during post-pandemic transition. Prof. Dr. Nasrin, from the Department of Education, AMU, presented her talk on the topic, “The Journey of Teaching- Learning During Covid-19: Issues and Challenges”. Certain crucial challenges related to infrastructure and quality teaching was highlighted in her lecture along with the suggestive measures to tackle them. Dr. Salmalina Binti Salleh, Senior Lecturer, FSSH, UTM, Malaysia focused on the alarming situation of unemployability of graduates after Covid-19 Pandemic. AP Dr. Adibah Binti Abdul Latif, Associate Professor, FSSH, UTM, Malaysia, shed light on the need for flexible assessment in helping students’ psychology during Covid-19. Dr. Mohammad Shaheer Siddiqui, Associate Professor Department of Education AMU, presented a detailed review of published researches in different journals world-wide and executive official reports released by various Nations and International Agencies on the influence of COVID-19 on education in the pandemic period. Dr. Noora Abdul Kader, Assistant Professor Department of Education AMU, discussed various strategies for supporting Students during the Transition to University in the Pandemic. Prof. Dr. Fatin Aliah Phang , Chairperson, School of Education, FSSH, UTM delivered vote of thanks. Dr. Hassan Abuhassna & Dr. Siti Nisrin, FSSH, UTM, Malaysia conducted the programme. The Programme was concluded with the vote of thanks by Professor Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui to all the participants and dignitaries. Colloquium left an inspirational impression on researchers, teachers and students by its valuable outcomes in the form of exploring different aspects of education and teaching-learning challenges during the pandemic period which will be surely helpful for all the stakeholders of education.
Some Photographs of the Event
The Programme was concluded with the vote of thanks by Professor Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui to all the participants and dignitaries. Colloquium left an inspirational impression on researchers, teachers and students by its valuable outcomes in the form of exploring different aspects of education and teaching-learning challenges during the pandemic period which will be surely helpful for all the stakeholders of education.
LIVE STRAMING OF PARIKSHA PE CHARCHA-2022 by Hon'ble PM
REPORT ON LIVE STREAMING OF PARIKSHA PE CHARCHA, 2022
The Department of Education
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
01st April, 2022
(You Tube Link for Complete Address of Hon’ble PM Sri Narendra Modi)
The Hon’ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi has
always been a source of Inspiration and motivation to go ahead beyond any
obstacles and barriers with helping hands not only as the Political head of the
Nation but more than it, as the Head of the family of 125 Crores Indians, whether it is the time of calamity like COVID-19 when he inspired all corona warriors in pure Indian ways to boost up their energy for facing the crisis in adverse conditions along with the provision of all necessary mechanism to fight COVID-19 e.g. supply of vaccination and eliminating the fear of Corona from ground and mind both. The same fighting spirit is also required during examination on the part of students particularly who are going to appear in Board Examination 2022. Not only Students but even parents and Teachers wait every year for the Inspirational talk and Tactics to cope up with Mental stress, exam phobia and real meaning of educational achievements.
This year, after a struggle of almost two years and getting the Historical triumph on COVID-19, the Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi addressed thousands of people in physical Mode in the Talkatotra Stadium New Delhi, with a new zeal, enthusiasm and all his humbleness with a spirit of guardianship as the head of the family of this great Nation-
The Live programme at the Department of Educaiton, AMU Aligarh was initiated by Prof. Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui, Chairperson, Department of Education and was attended by all the faculty members of the Departments, Research scholars and students. The number of participants was around 60.
In the event, the questions raised by students from different corners of the country, related to the anxiety faced by the students in facing examinations, were taken positively by Honorable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. The response of the Honorable Prime Minister to the queries of the students were effective enough for the students to tackle the parental pressures and academic stress during the time of examinations.
Some of the important Take Aways of Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022 by PM Sri Narendra Modi
How to deal with distractions when learning online?
It was the mind and concentration that were the problem and not the mode of learning.
Keep online learning as a sort of "reward" after studying offline or use it to supplement the offline notes they received from their teachers.
Use mobile tools to discipline oneself and keep track of how long students were using apps other than for studying.
Spend some time daily connecting with themselves and introspecting.
Exam stress is common before preparations and it takes away from one's precious study time. How to face or cope up with Exam Stress?
Keep yourself away from being panic and don’t compare yourselves to other students or friends.
Prepare for exams themselves with full confidence and appear for exams in a festive mood. Make the exam itself a festival and enjoy it.
How to come true to the expectations of Parents what they do with their children during Examination?
I wish to say to parents please don’t impose your own expectations on kids. Every kid is unique.
Every child has special talents and individual wishes. Try not to impose your expectations on them,"
Parents sometimes fail to closely observe the strength and interests of their children.
We should understand that every child is blessed with something extraordinary that parents and teachers fail to discover a lot of times.
When a student should study, day or night and and How he/she should prepare for exams?
