Mangaluru: The Department of Computer Applications of St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Mangaluru, a Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Google Suite for Education for the faculty members of Father Muller Medical College (FMMC) on 22 & 23 November 2019.
The program was aimed at empowering the teachers and doctors of FMMC with technical skills in order to enhance the content delivery and bring in transformations in the teaching-learning process. The training was 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.
The FDP was inaugurated by the dignitaries which included the Chief Guest, Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions. The other dignitaries present on the occasion were Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director of SJEC, Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Administrator of FMMC, Dr Uday Kumar K, Medical Superintendent and Professor in the Department of Forensics at FMMC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa and Rev. Fr Alwyn Richard D’Souza Assistant Directors of SJEC, Dr Sudheer M, Incharge Principal of SJEC and Ms Sumangala N, HOD of MCA at SJEC.
Dr Sudheer said that the FDP provides a perfect opportunity for the people from Health Sciences to interact with their peers from Physical Sciences. He also expressed the need for both the branches of Science to work collaboratively 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 Medical College get a taste of using technology at their workplaces. He thanked the management of St Joseph Engineering College for taking this initiative to bridge the gap between the two domains of Science.
Ms Sumangala welcomed the gathering. Ms Nisha Jenifer Roche, compeered the inaugural.
Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza spoke about the usefulness of Google Suite for Education and said that it will facilitate the teaching-learning process at FMMC. He went onto say that the present generation is quite tech-savvy which expects a lot from their teachers and by leveraging Google Suite, the teachers of FMMC are certain to meet their expectations.
The two-day FDP was attended by 30 participants from Father Muller Medical College. The resource person for the sessions was Mr Ragesh Raju, Assistant Professor in the Department of MCA at St Joseph Engineering College who is also a Google Certified Educator.