AICTE Sponsored Two Weeks Online Faculty Development Program

AICTE Sponsored Two Weeks Online Faculty Development Program (FDP)

8thto 20th March , 2021

Teachers are the backbone of education system and as such the society as a whole. The education today demands continuous honing of teaching skills. Current era has necessitates adoption of suitable pedagogical tools by the academicians in order to attain the learning objectives. With this viewpoint, Lloyd Institute of Management & Technology (Pharm), Greater Noida has organized AICTE Sponsored Two Weeks Online Faculty Development Program (FDP) on “Exploration of Nascent Pedagogical Tools for Updating Teachers of Pharmacy Education” under the supervision of Convenor & Coordinator, Prof. Vandana Arora Sethi, Group Director, Lloyd Group of Institutions. This FDP was organized from 8th March to 20th March, 2021, where pioneers in pedagogy from the fields of education and industry covered most important aspects of teaching pedagogy.

Day-1 (Monday): 08th March, 2021: Inaugural Session: The inaugural session began with a warm welcome by Dr. Shilpa Pahwa followed by the welcome address of Dr. Chitra Gupta. This was followed by the inaugural address talk by Guest of Honor, Prof. Devender Pathak , Principal, Faculty of Pharmacy, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Safai, Etawah.

Prof Devender Pathak congratulated all women delegates a “Happy Women Day”. He gave good wishes to our group leader Dr. Vandana Arora Sethi for excellent leadership qualities and other dynamic females of the department. He said that we all should respect women. He recollected that he inspected Lloyd Institute in 2004 and appraised the tremendous growth of the Institute. He gave good wishes for successful conduct of FDP.

Prof. Satendra K. Rajput , Professor & Head, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gurukula Kangri (Deemed to be University), Haridwar, Uttarakhand gave his talk on “Statistical Tools for Online Learning”. He briefed the different ways to make online lecture interesting. This can be done by asking questions in between, showing interesting videos, taking feedback regularly. A teacher must work on strong foundation. He explained various statistical tools to be used and its related errors. He motivated the delegates to apply these principles as far as possible to make research work easier and faster.

Prof. B. K. Punia, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Haryana Spoke on” Teaching and Teachers across Ages”. Prof. Punia explained characteristics of the innovative teachers. This includes qualities like creativity, courage, compassion, curiousness, reflection, values and ethics and commitment to the profile. He also briefed about diverse ways a classroom can be made more innovative. He told importance of various tools which can be used. These include audio & visual tools, real world experience sharing, puzzles and games, feeling of personal connection and interactive lessons with help of technology. He focused on characteristics of pedagogical innovations.

Day-2 (Tuesday): 09th March, 2021: Dr. Ajay Semalty, University SWAYAM Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharm. Sciences, HNB Garhwal (Central) University, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand gave a talk on “Creating Microenvironment for Adaptability in Higher Education” and Research and on “Concept of Learning Outcome Based Credit Framework”.

He told about need based microenvironment which is a requisite for teaching-learning engagement, for research& development, for administrative work, for improving employability of graduates and for teachers.

He explained Gagne’s nine events of instruction. These help the students to make sense of new information by relating it to something they already know or something they have already experienced. These nine principles provide instructional support as needed. A teacher should provide case studies, visual images, analogies which make the concepts familiar to students. He also told about SABE-TE approach which is required for quality education.

Day-3 (Wednesday): 10th March, 2021: Mr. Rajesh Kashyap, Founder & Lead Trainer- Nityavasu Learnings, Delhi spoke on Effective Training Methods and Delivery (Part-I) He discussed the various ways of selecting a method for holding different types of learning sessions with adult learners. He described the range of participatory training methods and materials for use in adult learning. He narrated a systematic approach to training which consists of training need assessment, implementation and evaluation.

