Volume III          

Contents

Institute News
Students’ activities
Extension News
Research
Staff News

                                               

Message From Principal ...

Information is not only converted to knowledge but also becomes an important source for wisdom. Due to advancement of ICT the sources of knowledge have increased to a great extent. I am proud of my colleagues who inspired me to use such technology to spread the Institutional news to everybody. With the help of my esteemed colleagues, Dr. Anand Arya, Dr. Saryug Yadav, Dr. Ram Niwas, Mr. Guman Singh and JPF Shri Surya Narayan Sethi, our Institute has published the e-news letter for wider circulation on the eve of Golden Jubilee year of NCERT. We are trying to update the newsletter with all current news from college and school section. I appreciate the efforts of all my colleagues (both academic and non-academic) and students to participate wholeheartedly for Institutional development. We will appreciate the suggestion for improvement of this e-news letter.

Institute News                                                                     

RIE, Ajmer Alumni Meet Held 

The first alumni meet of the 1985 onward batch of Regional Institute of Education, Ajmer was held on 20 August 2011, coinciding with the Golden Jubilee Year of NCERT at the institute assembly hall. Shri Ram Chandra Chaudhary, president Ajmer dairy, presided over the function and Prof K. B. Rath, Principal of the Institute, chaired the meet. Over 350 members participated in the alumni meeting who were at prominent positions in various organizations in India and abroad. Prof. K. B. Rath gave statistics regarding programmes run by the institute, accreditation details, achievements of students in the curricular and extra-curricular activities, etc. He also requested the alumni to strengthen the institution by their active involvement in placement of the present students. In the Alumni Meet the students from the previous batches met and remembered the good old days of the college. The Alumni Meet commenced with the interaction among the alumni students, sharing of their experiences at large and discussing the expectations from the present and future students.  (See More Photos)

  NCERT Golden Jubilee Year Celebration Concluded

 

The NCERT Golden Jubilee year celebration was concluded on 1st September 2011, in the institute, by the entire faculty, staff and students. Padambhushan Sri Anil Bodiya, former education Secretary, MHRD, Government of India, was the chief guest and Sri Atul Sharma, IAS, Divisional Commissioner of Ajmer and Vice Chancellor, M.D. S. University, Ajmer presided over the function. While speaking Shri Anil Bodia said that N.C.E.R.T. has played a very crucial role in bringing quality in school education. He stated that keeping in view of changes in needs and aspirations of the society over the last fifty years, there is a need to educate children on the basis of psychology rather than increasing the load of books. Shri Atul Sharma, in his presidential address said that the establishment of Regional Institute of Education in Ajmer is a great achievement for the people of Rajasthan. He expressed his concerns over the downfall of the quality of education system and reiterated that the objective of education should be not to provide degree but to provide knowledge. He opined that education not only brightens the personality of an individual but also enriches the culture of the society. On this occasion, Dr. Saryug Yadav, Associate Professor of English of the institute, presented the remarkable achievements of glorious 50 years of N.C.E.R.T.  Professor K.B.Rath, Principal of the institute, welcomed the chief guests and highlighted the activities celebrated over the whole golden jubilee year and also brifed about the roles and responsibilities of Regional Institute of Education, Ajmer. On this occasion, N.C.E.R.T. photo albums, books, C.D. and a bilingual quarterly journal, FIRKI, for preprimary children were released. A charming dance was presented by the students of pre primary wing of Demonstration Multipurpose School. Dr. K.C. Sharma, Dean of Instruction, proposed vote of thanks and the function was anch ored by Smt. Indu Sharma, Headmistress Incharge (D.M.S.).  (Glorious 50 years of N.C.E.R.T)

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 Independence Day Celebrated

The 65th Independence Day was celebrated with patriotic zest and pleasure on 15th August, 2011 in the institute playground. Prof. K. B. Rath hoisted the national flag and addressed the gathering. Prof. Rath also inspected the march past and took the salute. As a part of the celebration, Prof. K. B. Rath gave away the appreciation certificate to two employees of the institute for their excellent service namely, Shri K C. Meena, TGT (physical education) and Shri Sardar Mohammad, MTS. The function was attended by the students, faculty and staff of the institute, and their families. The students of the institute including DM School performed march past followed by cultural programmes, including patriotic songs and dance.

