Published: 03rd July 2019
Harvard conducts case study on Christ University's growth, VC to attend leadership programme
Over the past 10 years, the college has sent more than 100 faculty members abroad to furnish their administrative and pedagogical skills
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has chosen Christ University Vice-Chancellor Abraham V M among heads of institutes in Asia, for an academic leadership training programme. A 21-day programme will train him and 17 others from various Asian countries in handling key decision making moments.
The Higher Education in Asia Leadership Seminar will be held from July 7 to 27, said the Vice-Chancellor, Abraham V M. It is being organised by the School of Education Havard that has done case study of various universities across the globe.
This is following the case study that Harvard had held in Christ University, "the only one in Asia that was chosen for the study," said registrar Anil Pinto.
"Harvard has written a case study of the university as a learning organisation, about what has made the institution grow. And the reasons pointed out to 'learning' that the institute promotes among the faculty members," he added.
Over the past 10 years, the college has sent more than 100 faculty members abroad to furnish their administrative and pedagogical skills. Some have also involved in collaborative research, added Pinto. Now, the vice chancellor will visit Havard and is likely to be exposed to case studies across the globe in various key areas.
University turns focus towards Research
Giving the much-needed impetus to research in sciences and in humanities, the university is forward to establishing quality research where laboratories will be set up for physics, chemistry, and psychology among other subjects.
"The PhD programmes are completely filled across 20 programmes. These laboratories will give the much-needed focus to students. There will be psychology labs and soundproofed counselling rooms as well for the humanities researchers," said Vice-Chancellor Abraham VM.