Revise what you learned in class with your friends which would help you retain the information. students should focus on the outcome of their studies and study at a time when they are comfortable and will be more likely to imbibe what they study.
I didn't believe in preparing or studying just for specific exams. t means you are not studying for knowledge gain but only cramming for exams.
Knowledge will help you in exams of life.
On 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'
Children in India were spreading awareness on the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' cleanliness campaign. Sustainability and helping the planet, should be the top priority of students because you are future of this Nation.
There was a need to begin the P3 movement or the ‘Pro Planet People’ movement.
We need to stop the use and throw attitude and instead take small steps to save resources and reuse them to save the environment.
On National Education Policy
The untiring struggle of many people and brains of this Nation in preparing National Education Policy is commendable.
I remember how officials had spent several years brainstorming and collecting suggestions on the NEP before implementation.
On Sports in School Life
The need of sports as an integral part of life is to be acknowledged and therefore NEP-2020 allowed one access to new avenues if they wanted to change fields.
Sports is very important for students in school life.
“Khulna hai aur khilna hai to khelna hai”
On Technology and Competition in Life
Technology should be taken as an opportunity and not as a problem. It should be used effectively.
Today, students are developing 3D printers and running apps for Vedic mathematics. They're efficiently using technology,"
Competition should be considered as life's biggest gift and opportunity for this generation as it took one forward.
We should be proud that we are proving ourselves amidst so much competition,"
On Importance of Educating Girls
Daughters are the assets of their families.
Don’t discriminate between daughters and sons. Give them equal opportunity. When you will give them equal opportunity, daughters will outperform sons.
In board exam results girls often fared better than boys.
The aspirations of girls today could make every Indian proud and that opportunities should be given to fulfil these aspirations.
Some Snapshots of the Live Streaming at the Department (Photographs Courtesy- Dr. Noora Addul Kader, DoE)
Faculty members of the Department
viewed the programme as interactive and fruitful for all the stake holders of
education including students, parents and administrators. It will definitely
help them to consider examinations as a means of expressing their learnt
knowledge, instead of getting afraid of examinations. Students of the
Department of Education opined that the interaction of the Honorable Prime
Minister was thought provoking and enlightening for them to manage stress at
the time of examination.
The Chairman Prof. Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui, paid thanks to all faculty members and Students for participating in this important Programme. All the technical arrangements and reporting of the Programme were done by Dr Anjum Ahmed and Dr Noora Abdul Kader, the faculty members of the Department of Education. The Programme ended with utter enthusiasm and positive inspiration from the Mesmerizing Personality and the valuable address of the Prime Minister.
CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMENS' DAY 8 MARCH 2022
CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMENS; DAY 2022
of Education, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, celebrated
International Women’s Day on 8th March-2022, with the Panel discussion on“Women Empowerment and Education”. The renound educationist and acclaimed feminist academician gave their expert views that, Men and Women are the two wheels of this world and“In every woman there is a man, and in every man, there is a woman”.
Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh , Prof Tariq Mansoor, extended all
kind of support to celebrate International
Women’s Day-2022. He was the Chief Patron
of the International Women’s Day-2022
in our Department of Education Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Dr. Nisar Ahmad Khan, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences was our
Patron of International Women’s Day.
The programme started with the recitation of Quranic verses. Prof. Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui, Chairperson and Director of the event Department of Education, delivered the welcome address and stressed the importance and need for respecting women in his address.
Chief Guest Prof.
Indoo Panday Khandoori , Director, Faculty Development Centre
(PMMMNMTT) Govt of India at HNB Garhwal
University, Srinagar (Garhwal) Uttarakhand stressed
that empowerment of women means respecting their privacy. An environment should be created where women should have the freedom to make their own decisions and act accordingly. Even educated women are keeping silent towards violence. They do not have the courage to speak up and act against this injustice. We have to go a long way to encourage women in all aspects of development.
Resource Person Dr. Ushoshi Guha, Educationist, Nagpur, Maharashtra, said that Men and Women are the two wheels of this world. According to her, the most dangerous disparity is the gender disparity. She said that gender justice is curtailed in the country through inhuman and illegal activities like compulsory female genital mutilation, domestic violence, gender inequality, violence and sexual abuse. There is an urgent need to redefine the value system for giving adequate respect and consideration to women, and this could be possible through education and changing the mindset of society. Several social customs prevalent in the society pull back women in getting engaged in politics, hindering from decision making and curtailing from getting property rights. Anti-female attitude should be discouraged in all ways, and this is the peak time for all of us to take a pledge that women will be treated equally along with men with respect; so that we can establish a peaceful society.
