Ten day ISTE workshop conducted by IIT Bombay at Sudharsan Engineering College
Under the auspices of Department of Mechanical Engineering of Sudharsan Engineering College, a ten day ISTE workshop on 'Introduction to Research Methodologies' was conducted between 25.06.12 to 04.07.12 to empower the teaching community from within the campus and other educational institutes.
The virtual classroom setup equipped with a projector to display the teacher and a video camera to capture the participants enabled two way communications between the teachers at IIT Bombay and the technical teacher participants at Sudharsan Engineering College. The Chief coordinator of the workshop, Prof. Pathak at IIT Bombay welcomed the 10,000 participants across 168 remote centers and unveiled the tablet named AKAASH developed by student team of IIT Bombay. In the Presidential address over teleconference, Hon'ble minister Shri. Kapil Sibal emphasized the need for training technical teachers.
The workshop focused on improving skills required for quality research work and effective presentation of the same, thereby enhancing the characteristics for a good technical teacher by providing valuable tips on productive thinking, formulating a hypothesis, 'how to read a research paper', Hands on training on 'Scilab', effective presentation and teaching skills. The remote center coordinator, Dr.R.Palanichamy, Head of the department of Mechanical department steered the workshop to a grand success.