Dr. Avnish Jolly, CHANDIGARH– June 26:Department of Physics, Panjab University organized a one-day workshop on "Curriculum and Teaching Methodology for Electronics" in the Dept. of Physics, P.U. The workshop got an overwhelming response as about 40 delegates from different institutions participated.
The subject experts in electronics from Universities and Industry deliberated upon the curriculum of electronics to be taught to Physics students at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. The topics included modem concepts of electronics teaching, new teaching strategies and experiments, as well as experiences concerning advanced electronics teaching and learning.
Prof. S.K. Kulkarni, D.UJ, Panjab University inaugurated the workshop. He emphasized the role of electronics in all aspects of life and underlined the need for trained manpower. The
keynote address was given by Prof. ];).G. Holmes from Monash University, Australia who deliberated at length the optimum curriculum for electronics course at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and shared his experiences of designing such curricula for his parent University in Australia. The other speakers were Prof. J.N. Roy from SCL, Mohali, Er. D.K. Syal, additional Director C-DAC, Mohali, Prof. Anil Vohra from Kurukshetra University,
Er. H.P.S. Kang and Prof. M.L. Garg from Panjab University. Prof. R.K. Kochher, from NIPER, Mohali gave the concluding remarks.
Prof. Manmohan Gupta, Chairman, Department of Physics in his address gave the background and need for this workshop and described this workshop to be a precursor to the starting of two new self financed courses of B.Sc. (HS) and M.Sc. (HS) in Physics and Electronics which the Department is starting from the current academic session. Prof. Gupta emphasized the three way
benefits of the new course e.g. providing the much needed trained manpower for the booming electronics industry, providing placement to the students and bringing economic relief to the University by generating funds.