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 Extension Lecture on Tagore’s Vision of Life and Art

                

In order to commemorate sesqui-centenary year (150th year) of the birth of Rabindranath Tagore, the first Nobel Laureate of India, an extension Lecture on “Tagore’s Vision of Life and Art” was organized on 15th September 2011 in the Institute. Prof. D. Ganguly, Former Head, Postgraduate Department of English, Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, was the main Speaker and Prof. Sheela Upadhyay, Former Head, Department of English, Government College, Ajmer was the Chairperson. Prof. K. B. Rath, Principal of the Institute, welcomed Prof. Ganguly and Prof. Upadhyay by presenting a bouquet of flowers. While speaking on Tagore’s vision of life and art, Prof. Ganguly stated that Tagore was such a versatile genius that we remember him as one of the greatest men ever born in the world. An artist of the supreme order, he wrote innumerable poems, more than two thousand songs adding musical notation to most of them, a large body of novels and short stories, quite a few plays that are symbolic as well as stage-worthy, essays of great depth and magnitude on topics, all and sundry. His essays are on literature, science, society, education and what not. He was a poet, a musician, a novelist, a short story writer, a playwright as well as an actor, a dancer and a singer, and even a painter. Prof. Ganguly in a very lucid and persuasive language highlighted the diverse dimensions of Tagore’ vast personality and emphasized the need to read and explore the possibilities of his relevance in order to make our society and the world a beautiful and worth living place where we can find a combination of the scientific approach of the West and the spiritual wisdom of the East. He also referred to the opinions of Tagore and Albert Einstein in relation to the existence of the world and God. Tagore says that it is man’s perception which makes the things exist or not. On the other hand, Einstein believes that fact is fact; things exist in their own, they have nothing to do with the perception of man. Prof. Sheela Upadhyay in her presidential address said that Tagore’s vision of life and art was unfolded and uncovered by Prof. Ganguly in such an interesting manner that has aroused the interest and curiosity of the audience to read Tagore’s vast literature that is so relevant for us even today. The programme was anchored in a very graceful manner by Shahgufta Anjum. The entire preparation for the organization of this extension lecture was done under the able guidance of Dr. S. V. Sharma, Students Advisor and the students (namely Navin Jain, Rupa Arya, Ankit Chauhan, Hemendra Upadhyay and Ram Kumar) of M.Ed, Vandana, Sanjeev and members of students Focus Group. Programme was attended by the students and Staff of the Institute. Dr. Saryug Yadav, Associate Professor of English, proposed a vote of thanks to the guests and the audience including faculty, staff and students. (See More Photos)

Students’ Activities                                                          

Teachers' Day Celebrated

 

As a tribute to the valuable contributions made by teacher to the society by imparting knowledge and enlightenment, the Students and Staff of RIE, Ajmer celebrated teachers day on September 05, 2011 at the Assembly Hall of institute. Prof. K. B. Rath, Principal inaugurated the function by Deep Prajwalan and putting garland on picture of Dr. S. Radha Krishnan. On this occasion students of the institute paid their reverence and gratitude to teachers for their selfless effort in shaping their career by giving them teachers day cards as tokens of love and admiration. In the presidential address Prof. K. B. Rath emphasized on the the importance of teacher in inspiring a child to bring out his hidden talent. The programme was organized in the guidance of Dr. S.V. Sharma, Students’ advisor.

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Orientation Programme for First Year B.Sc.-B.Ed., B.Ed. Students

            

Orientation programme for B.Sc.-B.Ed. & B.Ed. first year students was held on 08 August 2011 in seminar room of the Institute. Prof. K.B. Rath, Principal of the Institute inaugurated the programme and welcomed the students & appraised them about the various activities & infrastructure of the Institute. Dr Rajesh Mishra, Dean of Instructions & Head, DESSH, also briefed the students about the courses run by the institute. Dr I.B. Chughtai, Head, DE discussed the importance of educational programmes and various activities of department of education. The activities of DESM & computer cell were highlighted by Dr S. K. Paradkar. Dr Nagendra Singh, head, DEE gave a brief report about the in-service & pre-service programmes, teacher education and various training programmes conducted by the department of extension education. Dr. Sukhvir Singh, Chief Warden, Dr. Beena Mehrotra, Medical officer, Dr. Albert Horo, I/c NSS, Dr. A.K. Nainawat I/c NCC, Dr. S.V. Sharma, Students’ Advisor, Champa Matai, SPA and Rajani, baliyan, student representative, introduced their respective disciplines to the students.

