Faculty Orientation Programme – 2023

The Centre for Learning and Development and Training (CLDT) at Mount Carmel College organized a highly impactful faculty orientation program from 22nd June to 28th June. This comprehensive program aimed to equip faculty members with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their roles as educators. The program covered a wide range of topics, including pedagogy, curriculum design, assessment strategies, and the integration of technology in teaching. Renowned experts and experienced educators facilitated interactive workshops, seminars, and panel discussions, providing valuable insights and practical tips to enhance teaching effectiveness. Participants actively engaged in hands-on activities, collaborative learning exercises, and reflective discussions, fostering a vibrant learning environment. Additionally, the program fostered networking and knowledge sharing among faculty member from various disciplines, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.

The orientation program also facilitated networking and collaboration among faculty members from different disciplines, fostering interdisciplinary learning and innovation. Overall, the faculty orientation program conducted b CLDT at Mount Carmel College played a significant role in equipping faculty members with the necessary tools, knowledge, and pedagogical approaches to excel in their teaching careers.

INSA organized Golden Jubilee Commemoration Award

INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY (INSA) LOCAL CHAPTER, BENGALURU organized as award lecture for the Golden Jubilee Commemoration Medal for Chemical Sciences (2022) on 03 April, 2023 2:00P M to the awardee and speaker Prof. TUSHAR KANTI CHAKRABORTY in the Auditorium, PG Centre, Mount Carmel College. The introductory note covered the framework of INSA and the background of the award, followed by the introduction of the Awardee and speaker Prof. Tushar Kanti Chakraborty, and then continued into a brief citation reading, followed by the presentation of the award and the lecture by Prof Chakraborty titled ‘Natural Products, Our Body, Mind and Well-Being’ which coursed into an interactive question-answer session. The award lecture was an enlightening and inspiring experience to the audience.

Chalking out an Effective MOOC Proposal

Online education has proven to be a valuable tool in the recent years. Massive Open Online Course known as MOOC’s have been a very useful tool for educators. An online workshop was organized by the Centre for Learning, Development and Transformation on 9th December 2022, addressing the process of ‘Chalking out an Effective MOOC proposal’ delivered by Dr Ajay Semalty, Assistant Professor from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, of H.N.B Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand. The session covered different aspects of formulating a proposal right from objectives, syllabus, outcomes, multimedia involvement and the like to help our in-house faculty to venture into the task of proposing an useful and efficient MOOC proposal.

Faculty Enrichment Programme with IQAC

Venue : DJB Auditorium

Time : 9 AM to 12. 30 PM

Common Session

CLDT in association with IQAC organised a Faculty Enrichment Programme 2022 on 24th Sep 2022, Saturday. The topic of the main session was “Curriculum Designing based on the National Educational Policy 2022, speaker was Professor K Ramachandran. He explained the NEP 2020 and its focus on building application-based skills in the youth of today. He explained the four major guidelines behind the National Educational Policy. The first guideline of NEP is to identify the unique capability of the student and bring about holistic development. This means that the human capacity needs to be developed in all domains: intellectual, aesthetic, physical, ethical, moral and social. To accomplish this, there needs to be multidisciplinary level of study that is done regularly in colleges. This is the second guideline – ensuring flexibility in the college curriculum. By breaking down the rigid barrios between sections of study and integrating the different fields of science, humanities and commerce, the holistic growth of the student is greater. Concepts of morality and value- based living should be included within the curriculum and it should also have community service programmes. If social responsibility is not taught at the educational level, then the students grow into adults who have no value for the world they live in.

Session for Commerce, Humanities and Management Studies

A session on Content Development for Effective Learning Engagement was held for Faculty Members from Commerce, Humanities and Management Studies on leading speaker for the session, Mr Pratapaditya Chakravarty, Global Director of Talent Development of HCL State Street Services in Bengaluru. He discussed about the different models of learning. One such was the ARCS model of motivation developed by John Keller which is based upon the idea that there are four key elements in the learning process which can encourage and sustain learners’ motivation. He also mentioned Robert Gagne’s model of instructional design, an information processing model of the mental events that occur when adults are presented with various stimuli. It focuses on learning outcomes and how to arrange specific instructional events to achieve those outcomes.

Session for Science

A session on “Out – come based education” was held for faculty members from Science by Dr. Regina L Suganthi, Dean of PG Science, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous. She discussed about the POs, PSOs, and COs and Blooms taxonomy. It was helpful to frame the PSOs for the departments. There will be a follow up session for the same.

Faculty Enrichment Programme - 2023

Training on Reference Manager – EndNote

Venue:

  1. MTB block Simulation lab (Mendeley) -9th April 2022
  2. B.Sc. Computer Science Lab (End Note)-22nd April 2022

Time : 10 AM – 12 AM

Research Centre & CLDT in collaboration with IQAC had organized a training Programme for the Faculty members on Reference Manager-Mendeley and End Note Software on the 9th & 23rd of April 2022 respectively. The resource Person was Dr. Ramya G Rao, Principal Scientist, Research Desk (ReD) for the Mendeley Software and Dr. Manjula K R, Professor and Research Vertical Head, School of Applied Sciences, REVA University for End Note Software. The training has helped our faculty to understand the reference manager software’s and has helped them to use the software to collect references, store and organize citations, and create bibliographies. Thirty-one (31) and Twenty-two (22) faculty members attended the training programme on usage of Mendeley, and End note software respectively.