Dr. Shivkanya Fuloria, Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, AIMST University, Malaysia spoke on “Application of Referencing and Citation Management Tools in Manuscript Writing”. She told about the importance of citation and various methods to cite a research work. She also gave hands on training on referencing softwares like mendeley and endnote. She stressed that each and every work must be cited in a proper manner and creit must be given. Dr. Mandeep Kumar Arora, Associate Professor & Head Dept. of Pharmacology, KIET School of Pharmacy, Ghaziabad, “Hands on Training on Network Pharmacology”

He explained the application of various network pharmacology tools that are available such as TDR targets, PDTD, Integrity, Spider, Japic, Faers. He gave a tutorial that how we can these tools and apply in network pharmacology.

Day-5 (Friday): 12th March, 2021: Dr. Mona Semalty, University SWAYAM Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharm. Sciences, HNB Garhwal (Central) University, Srinagar, Garhwal, Uttarakhand spoke “Systematic Review Writing and Meta-Analysis”. She started with various types of sources which are available for review writing. This includes primary, secondary and tertiary sources. She emphasized that one should define research problem and its rationale before starting a research work. A wrong problem can not lead to a right research. The properly organized information helps in defining the problem and establishing the rationality of research. She said that a novel idea of research needed to be understood. The key factors which play role in idea development are literature review which should be thorough enough. Time factor is also important in studying a research of any time.

Day-6 (Saturday): 13th March, 2021: Dr. Payal R. Dande, Assistant Professor, SVKM’s NMIMS, SPTM, Shirpur told on “Digital Tools for Effective Teachings” and “Workshop on "Use of WordPress" She introduced various digital tools which are useful for such as prezi, socrative, picrochart, visme, directpoll and mentimeter. She detailed few of them. She told about prezi. This is I digital software for making effective presentations. It can be zoomed to focus any point. It helps in creating 3D presentations. She explained various applications of Prezi, method to make an account and its working by giving demonstration. She also explained another tool, Socrative for digital assessment, pictochart. She detailed their use with help of explainer videos.

Day-7 (Monday): 15th March, 2021: Prof. Kanchan Kohli, Director (Research & Publications), Lloyd Institute of Management & Technology Greater Noida spoke on the topic “Bridging the Gap between Industry & Academia”. She said Academicians should not underestimate themselves. Their research and publications are being referred by industry people. Hence, as researcher and academicians, we should focus on authentic results. We should systematize the studies in vitro completely before going for animal studies. We should not harm animals unnecessarily. She also stressed on Growth of Indian Pharma industry. Initially, in covid era we did not had even masks and today we are exporters of covid vaccine to a large number of countries. This is result of research and hard work. This is an example of win situation both for academicians and industry. This combined credibility has lead to a large number of Research schemes which can facilitate research discoveries reaching the people who need them at affordable prices.The current time is to think outside the box and transfer research studies from cademic institutions to the market place.

Prof. K. Sriniwas, Head ICT & Project Management Unit, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, GOI, New Delhi talked over “Building the Competencies of Teachers for Blended Learning Environment: A Step by Step Approach” He motivated delegates to be among the Prospective institutes offering proposal for Swayam Portal and also guided how faculty members must be prepared for the same. He said that teaching is an art as well as science. Technology available for teaching especially in this pandemic era is a tool for teaching. A teacher is superior to technology. Technology is felicitator. Effectiveness of facility is proportional to competency of teacher. He discussed about the issues faculty faces during online teaching such as lack of enthusiasm, no prior experience and sometimes technical issues. He told various methods to make online teaching more effective. This include activities and assignments, skill based learning, students participation and flexibility. He suggested that we must take this pandemic as opportunity and adapt to the technology.

He briefed about designing online teaching where an educator must define the curriculum, course outcome. This is possible by change in pedagogy with instructors taking role of felicitators of Information. He also shared his own website with multiple learning tolls and skills oriented courses. He focused on blended learning.

