Srinagar: A four-week Faculty Induction Programme (FIP) for newly-recruited assistant professors started at the University of Kashmir on Tuesday.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad inaugurated the online programme, organised by the varsity’s Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) in line with the mandate and modules enlisted in ‘Guru Dakshta’, a faculty development programme launched by the UGC in 2019.
In his presidential address, Talat said the newly-recruited teachers must regularly keep updating their knowledge and continue to pursue research to stay relevant beyond their classrooms.
“You must continue to do research, publish papers in reputed journals and keep updating your knowledge,” he urged the participants.
Prof Talat said apart from holding FIPs regularly, it is important to consider giving some training to PhD scholars about the teaching-learning processes during their research to make them ready for academic institutions.
Talat congratulated the HRDC for organising the refresher and FIPs regularly. At least 30 teachers from universities and colleges from within and outside J&K UT are participating in the current FIP.