Stepping Up the Development Game
Dibya | Feb 05, 2017
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, NIT, Rourkela, organised a three-day short term course titled “Project Management for Development Professionals and Researchers (PMDPR)” from 27th to 29th January 2017. The course was coordinated by Dr N. R. Mishra, Dr S. P. Ray and Dr Apparao. Prof. B. Majhi, Director In-charge, inaugurated the course. Prof. G. K, Panda, Dean, SRICCE was the guest of honour and Mr Narendra Babu, Consultant, NABARD was the Chief Guest of the inaugural ceremony.
A total of twenty candidates participated in the course. The participants were development professionals from several states representing various NGOs, and a few of them were at an advanced stage of their research in esteemed Universities. Resource persons from eminent organizations, NGOs and NIT Rourkela delivered lectures on Detailed Project Report (DPR) Preparation, Budgeting, HR Planning, Fund Mobilization, designing project and Procurement, Participatory Needs Assessment, Baseline Survey, Project Implementation, Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment, Project Management Tools, Fieldwork and Report Writing. The participants of the program had conducted fieldwork in Jamshera panchayat, Bisra block. The Block Development Officer, Bisra block and his staff, extended their full support to organise the fieldwork.
The Deputy Director, Planning, Sundargarh District also delivered a lecture on District Action Plan. The Block Development Officer, Nuagaon gave a Valedictory address and distributed certificates to the participants.