Reference Manager-Training

Ethics in Research

A Talk on Cut – Copy – Paste – Repeat: Understanding Ethics in Research

Seminar for PG Humanities Students on Ethics in Research was conducted on 26th March 2022 by Ms. Pooja Mini, a guest faculty in the Department of Public Policy. The main theme of the seminar was plagiarism in research under which the topics discussed were the types of plagiarism, reasons for which plagiarism is an inappropriate practice, ways to avoid plagiarism and the importance of citations and referencing in research work. Simply put, plagiarism is the practice of using another individual’s work presented as one’s own work without giving due credit to that individual or source from which one takes ideas or data from. Plagiarism could consist of different levels such as,

  • Simply copy-pasting every word of the source of information used into one’s own research work.
  • Adding partly copy-pasted content and explaining some parts of the research report in one’s own language.
  • Using a combination of own explanations and copy-pasted content alternatively with each subsequent sentence.

While an accepted level of plagiarism is 10%, a plagiarism level beyond this is considered unethical. The speaker also provided the students with various tips to avoid having plagiarism in their work such as:

  1. Keeping a note of materials that are being referred to for putting down content in one’s own research article such as the name of the author, source and title of the document.
  2. Make a matrix of the various themes or research objectives that one would like to carry out a study on and put down the sources or articles that addresses each of these themes.
  3. Putting literature under quotations wherever we tend to extract 5 continuous words excluding prepositions from a particular source or article and citing the quotations with the page numbers in the particular journal.
  4. Using softwares to cite or put down references of articles.
  5. Mentioning the source of original datasets represented in tables and mentioning the name of the researcher if primary data from a particular source has been used.

The speaker also spoke about the importance of referencing as a tool to avoid plagiarism including citing previous work done by researcher himself when such work has been referred to. The speaker provided students with useful softwares that can help them cite articles and for referencing. Overall, the session was extremely informative and presented by the speaker in simple language for students to easily understand and apply in their own dissertation and future research assignments.

IIHR Training Programme Funded by CLDT

The workshop titled “Hands on training on Banana and Tomato value added products” were attended by three staff from Department of Home Science and one staff from Department of Nutrition and Dietetics , Mount Carmel College on March 8th to 10th , 2022 sponsored by CLDT. Aim of the workshop included:

  1. Hands on experience in the processing of banana flour and tomato powder.
  2. To develop various nutritious product using banana flour and tomato powder.

Institute : ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural research
Date      : 8th March, 2022 to 10th March, 2022
Time     : 9:30am – 5:30pm
Venue   : BESST HORT/ Post Harvest Technology, Hessaraghatta, Bengaluru

Scientists (Resource Persons):

  1. Dr. C. K Narayana
  2. Dr. S. Bhuvaneshwari

Participants:

  1. Dr. Shantha Maria (Department of Home Science)
  2. Dr. A.Sundravalli (Department of Home Science)
  3. Dr. Mary Regi (Department of Nutrition and Dietetics)
  4. Dr. Lakshmi Jithendran (Department of Home Science)

During the 3 day intense workshop, trainees were allowed to visit the laboratories, equipments and instruments used for processing and packaging. Day 1 started with an inaugural address by Dr.C.K .Narayana, Principal Scientist, IIHR, Bangalore. It was followed by hands on training for the processing of raw banana in to flour and its applications. An integrated theory session for the importance of fruits and vegetables and its market value was covered with the practical sessions on banana flour production. A separate practical session conducted for the preparation of ripe banana flour from various varieties of banana available in India. The day ended with the practical session on the production of different types of banana chips included sweet and spicy.

Second day started with an introduction to Sauces and Ketchups followed by the preparation of banana flour cookies and chappathis. Banana Cat’s up(ketch up) and banana jam preparation was the highlight of the day . Processing of ripe tomatoes was also taught with the production of tomato dried powder which can be used instead of real tomatoes and incorporated in gravies, rasam and soups.

Third day started with tomato and banana peel pickle making followed by tomato juice preparation. Another training session was conducted on tomato ketch up and banana tomato sauce which are the value added products high on demand in the food market. The day concluded with the valedictory function and certificate distribution. Three day workshop was a real experience for the knowledge enlightenment and practical experience for the production of value added products of banana and tomato.

IIHR Training Funded CLDT

Ethics in Science Session

A webinar on ‘Ethics in Science – A Non-Retractacble Concern’ for all first year PG students.

Resource person was Dr. Dipshikha Chakravoty, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, Associate Faculty of Biosystems and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

Ethics in Science Session

World Food Day Session

Organized in association with the Department of Home Science and Internal Quality Assurance Cell

An on-site interactive bilingual session on ‘Ahara, Vihara Achara and Vichara’ for all the support staff of MCC.

Resource person was Dr Swathi R, Yoga Trainer and Therapist, Assistant Professor, Department of Home Science, Mount Carmel College Autonomous.

World Food Day Session

National Nutrition Month Webinar

Organized in association with the Department of Home Science and Internal Quality Assurance Cell.

A Webinar session on ‘Concept of Food, Health and Behaviour Based on Yogic Texts’ for all the faculty of MCC.

Resource person was Dr Swathi R, Yoga Trainer and Therapist, Assistant Professor, Department of Home Science, Mount Carmel College Autonomous.