Batch – I
Practice is the hardest part of learning and training is the essence of transformation. As teachers are considered to be the pillars of Paavai, every year, the Faculty Development Department organizes orientation programme for the recently recruited faculty members to initiate them into the institutional practices and the Pedagogy of teaching. This year too, a five day orientation programme was held from 28.05.2018 to 01.06.2018 at the Smart Hall. 30 faculty members from PEC, eight from PCE, nine from PCT, eight from PPC, 13 from PASCW comprising the totally 68 faculty members who attended the orientation programme
The Inauguration was held at the Smart hall on 28.05.2016, where the Chairman Shri.CA.N.V.Natarajan stressed the importance of teaching profession, role of teachers and their commitment towards students to get good citizens of the society. The objectives and methodology of the orientation programme were read by Dr.K.Selvi, Dean Academics, PEC. After the inauguration, the technical sessions commenced.
Shri.CA.N.V.Natarajan, Chairman, Paavai Institutions, Dr.K.K.Ramasamy, Director Administration, Mr.S.Srinivasan, Director, Placement and Training, Prof. R.Chenniappan, Dean English, Dr. R. KasthuriBai, Dean, Faculty Development Department, Dr. K.Selvi, Dean Academics, Dr.A.S.Kandasamy, Dean ECE, PEC, Dr.B.Murali Babu, COE, PEC, Mrs.C.Jayalakshmi, Dean Counselling, Dr.M. Prem Kumar, Principal, PEC, Dr.M.Devi, Principal, PCE, Dr.R.Arangasamy, ECE/HoD, PEC, Dr.A.Suphalakshmi, CSE/HoD, PEC and Mrs. K.Subashini, Associate professor, Faculty Development Department were the resource persons for the programme throwing light on ‘History of Paavai and Goal setting’, ‘Paavai culture’, ‘Institutional belongingness’, ‘Fundamentals of science’, ‘Triple SSS relationship’, ‘Pedagogy of teaching and learning’, ‘Communication skills’, ‘Role of teachers in placement’, ‘Teachers are second parents’, ‘Attitude’, ‘Professional ethics and responsibility of teachers’, ‘Teacher accountability’ and ‘Smart teaching’.
Shri.CA.N.V.Natarajan, Chairman, Paavai Institutions narrated the History of Paavai and its growth. His vision, mission and his strong determination in establishing Paavai was explained clearly. He further cited many examples for students’ upliftment. Dr.K.K.Ramasamy, Director Administration, expounded on the different roles and responsibilities of the teachers. He advocated the practical method of teaching to reach out to the students of all categories. Various examples related to different branches of study were explained. Prof.R.Chenniappan, Dean English elaborated on the need for communication skills. He further expatiated on the urgency and requirement of the English language in the Engineering field. Mr.S.Srinivasan, Director, Placement and Training, gave a big drift in the placement and its importance. He also focused on the need to obtain required marks along with technical skills and every day application of the concept that they have learnt to get placed in their Dream Company. In this regard, he explained
the role of teachers in enabling students to be placed in the reputed institutions. Dr.K.Selvi, Dean Academics detailed the message of Paavai Culture, Paavai Mantra and Paavai belief.
Dr.M.PremKumar, Principal, PEC, emphasized the importance of developing right attitude to serve as worthy member of Paavai. He demonstrated the topic, ‘Robotics’ and explained the significance of teaching a particular concept in a unique way. Dr.M.Devi, Principal, PCE explained the Institutional belongingness and further touched upon the principle of integrity and loyalty. Dr.A.S.Kandasamy, Dean ECE, explained the thrust on teaching the fundamentals of physics, chemistry and mathematics. Mrs.C.Jayalakshmi, Dean Counselling dealt on the title ‘Teachers are second parents’. She explained the necessity of every teacher to don the role of a parent to make the student a worthy citizen.
Dr.B.Murali Babu, COE, highlighted the ‘Triple SSS’ relationship and their intricacies.. Dr.R.Arangasamy, HoD ECE elaborated on ‘Teacher Accountability’ towards their profession. He further highlighted the accountability of teachers towards the students and the profession as a whole. Dr.A.Suphalakshmi, HoD, CSE explained the concept of Smart teaching.. Dr.R.Kasthuri Bai and Mrs. K.Subashini, Associate professor, Faculty Development Department emphasized the pedagogy of teaching and learning. They further highlighted the different strategies and techniques of teaching and learning to make the classroom interactive and interesting.
Each resource person explained, elaborated and had an interactive session with the faculty members. Around twelve topics had been handled in these five days. Throughout the orientation the members were assisted to hone their LSRW skills. Assignments, poster presentation, peer teaching and evaluation, lesson plan writing, preparation of teaching aids. mind mapping, quiz, spell bee, group discussion, debate, an in house rally to uphold the significance of English language and visual presentation competitions were held in order to ensure the continuity and intensity of learning and teaching for the educational betterment of the learners. Prizes were also awarded. Every faculty gave a Model presentation of their teaching units and it was video graphed along with remediation. Management games were also conducted to keep up the excitement of teaching and learning. A campus tour was also arranged . The programme thus catered to the needs of the inductees and the Faculty Development Department expressed its willingness to be with them as a sheet -anchor in the days to come.
The valedictory function was held on 01.06.2018 at the smart hall by 02.30 p.m. All the faculty recorded their feedback. Smt. Mangai Natarajan, correspondent felicitate the gathering by explaining the functionality of teachers to uplift the students community. Following that the Chairman delivered the valedictory address. He highlighted the idea that the teachers should work as a team to grow professionally and render their best for students’ community. With this the orientation programme came to an end.