Aligarh: The Joint Registrars, Joint Finance Officers, Joint Controllers, Assistant Registrars, Assistant Finance Officers, Assistant Controllers and other executives of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) administration were trained and mentored for effective leadership and management by experts in the workshop on ‘Training of Executives in Higher Education Institutions’ of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).
Presiding over the programme, Prof Mohammad Gulrez (AMU Pro Vice-Chancellor) said, “I am sure that this workshop will enhance the creative, relevant and practical skills of the university executives and help them to be more innovative in transformational leadership roles”.
“University administration executives are vital in higher education institutions. They manage and implement office processes with a variety of roles and responsibilities and it is imperative that they possess strong organisational skills with the ability to multitask and work well under pressure”, said the Pro Vice-Chancellor while speaking on hierarchy levels in university administration.
In the guest lecture on ‘Efficient Working and Excellent Outcome’, Dr Thuppil Venkatesh (Chairman, InSLAR, Bangalore, Karnataka) explained different theories of administrative management, the skills necessary for effective university administration and the benefits that effective administrative management can have.
He urged the university executives to create a new shared space for thinking about opportunities and challenges and encouraged them to look outside of the traditional administration pathways for new possibilities.
In the talk on ‘Facilitating Scientific Research in University System’, the other guest speaker, Prof Anil K Tripathi (Director, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University and Former Director, CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow) emphasised: “An important aspect of research culture is the university’s approach to research integrity and alongside the formal ethics, standards, protocols, and policies, the behaviour of staff at all levels is highly influential”.
In the welcome address, Prof Asad U Khan (Director, IQAC) pointed out: “The changing educational system calls for setting up formal and effective mechanism for the approval, periodic review, monitoring, evaluation and assessment of quality of the programmes in higher education institutions—and it is in this context that the proposal by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to establish Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) was undertaken by all accredited institutions.
Prof Anwar Shahzad (Department of Botany) extended the vote of thanks and Dr Riaz Ahmad (Department of Zoology) conducted the programme.
The workshop was conducted in the hybrid online and offline mode.