Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Cotton University in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Regional Centre Chandigarh, organized a four-day capacity building programme on career guidance and counseling from September 24 to 27 at Cotton University.
Faculty members from various academic departments of the University participated in the programme. Distinguished career psychologist and professional consultant, Oinam Anuradha was the invited guest person during the programme.
The objective of the programme was to improve the potential and counseling skills of teachers and equip them with techniques and tools to guide students in choosing proper course or career. This will help to reduce the gap between education and employment.
During the inauguration Prof. Diganta Kumar Das, Registrar, Cotton University highlighted the changing role of teachers in building themselves with modern tools and technologies so that they can assist students in a better way.
Underlining the same note, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Dutta, Academic Registrar, Cotton University emphasized on the need for teachers to detect shortcomings in the mental attitude of the students and guide them accordingly.
During the valedictory session, Dr. Santanu Sarma, Coordinator IQAC thanked all the participants for showing great interest and for their participation in the four-day programme.
Faculty members also shared their experience during the valedictory session. Prof. Bhabesh Chandra Goswami, Vice-Chancellor (VC), Cotton University congratulated the participants and acknowledged IQAC for successfully organizing such a programme which can positively impact careers of both teachers as well as students.
Sheela Sharma, training associate, RGNIYD RC, Chandigarh reiterated about anticipatory anxiety disorder seen in students due to cut-throat competitions in education, exam pressure, and many other factors.
She stressed that often small initiatives could become significantly important in helping the students getting aligned to careers in accordance with their skills, aptitudes, and competencies. Finally, the programme ended with the VC and Academic Registrar distributing certificates to the participants.