One Week Faculty Development Programme on 11th - 15th May 2020.
The outbreak of COVID19 pandemic throughout the globe has caused extreme distress to the
students/faculty members and is a setback to academic activities. In this moment of crisis, UGC,
AICTE and MHRD have endeavored to leverage digital access for continuation of the academic
activities by online mechanisms. Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) and
Department of Computer Application, Integral University has taken this outbreak as an opportunity
to create an online platform for the faculty members to enhance their knowledge while staying safe
at their homes. A One week online Faculty Development Programme on “R Programming”, in
association with Spoken Tutorial, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, was organized from 11 May -15 May
2020 during this COVID-19 outbreak.
Spoken Tutorial is an initiative of IIT Bombay under Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National
Mission on Education through ICT by the Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Government of India to promote IT literacy through Open Source Software.
The FDP was self paced, and required approximately 4-6 hours of active engagement per day. R is
an open source software - a well-organized and sophisticated package - that facilitates data analysis,
modeling, inferential testing and forecasting. It is user friendly software which allows creating new
function commands to solve statistical problems. It runs on a variety of UNIX platforms (and similar
systems such as LINUX), Windows and Mac OS. The participants learned the basics of R Language
and its implementation in data analysis and forecasting.
Key Highlights of FDP
- Total 262 participants across the globe participated and benefited.
- Faculty members from academic institutions of Iran, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Oman,
Dubai and Saudi Arabia registered themselves for the FDP and got benefitted.
- From India, participants from various reputed academic institutions like Aligarh Muslim
University, Integral University, IIIT Ongle, VIT Vellore, University of Mumbai, IIT
Roorkee, Deccan School of Pharmacy-Hyderabad, KLG Gogte Institute of Technology
Bangalore, University of Allahabad, BBAU-Lucknow, Indira Gandhi National Tribe
University-Madhya Pradesh registered and successfully completed the one week faculty
This Faculty Development Programme (FDP) fulfilled its prime objective to bring the faculties of
different engineering, science and allied subjects onto one platform and to provide hands-on practice
sessions on R. The online FDP was very well coordinated and managed by Mentor, Dr Mohammad
Faisal and Coordinators Dr. Tasneem Ahmed, Mrs. Halima Sadia and Ms Nashra Javed.
Human Resource Development Centre, Integral University is committed to provide a learning
platform for active learners during this pandemic and even after.
The next FDP is scheduled from 16-20 May 2020 on ‘Moodle Learning Management System’ in
association with Spoken Tutorial-IIT Bombay.
Stay Safe……………Happy Learning…………….
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