SMVDU Katra, 15 Dec. 2018. The Faculty Development Centre (FDC) of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, in collaboration with Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers & Teaching (PMMMNMTT) Scheme, MHRD, Govt. of India, organised a one-day national workshop on ‘Communication Skills Required for Teaching’ where sessions on ‘Critical Discourse Pedagogy’ and ‘Effective Classroom Management’ were conducted by the expert resource persons, namely Prof. Rajneesh Arora, Director, English & Foreign Language University (EFLU), Lucknow Campus, and Prof. Rajnish K. Mishra, Sanskrit & Indic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, respectively, as reported by Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Coordinator of the event. Further, he reported to the Media Cell that the national workshop received a huge response from teachers of schools, colleges and universities from J&K region and from different Indian states. Previously during the inaugural session, Prof. D. Mukhopadhayay, Coordinator FDC, graced the occasion as a Chief Guest. In his address, he informed the participants that SMVDU is the only MHRD-FDC in J&K state, and this is the first event organised by the FDC. Further, he emphasised that a good teacher must learn, unlearn and relearn certain things in order to become a great teacher. Also, Dr. M. M. Chaturvedi, Co-coordinator, FDC, Mr. Samir Vora, Technical Officer, FDC, and Ms. Kanchan Gupta, S.O., FDC were present during the inaugural ceremony. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, conveyed his best wishes to the participants, and hoped that this workshop would help them improve their teaching practices. The participants thanked the FDC, SMVDU for organising such meaningful events. The event concluded with distribution of certificates to the participants in the valedictory ceremony.