Dimapur, July 17: The five-day online faculty development programme (FDP) on rethinking critical theory and praxis in the humanities and social sciences, organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Tetso College, Dimapur, which began on July 13 concluded on Friday.
The last day had two technical sessions which saw Dr Basil Darlong Diengdoh of Dibrugarh University deliver a talk on ‘Critical and literary perspectives on post-humanism’, and Dr Sreesha Udupa of N?land? University speaking on ‘Critical health humanities: Illness and medico-political discourses’. The valedictory session was chaired by Tatongkala Pongen, Head of the Department of History, Tetso College.
Three participants shared their remarks and feedback during the valedictory session: Rajani Karki Chettri, Assistant Professor at St. Anthony’s College, Shillong credited the online FDP with encouraging critical thinking and inspiring further research on several avenues in the field of humanities and social sciences. Dr Alemmenla Walling, Assistant Professor, St Joseph’s University, Dimapur said that FDP was indicative of how such hybrid subfields, which comprises of philosophy, psychology, history, cultural, literary, and linguistics studies and more, have woven into the grain of critical theory and made its way into the contemporary bastion, which is striking, thought-provoking, and relevant. Surajit Sen Purkayastha, Deputy Registrar (Examinations), ICFAI Meghalaya appreciated the distinguished array of resource persons the FDP had and lauded the academic and intellectual engagement these five days had to offer.
In conclusion, Dr S Elika Assumi, coordinator of the FDP and IQAC Tetso College, stated that the present pandemic has forced us into adapting novel learning avenues, but the success of the five days FDP was indicative that academics is moving in the right direction.
The FDP was attended by 188 participants from different parts of India. (Page News Service)