Punjab University Launches Skill Development Program For Non Teaching Staff

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Punjab University has introduced skill development course for non-teaching staff. The university has planned to make the non-teaching staff acquainted with topics such as introduction to University executive and administrative bodies, effective writing, exercises in noting and drafting etc.

The 10-day ‘Capacity Building Programme’ has especially been designed for the non-teaching employees of Punjab University. The Skill Development Program was inaugurated by PU Registrar Col Guljit Singh Chadha (retd) on September 23, 2015. The program which is of 10 months duration is being conducted in the seminar hall of the Department of Public Administration, Punjab University.

While addressing the gathering, PU fellow Professor B S Ghuman said that it is the high time when both the teaching and non-teaching staff should work in synchronisation with each other so as to make the organization grow and offer quality education to the students. Further he added, “The non-teaching staff needs to be equipped with precise tools to perform their duties efficaciously.”

While giving the inaugural address, Col. Chadha laid emphasis on the importance of the training programme and asked the participants to extract as many benefits as they can out of the programme. He said that,“Key non-academic functionaries in the university need to be trained for better administration and also to facilitate the efficient use of various fast-growing ICT resources and applications. This programme will build confidence, explore attitudes and increase the knowledge and skills of employees.”

Other Topics expected to be covered under the 10-day ‘Capacity Building Programme’ includes introduction to university executive and administrative bodies, effective writing, exercises in noting and drafting, working environment in university, finance and accounting in universities, admission, role of UGC, NAAC, Right to Information, service and conduct rules, use of website portal, and others.

Other renowned members who were present include Controller of Examinations Professor Parvinder Singh and president, PUSA (NT), Deepak Kaushik.

When Punjab University is busy organizing skill development course for non-teaching staff, the University Grants Commission has, for the third time since 2014, asked them to give the reply as to why they have introduced Hindi as a major subject in all under-graduate courses.

When asked about the same the Chairperson of the Department of Hindi at PU said that till date they have not received any instructions regarding this so far from the UGC. However, if and when the university issues any instructions, an appropriate framework will be developed.

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