Depending on the Institute and the program concerned, the end goals of faculty development will include aspects such as: Enabling innovation in teaching method, Fostering the learning of new skills and knowledge, Upgrading the skill set of the teacher in order to include technological advancements, Allowing the opportunity for a teacher to interact with others to find out what is happening in the educational field, Making a teacher aware of and sensitive to cultural morals and sensibilities. Faculty development forms an integral part of the employment of all staff and offers a systematic program of opportunities for individuals, teams and departments to review and enhance their expertise in tune with the objectives of the organization. Accordingly, programmes are designed based on the following specific objectives
- To focus on the quality of the professional performance of the faculties, the implementation of curriculum in their roles as facilitators and update content knowledge in the respective domains.
- To enrich the repertoire of instructional strategies. To develop collaborative structures and supportive team relationships banking on the diverse strengths of the team.
Recent Trend in Product Development
This three day program was organized by Mechanical Engineering Department of Parul institute of technology for the faculty members. On the first day of the program Prof. Chinmay Shah of Parul Institute of Technology, delivered his lecture on Advance modeling & simulation on Creo 3.0 with application of different tools with related to mechanical engineering field. On the second day a lecture was delivered by Mr. Deepak Shah about Fusion 360 latest software of AutoDESK for modeling, analysis and simulation. On the last day lecture on digital manufacturing was delivered by Prof. Bhavesh Mewada followed by a demonstration on 3D printing by Mr.Vishal Brahmbhatt from studio9, Vadodara.
Welding Procedure specification & Performance Qualification Record
Workshop on “Welding Procedure specification & Performance Qualification Record” was organized in Department of Mechanical Engineering, PIT College. The training was conducted by Prof. Bhavesh Mewada – Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, PIT. He explained about the term WPS & PQR and its demand in the fabrication industries. The lecture was organized to make the faculties aware about the subject. Faculties were informed about various ASME codes, like ASME Sec. IX, AWS D1.1 & 1.2, EN 15614 etc. and also explained about the methods to use it. Faculties were made aware about various aspects of the welding process and its consumables, like the various codes used to designate the electrode and its meaning, welding symbols used in fabrication drawings, interpretation of the symbols etc.