International Non–Violence Day Celebrated

 

The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated as International Non-Violence day on 2nd October, 2011 by students and staff of Regional Institute of Education, Ajmer Day. Principal of the Institute, Prof K. B. Rath, paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and highlighted the importance of Cooperation, non-violence and truth in the real life situation. On this occasion the students of the institute, Hemraj Sharma, Gautam Singh, Akansha, Anugya, Garima, Vatasala Vijay and Anuradha performed a skit enlighting the values of Gandhiji that If you want to change the world, begin with yourself. Dr. Rajesh Mishra, Dr. I.B. Chugtai, Dr. Nagendra Singh and Dr. K.C. Sharma also remembered the principles of Mahatma Gandhi & their significance in the present context. Later a sarvdharm prarthana was also performed.

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Extension News                                                                     

Teaching of Chemistry in the light of NCF-2005 & Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation(CCE) at Senior Secondary Level.

A five day training programme titled “Content-Cum-Pedagogy Enrichment Programme in Teaching of Chemistry in the light of NCF-2005 and Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) at Senior Secondary level” was organized in RIE, Ajmer during November 14-18, 2011. The 22 teachers and teacher educators from the J & K state participated the training and were oriented themselves for enrichment of the subject knowledge with certain aspects of pedagogy & evaluation under the collaborative guidance of subject experts like Dr. Dinesh Chaudhary, Associate Professor, Banasthali University, Tonk, Dr. I. B. Chugtai, Dr. S. V. Sharma, Dr. R. B. Pareek, Dr. A. K. Nainawat, Dr. Rajendra Sharma, Dr. O. P. Meena, Dr. Ayushman Goswami, Dr. Pramila and Dr. Anand Kumar Arya. During these five days the participants were discussed and deliberated topics on new and innovative strategies of transacting content following NCF 2005 concerns, recent advances in the content areas included in the textbook, and on evaluation strategies. Dr Anand Kumar Arya, Assistant Professor of Chemistry coordinated the programme.See More Photo...

Training in Basic Computer and Preparation of PowerPoint Presentation at Elementary Level

 

The training of DIET faculty of Rajasthan state in basic computer and preparation of PowerPoint Presentation at Elementary Level was held at RIE, Ajmer from July 18-22, 2011. The objective of the programme was to make them familiar with basic computer and PowerPoint presentations in specific subjects and also to enable them by use of multimedia in classrooms teaching. The 17 DIET faculties of Rajasthan state participated in the programme. Shri Love Srivastava was the Co-coordinator of the Programme. During the five days lectures on various topics were delivered by the eminent subject experts Dr. S. K. Paradkar, Dr S.V. Sharma, S. Sriram, Dr. Mohit M Mathur and Love Srivastava. During the span of five days, the major topics discussed deliberately includes basics of computers and its components, introduction of MS PowerPoint as an effective tool of teaching using animation, transitions, 3d effects, and live video editing and image cropping features, and the use of   multimedia and integration of ICT in teaching learning process.

Training in Teaching Science for Non-Science Teachers at Elementary Level

In the view of, assigning teaching job for teaching science to non-science teachers, a five day training programme, to enrich the non-science teachers with appropriate content and to develop pedagogical skills in non-science teachers for teaching science at elementary level was organized at SIE, Srinagar during September 3-7, 2011. The 28 teachers and teacher educators from J & K state participated in the programme. Keeping the specific objectives into consideration integral pedagogy was adopted through demonstrations, extension lectures, group works, group discussions, practical and project work. Dr Sukhvir Singh, Associate Professor in Chemistry, coordinated the programme. In this programme Dr. K. C. Sharma, Dr. A.K. Arya, Dr. A. K. Nainawat, Dr. V. P. Arya worked as resource persons. The trained KRP’s will impart training to the teachers responsible for teaching science without substantial knowledge of the same at elementary stage. See More Photo...

