Department of Education
|JULY 12,2021 National Webinar on Road to Revitalizing Teacher Education: National Education Policy-2020|
Noted academicians shed light on the merit-based structure of tenure, promotion, salary structure of teachers, incentives and system of assessment among other parameters for teachers in the new education policy. These deliberations were made in the national webinar on ‘Teacher Education in National Education Policy (NEP)-2020’ of the Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) held on July 12, 2021
In the keynote address, Padma Shri, Prof J S Rajput (Former Director, NCERT and India’s representative at UNESCO) recommended that education should be related to the world of work and deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of the Country. He further spoke on the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr Zakir Hussain.
AMU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor spoke on the many relevant issues regarding the quality of teachers and education at all levels. He emphasised that the NEP suggests policies for teachers who have already been hired including mandatory courses, setting up of national professional standards, no transfer policy and digital management of hiring and vacancies in schools across the Country.
Prof Nasrin (Chairperson, Department of Education) spoke about the need of organizing the webinar to discuss the road to revitalizing teacher education under the NEP 2020 at a time when policymakers, experts and educators are talking about a paradigm shift from two-years to fours-years integrated B.Ed. programme. She also delivered the welcome address.
Prof Mohammad Akhtar Siddiqui (Chairperson, NCTE) stressed that the profiteering teachers’ education institutes should be vanished by using proficient accrediting agencies.
Prof Asheesh Srivastava (Dean, School of Education, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar) emphasised the holistic development of the intellectual tradition in Indian Education and spoke about the importance of value-based education.
Prof Jessy Abraham (Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi) pointed out that the ultimate aim of this all-inclusive education is to attain the ‘Self Actualization’.
Prof Nil Ratan Roy (Head, Department of Education, Tezpur University, Assam) advised that in the major curriculum area of teachers’ education—case studies, simulation teaching and action research should be imparted seriously during the teaching-learning process.
Prof Pradeep Kumar Mishra (Department of Education, CCS University Meerut) spoke on education in Indian Tradition with examples from India’s glorious heritage of harmonious culture.
Prof Nisar Ahmad (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) extended the vote of thanks and urged teachers to take into account, the suggestions made in the webinar for raising the bar of education in the Country.
In the valedictory function, the Chief-Guest, Prof Saroj Sharma (Chairperson NIOS, Noida) expressed optimistically, thoughts for the successful implementation of NEP-2020.Guest of Honor, Dr Banwarilal Natia (Chairperson, NCTE Regional Office, Jaipur) discussed the road map for implementation of Teacher Education provisions. Prof Mujeebul Hasan Siddiqui proposed the vote of thanks. Over 500 people from various parts of the country participated in the webinar.
|JUNE 5, 2021: World Environment Day Celebrations|
World Environment Day is one of the biggest annual events organized by the United Nations (UN) to generate awareness about the significance of Nature and Greenery. The United Nations Assembly established World Environment Day in 1972, which was the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the human environment. The theme of World Environment Day in 2021 is 'Reimagine Recreate Restore' as this year marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade (2021-2030) on Ecosystem Restoration. The main idea behind celebrating World Environment Day is to highlight the importance of the environment and to remind people that Nature should not be taken for granted.
In continuation of enhanced spirit and essence of the noble occasion, The Department of Education, AMU, Aligarh celebrated World Environment Day on 5th June 2021 by organizing a lecture on the topic- Ecosystem Restoration: We are part of the Solution, delivered by Renowned Environmentalist Dr. Hishmi Jamil Husain.
This year due to pandemic situation and complying COVID-19 protocol, the event was organized in virtual mode through Microsoft Team. Faculty Members and students of the Department of Education participated in the event enthusiastically by joining the Microsoft Platform.
The event began at 9:15 AM with the recitation of few verses from the Holy Qur’an. The Chairperson Prof. (Mrs.) Nasrin introduced the theme of the World Environment Day and delivered the welcome address after which Prof. Mohd. Abid Siddiqui, Department of Education introduced the Guest Speaker Dr. Hishmi Jamil Husain. Renowned Environmentalist, Forest, Sustainability & Strategy Expert. & Head Biodiversity, Corporate Sustainability at Tata Steel. Dr. Hishmi said in his address that we should begin the environmental protection efforts from our day to day work from home to office or market, in our daily activities, like collecting waste and their proper disposal, using Bicycle more for shorter distance, growing plants in pots if space is not enough etc. He also suggested a number of indoor plants that are also useful for protecting our body from various diseases and making the home environment pollutant free. He drew special attention towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their achievement till 2030 which is also the ending year of United Nations Decade (2021-2030) on Ecosystem Restoration.
After his valuable lecture, Prof. Zaheeruddin, Hon’ble Pro-Vice Chancellor, AMU Aligarh delivered his presidential address and also concluded the major points of the resource person’s lecture.
Prof. Mujeebul Hasan Siddiqui, Department of Education, offered the vote of thanks to the guest and audience. At the end of the programme the University Tarana was played on screen followed by National Anthem. The event was officially declared to be concluded by the Chairperson of the Department of Education. The programme was started with the recitation of the Verses of Holy Qur’an by Mohammad Sarfaraz Husain, student M.Ed. Semester-I and anchoring of the programme was done by Mohammad Shaheer Siddiqui, faculty member at the Department of Education.
|A REPORT ON PLEDGE CEREMONY TO OBSERVE “WORLD NO-TOBACCO DAY” 31ST MAY 2021|
Every year 31st May is observed as World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) highlighting the health and other Risks associated with Tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi endorsed the observance of “World No Tobacco Day 2021” this year with the theme ‘Commit to Quit.’
In compliance to the aforementioned the Department of
Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh also observed the “World No
Tobacco Day 2021” today on 31st
On this occasion the Chairperson of the Department and Faculty members were present through virtual Meeting on Google Meet Platform at 11. 00 AM.
Prof. (Mrs.) Nasrin, the Chairperson of the Department of Education, read the Pledge and all the faculty members present in online mode through Google Meet, recited the same taking the following pledge-
On this Occasion of World No Tobacco Day, I take a pledge that I shall never smoke & consume any type of tobacco products in my life and motivate my family or acquaintances to not to smoke/use any tobacco products. I shall motivate my colleagues for the same.