Challenges of academic administration discussed

Aligarh: The UGC Human Resource Development Centre at Aligarh Muslim University successfully concluded a four-week online training program for academic administrators.

The program, inaugurated on January 4th, wrapped up with a Valedictory Function attended by AMU's Vice Chancellor, Professor M. Gulrez. Thirty-eight academic administrators from various institutions enrolled in the course, including the EFLU regional campus in Lucknow, IIM Mumbai, National Forensic Science University in Gandhinagar, Nagaland University, University of Delhi, and others.

Speaking at the Valedictory Function, AMU's Vice Chancellor commended the efforts of the organizers in providing valuable training opportunities for academic administrators. He stressed the importance of continuous learning and professional development in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of higher education institutions.

Participants, including Assistant Registrars, Assistant Controllers, and Assistant Finance Officers, benefited from diverse sessions covering topics such as government-university interface, communication skills, RTI, service rules, personality development, and academic leadership. Notable speakers included AMU Registrar M Imran and Dr. Faiza Abbasi, Director of UGC HRDC AMU.

Dr. Abbasi emphasized the unique challenges of academic administration, highlighting the importance of understanding the higher education ecosystem and engaging with stakeholders effectively. The course coordinators, led by Prof. A. R Kidwai, former Director of UGC HRDC AMU, ensured comprehensive coverage of relevant subjects.

Participants lauded the program's efficacy in addressing their learning needs and enhancing their understanding of administrative processes. Faisal Fareed and Tariq Hussain from AMU, Sourabh Mahajan from IIT Jammu, and Sanskriti Tripathi from RLBCAU, Jhansi, expressed satisfaction with the course's flawless execution in an online format.

The Program underscores the commitment of UGC HRDC AMU to fostering excellence in academic administration and nurturing capable leaders.

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