Overview of the Faculty Development Program: The Colloquy - 19th July to 31st July

At the commencement of the new academic year, Jagran Lakecity University brings for its members of the faculty a one of its kind orientation program. This orientation line up will see 10 distinguished speakers, over a span of 10 days, deliver expert and inspiring sessions from the area of teaching, learning and research, and interact with the members of the wider JLU academic fraternity.

The resource persons are achievers in their fields and have a vast experience of engagement in the processes of teaching, learning and research in their respective domains. They have all mentored generations of faculty members and researchers over the past decades and will now share their expertise at the University.

The programme is intended as a series of reflective sessions where all the eminent resource persons will share their insights and best practices, and present to our members of the faculty a distinctive prospect to learn more and more from proficient practitioners in academics.


Prof. S. N. Sridhar

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, State University of New York, Stonybrook, USA

Prof. Larry Diamond

Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, USA

Prof. Stephen Sumida

Professor emeritus, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Prof. P. Balaram

Former Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Prof. S. Sadagopan

Director, IIIT, Bangalore

Prof. G. K. Karanth

Prof (retd) of Sociology, ISEC and Former Director, Karnataka Labour Institute

Prof. Sheela Masters

Former Principal, MD College, Mumbai

Dr. Nirmala Rao

Vice Chancellor, Asian Women’s University, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Dr. K. Kondal Reddy

The Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Bolton, UK

Dr. Kavita Krtishnamurti Subramniam

Co-Founder of Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts and well known playback and classical singer

Dr. L. Subramaniam

Founder of Subramaniam Academy for Performing Arts and a renowned Indian violinist, composer and conductor

Dr. Tyler Sepher

Director, Honors Cohort, Program Academic Director, Master of Human Resource Management Program, Ohio State University


Date Date Speaker Chair Theme Time
Week One
Monday 19-July Dr. P. Balaram Dr. Sandeep Shastri Reflections on Research in the Midst of a Pandemic We will begin at 4pm
Tuesday 20-July Dr. Nirmala Rao Dr. Vivek Khare Private Lives, Public Worlds: Reflections of an Indian Academic 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 21-July Dr. Stephen Sumida Prof. Diwakar Shukla A Poetics of Learning, Teaching, Aikido, and Experience 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Thursday 22-July Dr. Sadagopan Dr. Nilesh Khare What my students have taught me in the past 40 years - in 10 stories 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Friday 23-July Prof. Sheila Masters Dr. Shailaja Shastri Reflecting on four decades of learning 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Saturday 24-July Dr. Larry Diamond Dr. Nachiketa Mittal Teaching About Comparative Politics and Democracy 10.00 am -11.30 am
Saturday 24-July - - Concluding discussions - 1 3.00 pm- 4.30 pm
Week Two
Monday 26-July Dr. G. K. Karanth Dr. Vinay Joshi If I were to Start All Over Again...? 4.30 pm-6.00 pm
Tuesday 27-July Dr. Reddy Dr. Gupta Academic Leadership in Higher education 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 28-July Dr. Tyler Sepher Dr. Ashish Kumar Implementing action-based learning into the classroom environment to drive student engagement in learning 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Thursday 29-July Dr. S. N. Sridhar Dr. Sandeep Shastri What I learnt from my teachers 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Friday 30-July Dr. Kavita Krishnamurty Dr. L. Subramaniam My journey of life seen through the prism of music 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Saturday 31-July - - Concluding discussions - 2  3.00 pm- 4.30 pm
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