Aligarh 28 August The UGC Academic Staff College of the Aligarh Muslim University launched today two Subject Refresher Courses for around 70 University/ Degree College lecturers from all over India. While teachers of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Theology and Urdu are enrolledin the SRC in Research Methodology in Oriental Studies the SRC in Computer Applications is open for all. Speaking at the inaugural function the Director of the UGC ASC AMU Professor AbdurRaheemKidwai said that these courses are meant to recharge and refurbish the knowledge of the teachers in their own subjects. They are encouraged to have discussions with the resource persons apart from the usual training methods in class-rooms and laboratories. He reiterated that the Aligarh Muslim University is a living testimony to the secular traditions of India and the ASC premises are a melting pot for the multi-faith polityof our country where participants representing the diverse cultural traditions live and work together. He informed that the courses are designed in such a way that educational visits to the AMU campus and visits for socio-cultural exchange would go a long way in broadening the perspectives of the participants.
The teacher participants- including 20 ladies, belonging to the states of Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajastahan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal will stay at the ASC campus up to 16th September and complete the course. The SRC in Oriental studies is being coordinated by Professor SagheerIfraheem, Dept. of Urdu, AMU and the Dr. ObaidullahBokhari, Chairman Dept. of Computer Science, AMU is the Course coordinator for the SRC in Computer Applications.