O.P Jindal Global University (JGU), Sonipat, India, a non-profit global university in partnership with Ball State University (BSU), Indiana, USA has received grant from the US department of state and U.S Enbassy, Kabul via Regional Afghan Junior Faculty Development Program i.e. Afghan Faculty Forum for Enrichment, Collaboration & Training (AFFECT). The Group of Afghan Junior Faculty members are provided with BSU hosting along with 10-week professional development stint at JGU, India from January 2019 onwards. The training will present trainees with innovative and interactive forum for course development, student engagement, student-centered teaching, curriculum development, and English instruction, and also insights into American System of higher education.
“The future of Afghanistan will be determined by not just the end of war and terrorism but also the quality of higher education that the country can offer to its youth. Development of Human Resources holds the key for stabilizing Afghanistan’s in the medium to long terms. As an Indian university, JGU is proud to be part of this nation-building exercise for Afghanistan.” says the Professor Sreeram Chaulia, Dean, Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA).
The outcome of AFFECT is expected to be aiding participants in their professional development, acculturation to U.S educational and cultural expectation, initiating opportunities for sustainable mentoring relationships, U.S style courses auditing, and in development of action plan & academic product in implementation upon returning to ‘Afghanistan.
JGU has previously conducted capacity building program for more than 40 Aghan civil servants on a World bank-funded project and has a strong reputation for upgrading skills of working professionals from developing countries through extensive education courses. Professor C. Raj Kumar speaks, ““JGU has an excellent track record in capacity building of civil servants, civil society activists and corporate executives. We have also been training teachers and lecturers from within and outside India over the years. This prestigious US government-supported grant is a major affirmation of our motto of a ‘Private University Promoting Public Service”.
AFFECT is looking forward to create a valuable contribution to nation building of an important country for U.S and India due to joint training of teachers from Afghanistan between BSU and JGU. This will also enhance the academic cooperation between the two democratic partner countries which share common gals & aspirations.
Read more news:
All phones in India to have 4G by 2020: Mukesh Ambani
iOS 12.1 to bring Group FaceTime, dual-SIM support