2nd Day of Faculty Development Programme -2022 at KIIT

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2nd day of FDP-2022 focused on “Opportunity for Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary Research and Scope for Open Electives”. There were seven sessions for  2nd day of FDP-2022 and each session was addressed by Deans/ Directors/ Principals of respective schools.

Prof. N.L Mitra, Former Chancellor addressed the intellectual gathering and focused on key parameters i.e. how technology acts as an enabler, economic efficiency model and how law can be used for cross disciplinary research.

Yogesh Chawla, Hepatologist, Padma Shree Award Recipient and B C Roy Award Recipient Ex Director PGIMER Chandigarh,  Chairman Academics, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, KIIT Deemed to be University addressed the gathering about the benefits in health sector by inclusion of different smart devices,  technology and tools. He appreciated the efforts and vision of Prof Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS and thanked KIIT for giving opportunity to be a part of FDP.

Prof. Biswajeet Sahoo, Director General, School of Computer Engineering highlighted on thrust areas, research groups, and open electives in the School. Prof. Sanjib Moulick, Dean, School of School of Civil Engineering, shared different initiatives taken by the School of Civil Engineering with respect to consultancy and collaborative research. He also highlighted the wonderful consultancy work undertaken by the school through various sponsored/funded projects and it was informative. Prof. Byamakesh Nayak, Dean, School of Electrical Engineering, focused on broad thrust area, and research facilities available (licensed software and major equipment) in the School. Prof. U.P Singh, Dean I/C, School of Electronics Engineering highlighted the scope of thrust areas for VLSI and Embedded System, RF and Microwave, Signal and Image Processing, Communication, Advanced Instrumentation and Control and hin Film Photovoltaic Materials and Devices.  Prof. Bharat Chandra Routara, Dean, School of Mechanical Engineering demonstrated on initiatives made for collaborative research with  KIMS/KIDS, School of Applied Science/ Electronics. Prof. Biswabandita Kar, Dean, School of Yoga, demonstrated on the benefits of practicing yoga/pranayam for a healthy and better world. 

Prof. Srinivas Patnaik, Dean, School of Biotechnology highlighted institutional vision for research consultancy projects and extension activities of KSBT. Dr. Dhirendra Kumar Singh, KIDS elaborated vividly on research scope in dental sciences and also explained how KIDS is ready to be engaged for collaborative research with School of Mechanical Engineering and School of Applied Sciences. Prof. Ambika Prasad Mohanty, Principal, KIMS depicted medical research carried out by the Doctors at KIMS and how they have been continuously engaged to create a healthy world through patient care, research and innovations. Prof. Bhavani Prasad Panda, Director, School of Law emphasized aptly how law reigns supreme and its existence everywhere. He further told how law itself is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary by nature. Prof. Panda congratulated Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS for his broad vision to create KIIT Law School that is unique in India. Prof S.N.Mishra, Dean, KSOM and Prof. Saroj Kumar Mahapatra, Director, School of Management  addressed jointly about the scope of multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in management and how research in management helps in enhancing quality life and benefits to mankind. Prof. Jayanta Kumar Parida, Director, School of Finance and Social Science discussed the rousing challenges for teaching professionals in the 21st century. Prof. Prasanta Kumar Rath, Dean, School of Applied Science depicted different active research groups and focused on various trust areas of research undertaken by the School of Applied Science from advanced materials to applied mathematics.

Prof. Damodar Suar, Chairman, Social Science and Research presented on the topic “Leadership and Happiness”. He explained how happiness transforms individuals for a better human being and he also focused on good qualities of a teacher and criteria for the assessment. Dr Biswajit Mishra, Dean, Quality Assurance demonstrated on the distribution of marks in PBAS and the methods of collection for feedback from stakeholders and how analysis is made on feedback followed by action taken. Prof. P.K.J. Mohapatra, Professor Emeritus discussed on the different steps for curriculum development including teaching & learning and collaborative research.

Earlier, Prof. Chinmoy Kumar Panigrahi, Director, Quality Assurance, KIIT extended a warm welcome to all dignitaries, resource persons and all members present. All the sessions were informative and these were highly appreciated by faculty participants. During 2nd day, faculty members of all Schools were present and the session ended with the collection of feedback.

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