Training in Teaching of English Language and Communication Skills

A five day training of KRPs in teaching of English language and communication skills at secondary level was organized from September 12-16, 2011 at RIE Ajmer. 38 teachers and teacher educators of Himachal Pradesh and J & K state attended the training programme. During the training programme five eminent experts- Prof. D. Ganguly, Formerly Head, Department of English, Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, Prof. Sheela Upadhyay, Formerly Head, Department of English, Government College, Ajmer, Dr. R. L. Gupta, ELT expert & formerly Principal of Teachers’ Training College, Udaipur, Prof. K. B. Rath, Principal of the Institute and Dr. I.B. Chugtai, Associate Professor, Department of Education, acted as resource persons. Dr. Saryug Yadav, Associate Professor of English Coordinated the Programme. Major Course Contents which were discussed and deliberated during the programme were: Language, Literature and Communication, Constructivist Pedagogy, Communicative Approach to ELT, Verbal and Non-verbal Communications, Effective Communication Skills, Approaches to Grammar, Language of Oral Discourse, Language of written Discourse, Understanding Poetry, Understanding Drama/One Act Play, Understanding Short Story, Enriching Vocabulary and Assessment/Evaluation (CCE) in English. Keeping in view of the objectives of the programme and aspirations/expectations of the KRPs the methodology being adopted during the five-day training  programme  include lecture cum discussion, demonstration, working in pairs and groups, using media in-puts computer, software packages, power-point presentation. In addition to this, activities including role play, language games and group works on different components of communication skills were conducted in which the participants took very keen interest and they found quite relevant in improving their proficiency in English language. On the last day of the programme a panel discussion on issues and problems in English language and literature was conducted by Prof. D. Ganguly, Prof. Sheela Upadhyay, Dr. R.L. Gupta and Dr. Saryug Yadav who acted as panelists in which participants raised issues related to different forms of language (use of mother tongue in ELT class) and literature (challenges of teaching of poetry and short story) and use of textbooks in real classroom situations which were nicely responded by the panelists.

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Training in Cartographic Techniques at Sr. Sec. Level

A training programme in Cartographic techniques for the 15 teachers and teacher educators from J & K was held at RIE, Ajmer from September 05-09, 2010. The objective of the programme was to develop skill of surveying and collection of data (measurement), to develop ability of map making from an actual summary of the ground to printing and to orient towards Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS). During the training programme four sections of Cartographic techniques, GIS & Remote Sensing; Map Making and Reading; Statistical & Cartographical Tools and Field Survey, were discussed. The practical approach in cartographic techniques along with open house sessions and field observations lead the participants to keen interest. Shri Sh. Albert Horo, Assistant Professor coordinated the programme. The approach was highly participating and most of the participants took very keen interest in practical session and activities being assigned to them from time to time.

Training on the Use of multimedia and ICT in Teaching of Science & Mathematics at Secondary Level

To promote the Role and Importance of Use of multimedia and ICT in Teaching of Science & Mathematics, and to integrate ICT and pedagogy to enhance science teaching and learning at Secondary Level a training programme was organized from October 10-14, 2011 at RIE, Ajmer. The 22 participants from the States of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana and Chandigarh participated in the training programme. The teachers (KRPs) were trained in use of multimedia and ICT at Secondary level through various software programmes available with the Institute in teaching of Science & Mathematics at Secondary level. Dr. S. K. Paradkar, programme coordinator exposed them to the various Internet sites to teach Science & Mathematics, Hands out and copies of CDs/DVDs were distributed to promote the role & importance of multimedia & ICT at Secondary level.

Orientation Programme for Responsibility of Teachers under RTE for the Children of SC/ST/Girls/ Minorities Population and Children's with Special needs

    

The Orientation-cum-Training programme for the 29 KRPs of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan was organized at RIE Ajmer from September 26-30, 2011. The training methodology comprises lectures, individual work, group work, group discussion in different areas, such as physical education, work education, art education and different teaching techniques etc. Information was also sought from participants regarding the activities undertaken and implementation of RTE (2009). Already prepared material procured from the concern states & utilized in training programme for its facilitation. The programme was objective centered as KRPs of the two states were provided awareness about the different provisions enshrined in RTE (2009) and various objectives of this act, they were also acquainted with responsibilities of teachers & schools for looking after needs and enhancement of enrollment & retention for the children of SC/ST/Girls/ Minorities population and children's with special needs. As RTE (2009) has covered various aspect of Education like various Education, Physical & Health Education and Art Education etc. at elementary level, the KRPs were provided training about all such aspects of Education as well as preparing low cost and no cost material and utilization of waste material and available community resources in teaching learning process. Continuous & Comprehensive evaluation and different techniques of evaluation also included in training programme to enrich the KRPs to adopt the same at elementary level as it is mentioned in RTE (2009). Sh. Muzammil Hassan assistant professor, was the coordinator of the programme.

