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Literature nurtures imagination, science underlines objectivity: Prof Talat Ahmad, Jamia VC

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Underscoring the importance of school level education as the foundation for higher learning, particularly the teaching of literature, Prof Talat Ahmad, vice chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), said the laboratories have no scope to nourish one’s power of imagination, which is vital for creative works such as poetry, etc. as objectivity remains the main concern in laboratories.

Ahmad was addressing the valedictory session of the five-day Orientation Programme for Urdu Teachers of Jamia Schools, JMI conducted by the Academy of Professional Development Urdu Medium Teachers (APDUMT), JMI, a release from JMI’s media coordinator said.

Prof Ghazanfar Ali, director, APDUMT, JMI, who delivered the welcome address, tabled a thorough report of Academy’s achievement. “Urdu medium people put a lot of efforts in nourishing the Urdu literature but pay less attention to new methods of teaching. It is important to evolve new teaching methods so that it may be able to serve the Urdu language in a better way,” he said.

Prof Ahrar Husain, Dean, Faculty of Education, JMI, who was the chief guest of the session, applauded the performances and accomplishments of the Academy and added that there are three Urdu Academies across the country, out of three only Jamia Urdu Academy is actively conducting the academic programs, the release said.

Thirteen Urdu teachers of Jamia School participated in the Orientation Programme, which covered different topics of Urdu language and literature: Teaching of Urdu Script, Teaching of Urdu Pronunciation, Teaching of Urdu Grammar, Written Communication Skill, Teaching of Elegy, Methods of Education Terminology, Methods of Lesson Plan, Principles of Translation, Introduction of Poetic Genres, Introduction of Fiction Genres, Introduction of Non-Fiction Genres, Socio-Psycho Problems of Urdu, Curriculum, History of Urdu Language, Teaching and Training, Information Technology, Technique of Improvement in Examination, Relations of Science, culture and Literature, etc.

The session was hosted by Dr Wahid Nazeer, who also presented the detailed report of the programme; few participants expressed their views regarding the Orientation Programme while Dr Hina Afreen, programme coordinator, thanked the audience, the release added.