The other our resource person Prof. HemalataTalesra, Director, K.B.Dave College of Education, Ahmedabad, Gujarat made her presentation on the topic “Catalyzing women empowerment for an Egalitarian society.”Though there is a reduction in women's exploitation after independence, women are still struggling for equal rights. A detailed explanation of the articles of the Indian constitution, namely Article 14, 15 (1), 15 (3) and 51 (A) was given by her. Efforts made by the Government, Legislation and self-help groups in protecting and safeguarding the dignity of women were detailed in her speech.
One of the other distinguished
resource person Prof. Rajeshwari Narendran, Udaipur University, Rajasthan, started her lecture with the statement that “In every woman there is a man, and in every man, there is a woman”. She highlighted the need for respect towards women and the importance of ensuring freedom to women by citing examples of poetic lines. Set back on the freedom and rights of women is a major threat that we are facing today, she said.
Prof. Nisar Ahmad Khan, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, AMU Aligarh and Patron of the programm made the presidential address with the well-stated point that empowerment of women is possible with the wholehearted and unanimous cooperation of all stakeholders of the society. Discrimination against women could be seen even in developed countries. We need cooperation, not dominance, he said.
Prof. Nasrin, former Chairperson and Convener of the programm, Department of Education, expressed thanks to the Vice-Chancellor, Dean and Chairperson, Chief Guest, learned speakers of the programme, faculties of the department, students of various courses, non-teachinng staff and technical supporting staff who made this programme successful.
The programme was conducted by Dr. Mohammad Shaheer Siddiqui, Associate Professor and Co-convener , Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh. The programme was concluded with AMU Tarana followed by National Anthem.
International Extension Lecture on International Day of Education
OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDUCATION
CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDUCATION
The United Nations General Assembly in 2018 declared 24th January as International Day of Education to celebrate the vital role of education for peace and development. The Department of Education, AMU celebrated the fourth International Day of Education by organising an Online International Extension Lecture on the theme Changing Course, Transforming Education as declared by UNESCO.
The online event began with the recitation of the verses of Holy Qur’an followed by the welcome address delivered by Prof. Mujibul Hasan Siddiqui, Director of the event and Chairperson, Department of Education, AMU. Prof. M H Siddiqui extended a warm welcome and introduced distinguished Guest Speaker, Dr. Gregory Thomas, Professor of Science Education, Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Canada. Prof. Gregory shared his vast experiences and major changes in the field of education that he observed from the past 40 years since he visited India in 1982. He stressed, “drastic changes have occurred in the nature of work and employment, nature of technology use, increasing scarcity of and competition of resources which has posed several challenges in the environment”. He also said that 47% of jobs will disappear in the next 25 years according to the findings of Oxford University. Prof. Gregory also mentioned the importance of Lifelong Learning for development. He reiterated that educational Institutions need to prepare students to live in a fast-changing world. “Teachers need to be subject matter experts who can also develop dispositions and skills in their students,” Prof. Gregory said. In his conclusion, Prof Gregory said “we need to stay connected with teaching and student communities in order to share ideas, successes, failures and concerns”.
Dr. Banwarilal Natiya, Chairperson, North Regional Committee, NCTE, Jaipur was given warm welcome as Chief Guest by Prof. M. H. Siddiqui. Dr. Natiya emphasized that the education system needs to focus on value inculcation and humanitarian aspects among students. Education is the only tool for sustainable development of societies. “we have to focus not only on knowledge creation but also on its efficient utilization” he said. Prof. Natiya stressed, “the whole education system needs to be free from all prejudices and politics”.
In his Presidential Address, Prof. Nisar Ahmad Khan, Dean, Faculty of Social Science said “education plays an important role in building resilient and sustainable societies and hence teachers have a great role to play in this regard. We have to prepare our students for tackling problems of life as well as a job”. “stock of knowledge is vital and teachers need to pass the knowledge to their students efficiently, the capacities of the students need to be identified and nourished in a proper way” Prof. Nisar said. He also emphasized that inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels of education is to be ensured for a better future. Prof Nisar congratulated the Chairperson and the entire team for organising such an informative lecture as part of celebrations of the International Day of Education
Prof. Nasrin, Convenor of the event extended a special vote of thanks to Prof. Tariq Mansoor, honourable Vice-Chancellor, AMU for all his encouragement and support to conduct the programme. Prof. Nasrin also thanked Guest Speaker, Prof. Thomas Gregory for his highly informative and motivational lecture.
Heartfelt gratitude was also extended to Dr.
Banwarilal Natiya (Chief Guest) and
Prof. Nisar Ahmad Khan, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences for sparing their valuable time. The online programme came to an end with University Tarana followed by National Anthem. Around 100 participants (including Faculty Members, Research Scholars and students from the Department of Education, AMU) attended the online event. The programme was compered by Dr. Mohammad Shaheer Siddiqui, Associate Professor Department of Education, AMU.
Report prepared by
Dr. Razia B Assistant Professor, Department of Education, AMU
Oath on National Voter's Day 2022
NATIONAL VOTER'S DAY OATH CEREMONY IN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AMU