International webinar Series on RASSSH 2020 concludes at AS college

Srinagar: An International Webinar Series on “Recent Advances in Science, Social Sciences and Humanities” (RASSSH-2020) organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Amar Singh College, Srinagar concluded on Saturday. The webinar series commenced on 24th August 2020 and was inaugurated by Prof. Bashir Ahmad Rather, Principal of the college.
In his address, Prof Rather deliberated upon the significance and usage of the technology in the current pandemic and emphasized upon the need to build the capacities of the student and teaching community, so as to update themselves and keep pace with the advancements in various areas of research. He also appreciated the organizers for the conduct of the webinar series for the benefit of students, teaching and research community.
The college organized a series of 10 webinars from 24th August to 5th September, 2020 on various topics in which eminent speakers from across India and abroad deliberated on various issues. As many as 15000 academicians, researchers, professionals and students participated in the webinar series and were awarded the e-Certificates. An online feedback was also collected from the participants regarding the overall conduct of the webinar.
The webinar series was conducted over the Zoom Meeting Platform and was streamed live on YouTube. The recorded webinars are available on the official YouTube channel of the college.
Dr. Nazir Ahmad Bhat, Coordinator IQAC introduced the theme of the webinar series and highlighted the academic and research contributions of the IQAC of the college.
Dr. Syed Mutahar Aaqib, Co-Coordinator IQAC shared the implications of COVID-19 pandemic on the teaching-learning pedagogies throughout the world. He emphasized upon significance of an integrative approach to education and highlighted the role multi-disciplinary research.
Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon Principal Secretary, School Education Department & Skill Development, Government of J&K, Dr. Muheet Ahmad Butt, Sr. Scientist, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Kashmir, Mr. Siddartha Gigoo, Prize-Winning Author, Dr. Mrityunjay Prabhakar, Assistant Professor, Viswa Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, Prof . Ratan Lal Hangloo, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Allahabad, Dr. Sashi Sivramkrishna, Professor at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Bangalore, Dr. Masood Maqbool Mir ,Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS ), Srinagar, Dr Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Professor, King Abdul Aziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,Dr. Bilal A. Bhat, Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) Srinagar, J&K and Prof. Zahoor Ahmad Chatt Former Chairman JK BOSE and Former Director Colleges, J&K Higher Education Department were the invited speakers for the webinar series.
The speakers deliberated on various topics including the Role of Data Sciences in Modern Agriculture, The Unrest of the Human Heart: Exploration of Love and Loss, Introduction to Indian Aesthetics, Kashmir and Kashmiriyat : A Historical Perspective, New Perspectives in Macroeconomics, Addressing Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms due to COVID-19 , Phytoremediation: A Sustainable Approach for Revegetation of Heavy Metal-Polluted Land , Problems & Challenges of Teaching Kashmiri Language at Higher Education Level , Organic Synthesis, Natural Products & Drug Discovery: A Triumvirate for Human Wellbeing and Quality Assurance in Higher Education.
The valedictory function was conducted on 5th September, 2020, which was moderated by Prof. Kasira, who also presented a formal vote of thanks.

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