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National Workshop concluded at GNDU

National Workshop concluded at GNDU

Gurpreet Kaur/ royalpatiala.in/ Amritsar

A Seven Day “National Workshop on Scale Development, Refinement & Construction of Causal Models – An Application of SEM using Variance and Co-Variance Techniques” was concluded which was organized by Faculty Development Centre of the Guru Nanak Dev University. This workshop was an endeavour to enrich the researchers in various areas of social sciences with the latest techniques of data analytics and business modeling by using the advanced models (Covariance Based Structural Model and Variance Based Structural Model). The thrust area of the workshop was Business Model Building which was taken up by different resource persons like Dr. Jeevan Jyoti and Dr. Asha Chawla. Dr. A Shiva, a certified trainer of SmartPLS from Hamburg University, Germany explained the intricacies of model building by using SmartPLS Software 3.2.7.

Professor Dr. Rishi Raj Sharma, Program Co-ordinator expressed his thanks to the international collaborators Dr. Ringle, TUHH Harburg- Hamburg, Germany for their online support by providing the access to their latest software. Dr Sharma added that it is for the first time in Punjab that direct online support was provided by the International Developers of the softwares to the participants, organizers and facilitators of an academic programme.

National Workshop concluded at GNDU

The valedictory session was chaired by Professor Dr. Subodh Kumar, former Dean Academic Affairs of the University. He explained the role and relevance of inter-disciplinary research in the contemporary times to the participants. He labelled the cognitive science and its measurement through analytics as the dire need of the hour for the growth of any nation.

The feedback of the participants like Dr Seema Malik, BPS University, Khanpur and Dr. Vikas Deep, from Punjabi University Patiala was that they came in the hope to get something but now they are delighted that they have got more than their expectations. All the participants very comprehensively appreciated the University’s initiative to establish the Faculty Development Centre (FDC) under the inspirational vision of Professor Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice Chancellor and also team of the FDC for creating such a platform of composite learning, research and development. On this occasion, the certificates were distributed to the participants by the Chief Guest.

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