Research                                                                    

Thinking School: An Experiment

A five day workshop for the research project entitled “Thinking school: an experiment” was held during September 26-30, 2011 at RIE, Ajmer. During these five days workshop deliberations were made to develop instructional strategies (i.e. thinking lessons, thinking tools i.e. which tool to use and how to integrate it into the classroom, resource materials i.e. print, video and audio) for primary teachers to teach different thinking skills such as Critical thinking, Analytical thinking, Reflective thinking, Integrative thinking and Creative thinking. The workshop was conducted under different phases and following outcomes were achieved - (i) A layout or proposal as the outline of the project is finalized. (ii) Activities and tools previously prepared were corrected and improved. And even some new tools, activities and ideas are included where needed. (iii) The activities that were approved by the experts and all the members were finalized. Information about the new ideas and tools was also taken into consideration at the time of making new activities. Prof. K. B. Rath, Principal, RIE, Ajmer coordinated the workshop. Dr. Suryug Yadav and Dr. S.V. Sharma were also the team members of this project.

Paper Published

Dr. Saryug Yadav published four research papers (i) Constructivism and the New Progression of Language Education in English Language Teaching: New Perspectives edit. Ashok Kumar in 2011; Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) LTD, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81-269-1479-1. (ii) Teaching English through Stories and Drama to Hindi-Speaking Students in Global Englishes edit. S.K.Agrawal; Himanshu Publications New Delhi in 2011.ISBN:978-81-7906-251-7. (iii) Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger: A Critical Study in Technique and Structure in Booker Prize Winning Writers of the World edit. Ashok K. Saini in 2011, Germany: LAMBERT Academic Publishing, GmbH& Co.KG. ISBN: 978-3-8465-3169-3. (iv) Language, Literature and Culture in ELTI Journal, edit. Chandra Shekher Joshi, September 2011, Bikaner.

Dr S. V Sharma published a research paper entitled “Students’ Alternative Frames about Understanding the Concepts of Optics across Different Levels” in the Bulletin of Indian Association of Physics Teacher (2011). In his research finding, conducted on students learning physics at different levels (+2, U.G.I, U.G.II, U.G.III & U.G.IV), he revealed a high level of misconceptions about understanding the concepts of optics. Students’ responses were taken by administering a tool followed by four practical activities.

Conference Attended

Dr. Saryug Yadav, Associate Professor of English attended 56th All India English Teachers’ Conference held at Department of English Studies, Bareilly College Bareilly from 18-20 December 2011 and presented a paper entitled The Art of Teaching Poetry

Dr. P.C. Agarwal, Associate Prof. in Physics presented his research paper entitled, "Computation and analysis of vibrational dynamics of metallic glasses using mathematical modelling and simulation" in an international conference on advances in Modeling, Optimization and Computing(AMOC-2011) held at IIT Roorkee during Dec.5-7,2011.

Dr Anand Kumar Arya, Assistant Professor in Chemistry Presented a research paper in 3rd International Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry Organized by Department of Chemistry, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur during Dec 10-13, 2011. He presented his paper titled “An efficient synthesis of Structurally Diverse heterocycles fused with medicinally privileged heterosystems” during the conference. Dr Arya also participated & presented research paper in two days National Workshop sponsored by UGC and DST on “Recent advances in spectroscopic through experimental and theoretical tools held at Govt. P. G. College, Tonk during December 23-24, 2011.

Dr R.B. Pareek, Assistant Professor in Chemistry and Dr. A. K. Nainawat Assistant Professor in Chemistry participated in two days National Workshop sponsored by UGC and DST on “Recent advances in spectroscopic through experimental and theoretical toolsduring December 23-24, 2011 held at Govt. P. G. College, Tonk. Dr R.B. Pareek presented his paper titled steroidal saponins from Asparagus adscendens while Dr. A. K. Nainawat presented his paper titled “Eco-friendly synthesis of Alcohols’.

Staff News

Superannuation's:

  • Dr. KC Sharma, Head(DESM), Oct. 31,2011.

 

Editorial Board :-

  Dr. Anand Kumar Arya    Dr. Saryug Yadav   Dr. Ram Niwas   Shri Guman Singh.