Dr. Sarwar Beg, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University), New Delhi spoke on “Attaining Systematic Product Development Excellence and Regulatory Compliance using Formulation by Design Paradigms” and “Risk Assessment, Chemometrics, and Experimental Designs Tools for Drug Product Development”. Initially he briefed about rising share of Indian pharma company in generic drug market which has made treatment of many possible. He told that there can be various sources of errors in generic product development such as human error, materials, methods used for evaluation and of course management also affects. Understanding product variability is really important. He focused that robustness is mandatory and Product quality consistency is prerequisite for delivering robust generics. He told that USFDA has been constantly pressing to develop all the generic formulations employing the principles of Quality by Design (QbD), of which DoE is an essential component. QbD concept came in 1991. He also briefed about Pharmaceutical Quality Assessment system. It is 21st century quality initiative aimed to promote the science and risk based approach to drug product regulation. It encouraged pharma industry to apply quality by design principles to systematic development of drug and drug products. QbD is systematic approach to attain quality by requisite planning and execution. It is actually blend of prior knowledge and experimental assessment.

Prof. Reema Gabrani, Professor Department of Biotechnology, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida talked about “Cell Culture and Its Applications” She explained the history and importance of cell culture, various types of cell lines for animal, plant and insect studies. She also explained the requirements for cell culture studies and an in vitro model of carcinogenesis. She briefed about major developments in cell culture technology which include subculturing, antibiotics development, chemically defined culture medium and commercialization of technology. She briefed this using work of her research group. She explained how Cytotoxicity studies are done using MTT Assay.

Prof. Viney Lather, Professor, Amity Institute of Pharmacy, Amity University, Noida gave an Overview of Virtual Screening Tools for Drug Design. He told that how a target directed approach was helpful in drug designing. This approach is in practice since 20-25 years after human genome studies were done. Now, protein database is available to target and helpful in design of drugs which is further assayed. He also explained various challenges in drug discovery. He stressed on right drug to act on right target. In order to get maximum efficacy of a drug, we need to find right target for the disease. We need to find the right molecule which can act as a lead and further be optimized. For this, we may use virtual screening methods which include two approaches. If one is aware of target structure, one can use that structure and known ligands as in docking. He also explained various research work done using molecular docking approach and various tools available for the same.

Day-10 (Thursday): 18th March, 2021: Prof. Vandana B. Patravale, Professor, Department of Pharm. Sciences & Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology (Deemed University), Mumbai, Maharashtra gave a talk on “Six Sigma and QbD: Paradigm Shift in Development of Pharmaceutical Products”. She told about product development cycle. To develop a prototype product, analytical method has to be set and process to be used is finalized. She explained that generally 6 months stability data is available for technology transfer after which commercial manufacture is done. Quality is of prime importance. Sigma control and QbD are enablers for product quality. Sigma is a system of practices originally developed to systematically improve processes, by eliminating zero defects. Six sigma methodologies involve 5 major steps. This include defining customer demands and enterprise strategy, measuring relevant data for future comparison, analyzing causes and effects and improving process to control performance. New regulatory guidelines state that process in depth, parameters raw materials must be well known. New regulatory perspective guidelines say to follow Q8, Q9, Q10, Q12 guidelines and industry follow these norms critically. This is reducing risk.

Dr. Kanika Thakur, Research Scientist, Modelling and Simulation Group at Certara Simcyp, Frankfurt, Germany gave a presentation on “Nanocarrier-based Approaches for Topical Drug Delivery: Opportunities and Challenges” . She explained formulation of organogels and various factors affecting it through her own research work. She also explained how QbD can be applied to make such delivery systems.The various steps in formulation involves entering emollients,API, Phase ratios and concentration of API.Then optimizing these factors,formulation and calibration of the same. She well explained the role of ternary phase diagram in organogel formualtion and key factors responsible for it.

Day-11 (Friday): 19th March, 2021: The 1st session of Day-11 was delivered by Prof. Bhupender Kumar Som, Director, Lloyd Business School, Greater Noida on the title “Outcome Based Education (OBE)”. He explained the terms like Programme learning outcomes, course learning ourcomes, vision and mission and told that these should be framed in a manner that gap between academia and industry is bridged. He emphasized that on a global scale, there is need of graduates who are industry ready and meet global level of quality assurance. Thus, setting the objectives and outcomes of education system is really important. Therefore, mission and vision of an Institute which is defined by alumni, Stakeholders, advisory committee must follow few steps. They must go step by step where first program educational objectives are defined, which is followed by defining program learning outcomes and hence course learning outcomes are calculated. He told about Banjamin Samuel Bloom who defined bloom taxonomy and was a pioneer. Boom taxonomy is one of the ways of gauging competence in the world of learning and development. It contains various levels of learning. There are three domains in which bloom taxonomy is proposed. These are cognitive, affective and sensory domains.

