Workshop on Teaching Methodology and Research Supervision


A workshop was organized by the COER University on “Teaching Methodology and Research Supervision,” led by none other than our esteemed Vice Chancellor, Dr. Ankush Mittal on June 6,2024. The workshop took place at the Vardhman Auditorium in the university campus. The atmosphere was abuzz with anticipation and excitement as faculty members and research scholars gathered for the much-awaited workshop. This workshop aimed to equip participants with the latest strategies and best practices in teaching and research supervision, crucial elements for academic excellence and innovation.

About Dr. Ankush Mittal

Dr. Ankush Mittal received the B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1996 and Master’s in 1998 respectively. He was topper in graduate studies at IIT-Delhi and was awarded Samsung Fellowship for his excellent performance. He was nominated for outstanding PhD award by Electrical and Computer Engineering the National University of Singapore in 2001.

Dr. Mittal was a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore for two years. He has also worked as an Associate professor at IIT-Roorkee for seven years. He has served as Director Research in College of Engineering Roorkee and Graphic Era University for 10 years. He also served as Vice-Chancellor in Graphic Era University and K R Mangalam University, Gurugram. He made key contributions in exponential growth of research output and students’ career excellence.

Session Highlights

Innovative Teaching Methodologies:

In the first session Dr. Mittal introduced a variety of pedagogical techniques designed to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.

Dr. Mittal discussed the importance of active learning strategies. These strategies include group discussions, problem-solving sessions, and hands-on activities that encourage students to participate actively in their learning process.

Dr. Mittal promoted online and offline learning resources highlighting them as a means to provide flexible and diverse learning experiences.

He also introduced the participants with the concept of flipped classroom that is when the student becomes the teacher where students are assigned learning materials to study at home, and classroom time is dedicated to interactive discussions and practical applications. Such sessions make students more confident as well as promotes better understanding of concept.

Research Supervision Excellence:

In the second session Dr. Mittal worked over the topic of research supervision, offering valuable guidance on how to mentor and support research scholars.

The mentor has an important role in shaping the research journey of scholars. Dr. Mittal provided strategies for effective mentoring including setting clear expectations, providing timely feedback, and fostering an environment of open communication and collaboration.

At last Dr. Mittal addressed common challenges faced by research supervisors and scholars, such as balancing workload, managing conflicts, and ensuring the timely completion of research projects. Practical solutions and real-life examples were shared to help participants navigate these challenges effectively. Interactive Workshops and Q&A.

Following the informative sessions, participants engaged in interactive workshops where they could apply the concepts learned. Group activities, role-playing scenarios, and case studies provided hands-on experience in implementing innovative teaching methods and effective research supervision techniques.

Conclusion :

The workshop on Teaching Methodology and Research Supervision by Dr. Ankush Mittal was a resounding success, providing valuable takeaways for all attendees. It not only equipped them with modern educational strategies and supervisory skills but also reinforced the importance of lifelong learning and professional development in academia.

by Dr. Ankush Mittal

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