AMU organizes developmental conference on power, energy

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The Indian government is taking serious steps to produce solar and wind energy as a substitute and to preserve the environment ,'' said Sohail Akhtar, Director in Ministry of New and Renewable Energy at the inaugural ceremony of a two-day national conference on Power, Instrumentation, Energy and Control at Aligarh Muslim University(AMU). He said India is also planning to produce more bio-fuel and electro vehicles to save the petrol for other purposes. He said that 35% petrol was used for transportation. Sohail Akhtar pointed out that Ministry of Renewable Energy is involved in producing alternative sources of fuel for the development of this great nation. Department of Electrical Engineering Chairman Prof. Mohibullah said in his welcome address that this department is among the oldest engineering departments in the country. It had been established back in 1935 and since then had been providing quality education. The department has a strong research base and it has been organizing various seminars, symposiums and refresher courses. He hoped that the deliberations of the two-day conference will be a step forward in meeting out the challenges of power crisis and pollution control in this country across the globe. Faculty of Engineering and Technology Dean S.M.A. Rizvi said that electrical energy forms the backbone of the structure of modern society. However, at present the Indian energy sector is faced with myriad challenges which need to be addressed by the intelligentsia. Principal of Z.H. College of Engineering Ekram Husain said that the AMU Department of Electrical Engineering is playing a significant role in the enhancement of knowledge in view of the changed world scenario. Prof. Mukhtar Ahmad, Chairman of the Conference highlighted the aim of the conference and said that it would provide a forum to network, to share and discuss new researches and developments in emerging technological areas. He said that the Conference has received more than hundred papers from various academic institutions spread all over the country. Organizing secretary of the conference, Mohd. Rehan said that the Department of Electrical Engineering has sanctioned Rs.1.13 crore under the FIST scheme of DST for strengthening the Power, Electronics, Drivers and Instrumentation laboratories. 1 AMU, Akhtar, Electrical Engineering, Mohibullah
6347 UNESCO preparing standards for integrating ICT into teaching 9 3 0 2006-11-09 00:00:00.000 0 A set of ‘ICT Competency Standards for Teachers’ will be soon available that have been under preparation by UNESCO as part of a long-term project to enhance the professional development of teachers.

A set of 'ICT Competency Standards for Teachers' will be soon available that have been under preparation by UNESCO as part of a long-term project to enhance the professional development of teachers.

It will define the standard ICT skills required by teachers, and will combine methods for improving ICT skills with emergent views in pedagogy, curriculum and school organisation. An extensive work has been done by UNESCO and project partners, including Microsoft, Intel and Cisco Systems to make such standards. The project aims to improve teacher practice, teachers' classroom activities, to foster higher quality education, to produce a better informed citizens and higher quality workforce that will be able to advance a country's economic and social development.

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