Prof. Shubhini A. Saraf, Dean, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow spoke on “Dovetailing Responsible Research, Academic integrity and Publishing”. She explained that research and innovation has stakeholding of informed consent, purpose transparency, human and social aspects and a value sensitive design. It should be purposeful. Sometimes factors like academic pressure,peer presure and pressure from families and friends can lead to false research. She explained plagiarism and its different types. Careless paraphasing, por documentation, excessive quoting and failure to use your own voice leads to unnintentionl plagiarism. Paraphasing includes rephrase, transcribe, recapitulate, render, restate or eword. Shetold about various levels of permissible limits of plagiarism as given by UGC These include level 0,1,2 and 3. However,plagiarism has some exclusions. These include quoted work, bibliography, mathematical formulae,Institute name. She urged all researchers should publish original work. She also briefed ten commandments of research.

Mr. Praveen Sharma, Head, Communication Skills and Innovative Learning, UniSkills India gave a demonstration on “Integration of Podcasts into Teaching” He focussed on communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. He told about various broadcast opportunities available that can be used to increase your readership or listeners or viewers. He gave hands on training on Podcast and detailed method to make one. He briefed the applications and importnce of the same.

Day-12 (Saturday): 20th March, 2021: Mr. Rajiv Gulati, Managing Partner. Gladwin International gave a talk on “Use of Technology to Meet the Changing Expectations Across the Pharmaceutical Value Chain”. He shared his experience of working with large number of Pharma companies. He briefed how the USFDA office was established in India to inspect the premises. He said that it is better to admit mistake done than to delete its record. This can put one into serious trouble. The use of technology has enabled none human intervention in the field of manufacturing, quality. The more is tech savvy process, lesser is the chances of error.

Marketing has highly regimented tour plan. The company which took digitalization succeeded in short span of time. The sale falls if there is a gap between doctor and medical representative meeting. Hence, supervisors take care that missed calls with medicos are met up. He shared many other experiences in different arenas and concluded that every area develops with technology.

Valedictory Session
The valedictory session was chaired by Guest of honour Prof. Shailendra Saraf , Professor, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur & Vice-President, Pharmacy Council of India. Dr. Vandana Arora Sethi welcomed the guest of Honour Prof. Sharaf. She also welcomed delegates from different states of the country. She said we should be careful about industry as well as Academic exposure. She said the current time is to stay connected and updated. She appreciated the organizing team. She commented that her faculty takes care of job as owners. Leaders are owners. They think for long term. They do not sacrifice short term benefits for long term. We should ignore boundary between different departments. She told about concept “Extreme ownership” which is a requisite to stay for long run in an organization. Accountability and ownership is must for long term sustenance.

Prof. Shailendra Saraf quoted “Pedagogy is an art of teaching”. Elaborating on the vision of academic profession he asserted two important festivals in the plethora of education, i.e., “Festival of Teaching and Festival of Learning”. He mainly emphasized on the roles of teachers and their leadership quality by setting few example of Shri Krishna in Bhagwat Gita & from the teachings of Sushruta Samhita. In the end, Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Chitra Gupta, Professor, Lloyd Institute of Management & Technology (Pharm.). This program was successfully conducted under the guidance of Patron: Shri. Manohar Thairani, President, Lloyd Group of Institutions; Convenor & Coordinator: Dr. Vandana Arora Sethi, Group Director, Lloyd Group of Institutions, & Co-ordinators: Dr. Lalit K. Tyagi, Professor & Dr. Chitra Gupta, Professor, Lloyd Institute of Management and Technology (Pharm.).a