Galgotias University faculty receives prestigious Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Teacher Excellence Award 2020
By a correspondent
Professor Ishrat Naaz of Galgotias University received the prestigious 2020 Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Teacher Excellence Award (Courtesy Indian Council for Technical Education, AICTE), Shikshak Kalyaan Foundation for its contribution to the national education policy 2020 by making AtmaNirbhar Bharat in the field of education.
The main guests of the four-day conclave for the celebration of National Teachers’ Day 2021 included Prof. Anil D Sahasrabudhe, President of AICTE, Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mr. Firoz Bakht Ahmed, chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan, Vice Chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Prof Syed Ainul Hassan, Vice Chancellor, Maulana Abul Kalam National Urdu University Prof (Dr.) JK Saini, Vice Chancellor, Netaji Subhash University of Technology, Prof (Dr ..) K Ratnam, Member Secretary, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.
Recently, she also won the “Young Researcher Award 2020” from the Institute of Scholars (InSc), registered with the Ministry of MSME, Government of India and the “Best Women Faculty Award 2020-2021” from the Novel Research Academy of India. Ministry of MSMEs, Government of India.
Dr Naaz was one of the speakers at the four-day Laureates Conclave organized by the Shikshak Kalyaan Foundation in association with AICTE. She expressed her point of view on the importance of the role of a teacher in the independence of India. She urges, as highlighted in NEP 2020, that “teachers really shape the future of our children – and, therefore, the future of our nation”, implying that teachers play the most important role in the future. nation building by creating high quality human resources in their classrooms. Teacher education is vital to creating a pool of teachers who will shape the next generation. Thus, the preparation of teachers is very crucial to make India a self-sufficient guru and Vishwa.
She accepted the award on behalf of the entire teaching fraternity working through teachers online, offline, virtual or in the classroom – the true nation builders who work tirelessly 24/7, 365 days to make India Atmanirbhar!
She also spoke at length so that teachers had a knowledge of multiple languages, new age courses like computer thinking, coding and professional education. She insisted on how teacher educators should prepare such a workforce of teachers with all the skills and pedagogy that meet the current demands of the time.
She spoke of the main challenge that educational institutions have to overcome, for the successful implementation of PEN, is the prevailing mindset today among key stakeholders such as students and parents, that vocational education is inferior to ordinary school and college education and only suitable for those young people who are unable to cope with mainstream education.
She showed her concern that schools have failed to overcome this stigma over the past three decades for several reasons. She urges management and teachers, especially in schools and colleges, to overcome their lack of know-how in providing vocational education and to embrace the task of integration with enthusiasm and commitment.