A refresher course in environmental science got concluded at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) on Monday. In this 21 day refresher course, 22 teachers from various colleges and universities across the country participated.
As Brar, vice-chancellor, GNDU, during his valedictory speech, marked various flaws crippling the education system in India with special reference to higher education.
He also briefed on the advantage of the semester system and the credit based grading system, adopted by the developed countries. He says " teachers should accept these changes readily as they would definitely go a long way in improving the quality of education further."
Talking on the environmental degradation, he explained "changing simple habits in the daily life, a lot can be done to preserve the environment for the generations to come. We should also show our concern over the decline of basic sciences and deterioration in the quality of research in comparison with the developed countries. One of the principle aims of these courses by the ASC was to galvanise, energise, and enthuse the teaching community to ponder over the issues relating to the higher education."
Renu Bharadwaj of department of botanical and environmental sciences and the course coordinator gave a brief account of the proceeding of the last three weeks.