Faculty’s Day with Chancellor
What are the odds of a Chancellor spending one whole day with both the students and the faculties of his university?
Although the chances are almost nil and it may seem too good to be true but in Chitkara University only, its Chancellor Dr.Ashok Chitkara takes a day out from his busy schedule to spend a quality time with his supposedly Chitkarian family. Yes, it happens nowhere but in Chitkara only!
Dr. Ashok Chitkara has already spend time with his students when we started our new academic year and on 29 April, ‘A Faculty day with Chancellor’ was held where the fraternities from both the university in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh came together and met up with the Chancellor.
Honourable Chancellor Dr.Ashok Chitkara, Vice Chancellor Dr.Madhu Chitkara, the Deans and the Directors and the faculty members of all the departments in both the Chitkara universities had a very interactive sessions where Chancellor Sir not only stressed on how important role a teacher plays in shaping an amateur student who just walked through the university’s gate into an industrial-ready professionals.
The Chancellor Sir also highlighted points on social and divinity values so as to be happy and to live well. It wasn’t just a one-sided conversation. Rather, the whole lecture was carried out in a story based concept with questions where the faculties had the right to form their opinions and had the opportunity to voice it among the masses as well.
Professors, researchers and scholars were also brought out into a limelight for their proficiency and contributions to their respective fields and to the university as well. Dr.Ashok Chitkara and Dr. Madhu Chitkara honoured Dr. Pankaj Kumar and Dr.Amandeep Singh Oberoi from CURIN for Excellence in Research Publications. The Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor presented the Leadership Excellence Award to Dr.Sandhir Sharma, Dr. Ashutosh Mishra, Dr. Ajay Sharma and Ms. Rina Angel. Dr. Ashok Chitkara and Dr. Madhu Chitkara also facilitated the Teachers Excellence Awards and also conferred upon titles to the teachers who have submitted their research papers and also as a sign of appreciation for their massive efforts.
The day was made more memorable as an official website for CEED (Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development) was launched by Dr. Ashok Chitkara and Dr. Madhu Chitkara. Students can visit the website on www.cuceed.org if they have any idea for their start-ups or if they need to know something. Currently, the program Earn While You Learn is happening where a student will be selected for a paid internship.
The whole day was filled with sheer enthusiasm and eagerness and the day couldn’t have been spend in a better way as the Chancellor sir personally bestowed words of wisdoms to the fraternities, motivating each and every single soul in the hall and instilling the indispensable zeal that is required for a teacher and to a student as well.
Contributed by :
Tshering Choden Wangmo
Rigdrol Tashi Tobjor