Research Scholars from 16 Countries participate during the International Faculty Development Program (IFDP-2017) at Chandigarh University
“In the era of Global Education, the academic research can no longer be carried out in isolation as the products and services that will come out of the research will have global implication” said Prof. Bala Pillay, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. He was speaking during the inauguration ceremony of International Faculty Development Program (IFDP-2017) being organized by Chandigarh University, Gharuan. Research Scholars, Faculty and students from more than 16 countries are participating during the 5 day International Faculty Development Program 2017. The participating countries include scholars from USA, Canada, Belgium, France, UK, Poland, Spain, Australia, Thailand, South Africa, Singapore, Taiwan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
While delivering his inaugural address, Prof. Bala Pillay said, “It is unfortunate that Universities all over the world have not matched the pace of global changes and it is therefore important for the Universities in every part of the world to stop working in isolation & work towards achieving cohesive results which are benefit to the mankind”. Prof. Bala Pillay advocated that for Joint Global Research Agency on the pattern of United Nations model where Universities across the globe can form Joint Working Research Groups so that students, faculties & research scholars from any part of world can contribute towards development of products, services that useful in solving the problems faced by mankind. Joint Research will help Universities from Developing Nation to share resources from the Universities from Developed Nations like USA, Germany, Japan who have large spending and budget allocation for R&D.
Prof. William Campbell Associate Professor & Director of International Recruitment, School of Computing and Digital Technology, Birmingham City University, UK took expert session on “Green IT” while Prof. Ajay Gupta, Director of Computer Resources Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University, USA gave Talk on Wearable sensors and health care and application of IOT for healthcare & home automation.
While addressing the gathering, Dr. R.S.Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University said, “The International Faculty Development Program is being organized by Chandigarh University with a view to provide International Exposure to its students and faculty so that they are well versed with the Global Academic Standards and International Research Opportunities”. Chandigarh University has been the only University in North India to have forged Academic Alliance and Partnership with more than 150 Universities all across Globe so that a common platform can be provided to the students worldwide to venture in Joint Research Initiatives, Dr. Bawa added.