The Faculty Development Programme (FDP) 2024 at SCMS Cochin School of Business has been a resounding success, equipping educators with cutting-edge knowledge and skills to enhance their teaching and research capabilities. The week-long event featured a series of insightful sessions led by esteemed experts in the field, focusing on leveraging modern technologies and methodologies in education.

Day 1: Harnessing the Power of AI in Education

The FDP kicked off with an exciting session on “Leveraging AI Tools for Teaching” by Ms. Roshni Kurian, Assistant Professor at SCMS Cochin School of Business. The session explored the transformative potential of AI-powered teaching tools, highlighting how they can enhance student engagement, personalize learning experiences, and revolutionize classroom dynamics. Educators were introduced to various AI technologies and practical applications to elevate their teaching methods.

Day 2: Mastering Quantitative Data Analysis

Day 2 was dedicated to “Quantitative Data Analysis,” with sessions led by Dr. Meera M.S. and Dr. Praveena K., Associate Professors at SSTM. Participants gained valuable insights into quantitative data analysis methods and their applications in teaching and research. This session empowered faculty members with the skills necessary to effectively analyze and interpret data, enhancing their research capabilities and enriching their teaching methodologies.

Day 3 & 4: Delving into Qualitative Research

The focus shifted to “Qualitative Research” on Days 3 and 4, with an insightful session by Dr. Aby Abraham, Associate Professor at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences. This segment of the FDP provided participants with the latest trends and techniques in qualitative research, equipping them with valuable knowledge to apply in their academic endeavors. The sessions emphasized the importance of qualitative research in understanding complex educational phenomena and improving teaching practices.

Day 5: Mentoring and Coaching the New Generation

The final day of the FDP featured an inspiring session on “Mentoring and Coaching the New Generation” by Ms. Raakhee Vijay Nair, a Brainwise Coach and Design Thinking Evangelist from Vajra Learning Solutions. Her insights on guiding the next generation of learners were truly enlightening, offering practical strategies for effective mentorship and coaching. This session underscored the importance of fostering a supportive and innovative learning environment for students. The Faculty Development Programme 2024 has successfully empowered our educators with advanced skills and knowledge, preparing them to tackle the challenges of modern education. By integrating AI tools, mastering data analysis techniques, and embracing the latest trends in qualitative research and mentoring, our faculty members are better equipped to provide high-quality education and contribute to academic excellence. Stay tuned for more updates and future events as we continue to advance our mission of fostering educational innovation and excellence at SCMS Cochin School of Business.