faculty members from Engineering Colleges at National Institute of Technology - Tiruchirappalli. This programme is sponsored by AICTE under Margdarshan Scheme.
The inauguration ceremony was conducted at 10.00 am on 29th April 2019 in the presence of Dr Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT-Tiruchirappalli, Dr.N. Sivakumaran, Margdarshan Coordinator, and Dr R. Joseph Ponniah, Head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, NIT-Trichy.
Dr.S. Mekala, Programme Coordinator welcomed the gathering and briefed the objectives of this five-day faculty development program that equips the teachers to be competent in facing the challenges of the
dynamic learning environment and stated that the 21st century Skills Education encapsulates the social, personal, intellectual and emotional skills which aim at preparing learners for meaningful and
successful life in this globalized context.She added that such seed skills have become necessary pre-requisites in this knowledge-based economy of this 21st century. She mentioned that the dynamic leadership of the Director had been the source of inspiration to launch this event.
Dr Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT-T delivered the presidential address. She added that the capabilities of NIT-Trichy as a public enterprise, are shared to the participants of the men tee and non-men tee institutes through training the students and faculties based on workshops and programmers like the FDP on “Empowering Teachers in 21st Century Skills Education”. She wished great success to the programmer coordinators for their initiative to disseminate skills education to the faculty fraternity in higher education institutions.
Moreover, she informed the participants to utilize the facilities at our institute and she said this semester internship will be offered to students in various departments.
Dr.N. Sivakumaran thanked the Director for providing opportunities to organise FDPs and workshops and explained the Margdarshan scheme. In addition, he congratulated the FDP coordinators for their diligence
and stated that this was the first FDP organised under Margdarshan scheme.
Dr. R. Joseph Ponniah delivered the felicitation address and elaborated on the necessity of Communication skills and Thinking Skills in acquiring a language. He appreciated the title of the FDP on 21st Century Skills Education and congratulated the coordinators.
Dr.S.Mekala, Programme Coordinator expressed her profound gratitude to the Director, NIT-Tiruchirappalli, Margdarshan Coordinators and Dr.N.Thamaraiselvan, Programme coordinator for their guidance and
support. She also thanked the Experts who have accepted to share their valuable insights in this programmer. She also thanked the participants for responding to this workshop as a men tee and non-mentee participants who have made this five-day FDP a successful endeavor.