For the first time, the Subject Association of MMAJ Academy of International Studies, held a “Student-Faculty Interaction Programme” on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The programme was semi-academic in nature and was attended by a good number of teaching and non-teaching staff and M Phil and PhD students.
Dr. Shri Prakash, a senior professor and former honorary director of the Academy set the tone of the programme by his introductory remarks that emphasized the need for student-faculty interactions beyond class. It was followed by words of appreciation by professor, Dr Ajay Darshan Behera who congratulated the Subject Association members and M Phil students for taking the initiative. He lamented the fact why such programmes were not held before. Dr Behera stressed the need for institutional response to encourage such semi-academic and extracurricular activates which bring in students new talents.
A visual quiz competition enthused and enthralled both students and faculty members. It was conducted by Parvez Alam, an M Phil first semester student. Alam along with Lalita of the same batch coordinated the programme. Guessing games and other activities were also organized in which both students and teachers participated.
Prof. G M Shah and Prof. Mohammad Sohrab suggested students to play active role and make a name for themselves and for their university. Dr Shah said that the biggest difference between teachers and students was of age. He said that although the role of aged members of any society cannot be ignored in providing thought and insights, it is in fact the young and youth who bring revolution. Dr Sohrab said that every Centre and Department of the University is supposed to give something different to the university and represent it differently. Students and teachers therefore need to work out something different to contribute to the university and the society at large.
Prof. Mathew Joseph, Dr Rahat Hasan and other faculty members, subject association members Imran, Syed Mohammad Hasnain, Yamini Pandey and Manzar Imam, and some non-teaching staff of the Academy also exchanged their views and expressed happiness over successful conduction of the programme.