Dr. Shashi Tharoor Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, and the former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations was the chief guest for the event who gave a detailed lecture and enlightened on the topic, ‘The Idea of a University: Higher Education in Post Pandemic India.’
Tharoor shed light regarding the transformation of educational institutions from a window of knowledge to a window to the labour market which is currently a hot topic. The National Education Policy emphasises the importance of such a change. The pandemic should only be viewed as a catalyst for the changes that are already taking place. Many things that were considered eccentric changes before Covid-19 may now be required. Using cell phones during class, for example, would have irritated professors in the pre-covid era.
In addition, the open book examination system will become commonplace. In the post-covid age, there will be an unstoppable flood of digital technology into education; in a way, education will become a digital colony. As a result, using digital tools to locate knowledge might become as crucial as having the intellectual ability to study and analyse content and approach learning critically. While there will be a slew of micro-level adjustments, we must predict the ones that will have the most impact on the system as a whole.
Furthermore, the celebration of Founder’s Day also witnessed the presence of Chancellor Hamid Ahmed, who is an entrepreneur, edu-preneur and a philanthropist. Padmashri Prof. Iqbal S Hasnain a renowned glaciologist and Pro-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard co-presided over the deliberations.
Jamia Hamdard Founders’s Day guests
Also, the present was Hammad Ahmed, the illustrious son of the Founder of Jamia Hamdard Hakeem Abdul Hameed and the President of Hamdard National Foundation. Professor Afshar Alam, the Vice-Chancellor rededicated the ongoing efforts to the memory of the Founder, he apprised the students, teachers and staff about the new developments in Jamia Hamdard. The Registrar, Saud Akhtar profusely thanked the guests and all the staff and students for the great success of the 2-Day Celebration of the Founder’s Day.
The programme was hosted by Dr Zeenat Iqbal, Deputy Dean Student Welfare and Associate Professor from the School of Pharmaceutical Research. In addition to this, the function was held under the aegis of Dean Student Welfare, Dr. Reshma Nasreen; Cultural coordinator, Seema Rani and Sports Secretary Sohrab Khan.
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