Eight Day Faculty Development Program (Advanced Workshop, Level-2) under TEQIP III on
Universal Human Values and Professional Ethics
Organised by Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow
30th November 2017 to 7th December 2017
An Eight Day Advanced Workshop on Universal Human Values and Professional Ethics was organized under TEQIP-III by Values Education Cell, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University Lucknow at Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, Ghaziabad during 30 November to 7 December 2017. Ms. Ragini Tiwari from Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida along with 32 participants from various other colleges attended the Workshop.
The objective of the workshop was to identify the problems and challenges being faced by the people at individual, family, society and environmental levels and the ways to handle them. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Bhanu Pratap Singh, Coordinator, Value Education Cell, AKTU, Lucknow.
Day 1: 30th November 2017
The FDP was inaugurated by Dr. R.K. Agarwal, Director AKGEC, Ghaziabad on 30/11/2017.
Mr. Shashank Sahu, Coordinator, shared his views on the importance of Human Values briefly and explained it with reference to:
- Natural Acceptance
- Peace of Mind
During the workshop, issues related to happiness, welfare, aspirations, goals and success in life were explained. The need of self-exploration, self-investigation and how to practice them in daily life were also explained.
The last session of the day was a group discussion on “Sources of Happiness”.
Day 2: 1st December 2017
Mr. Bhanu Pratap Singh discussed the concept of “Develop Right Understanding”. He said that the awareness of thought reading in continuation is necessary to maintain good relationship in the life. He stressed that the role of education is to facilitate the development of the competence and to live with proper human conduct.
Later, a Group Discussion was held on Desire of Self (to be in Harmony).
Day 3: 2nd December 2017
Mr. Singh focused on the concept of Justice. He described the feeling of justice with five factors:
- Self (Continuous Happiness)
- Individual Human Being (Co-existence of Self & Body)
- Family (Feeling of Co-existence)
- Nature (Mutual Fulfillment)
- Existence (Co-existence)
Mr. Singh emphasized on the word Gyan (Knowledge) and explained it as “To see the reality as it is and its completeness”.
Day 4: 3rd December 2017
The session was dedicated to Form, Property, Natural Characteristics, Innateness and Co-existence. Mr. Singh explained them in detail.
Day5: 4th December 2017
Mr. Singh discussed Units and Space. He said that Human Beings, Animals, lumps of Matter as well as various Atoms and Molecules, are all units as we can recognize them as they are countable. Whereas, space is not a unit but it exists, as a reality. It is the empty area all around the nature is space.
Day 6: 5th December 2017
Mr. Singh discussed the Theory of Desire, Thought, and Expectation (DTE).He stated that the right understanding gained through self-exploration enables us to identify the definitiveness of human conduct which may also be called the Ethical Human Conduct. It is same for all human beings.
Day 7: 6th December 2017
Mr. Singhfocused on the five orders of the Unit at self-level:
- Thought (Awareness)
- Behavior (Natural Acceptance)
- Work (Harmony in continuation)
- Realization(Submerged and Self Organized in Co-existence)
He later discussed on Mulya (Contribution) and explained five mulyas in our life:
- Jeevan Mulya
- Manav Mulya
- Sthapit Mulya
- Shist Mulya
- Vastu Mulya
Day 8: 7th December 2017
Valediction Ceremony was held on 7th December 2017. Participants gave their suggestions and feedback for the workshop. Certificates were awarded to the participants by Prof. (Dr.) P K Chopra, HOD ECE / EI, T&P, Dean Spl Projects.
During the closing ceremony, Mr. Bhanu Pratap Singh said that through the workshop, the effort was to bring into practice a strong teaching methodology of self-exploration that provides the essential guidelines for a human society for which a sustained effort and preparation is required.
The Workshop was beneficial for the participants who returned with the determination to apply the learning from the workshop in their lives and share it with their Students and Colleagues. Through Universal Human Values student can develop a holistic vision towards life and profession; and can enhance self-confidence. People can perform well academically, do well at their workplaces and at the same time participate for order in society.