Mangaluru: The Department of Computer Applications of St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Mangaluru, hosted a faculty development programme (FDP) on Google Suite for the faculty members of Father Muller Medical College (FMMC) on November 22 and 23.
Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions, was the chief guest on the occasion. He inaugurated the programme along with the other dignitaries.
The programme was aimed at empowering the teachers and doctors of FMMC with technical skills in order to enhance content delivery and bring in transformations in the teaching-learning process. The training focussed on the application of Google Productivity tools and Google Classroom concepts. The sessions were designed specifically to suit the day-to-day requirements of faculty members through hands-on experiences.
Dr Sudheer M, in-charge principal of SJEC said that the FDP provides a perfect opportunity for the people from health sciences to interact with their peers from the physical sciences. He also expressed the need for both the branches of science to collaborate in order to make this world a better place.
Fr Richard Coelho addressed the gathering and expressed happiness on the conduction of this FDP, which is intended to make the faculty of the FMMC get a taste of using technology at their workplaces. He thanked the management of SJEC for taking the initiative to bridge the gap between the two domains of science.
Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director of SJEC, spoke about the usefulness of Google Suite for education and said that it will facilitate the teaching-learning process at FMMC. He went on to say that the present generation is quite tech-savvy and expects a lot from their teachers. By leveraging Google Suite, the teachers of FMMC are certain to meet their expectations, he said.
The two-day FDP was attended by 30 participants from Father Muller Medical College. The resource person for the sessions was Ragesh Raju, Assistant Professor in the Department of MCA at SJEC, who is also a Google Certified Educator.
Sumangala N, HOD of MCA at SJEC, welcomed the gathering. Nisha Jenifer Roche, compeered the inaugural programme.
Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Administrator of FMMC, Dr Uday Kumar K, Medical Superintendent and Professor in the Department of Forensics at FMMC, and Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa and Rev. Fr Alwyn Richard D’Souza Assistant Directors of SJEC were also present.