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Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management organised a two day online National workshop titled ‘Delivery and Design of Case Studies’ on 2nd and 3rd March, 2022. The valedictory session of this highly enriching and transformational learning journey started with the welcome address delivered by the Secretary, College Governing Body. Mr D K Sindwani. This was followed by a brief review of Workshop given by Principal Prof. (Dr.) Vishal Kumar, wherein he gave an account of activities held in the workshop and also congratulated the organizing committee for successful completion of the workshop. The valedictory session was presided over by Prof. Parvinder Singh, Hon`ble Vice Chancellor, Rayat Bahra University, Mohali as Chief Guest on the occasion. Prof Singh focused on case study as a means of fulfilling societal needs by documenting a case scenario and its crisis control management besides it being a very impactful teaching pedagogy. The Guest of Honour for the valedictory session, Prof. Tejinder Sharma, Chairman Department of Commerce, Kurukshetra University, highlighted the importance of professional skill enhancement and training of the teachers in case study pedagogy. Prof. Sharma stressed on the point that case study teaching is a wonderful tool to make students industry ready and enhance their employability skills. In his keynote address, Dr Gurcharan Singh, Ex- Chairman, School of Management Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, emphasized that today’s competitive corporate world requires students groomed in versatile skills empowered to handle diverse business challenges and case study method of teaching is the best pedagogy tool to accomplish this. He also emphasised on dire need to train teachers in designing and delivering case study based teaching.

Earlier in the technical session on the second day of the workshop, Prof. (Dr) Ajoy K. Dey, Professor, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida enlightened the participants on the theme-‘Understanding the Design of a Teaching Case’. Talking about the importance of the case studies, He highlighted how the wonderful pedagogical tool of case study can be useful classroom strategy if related with the learning outcomes of a particular courses. Adding further, he emphasized that incorporating Bloom’s Taxonomy while framing the case-based questions can help developing high order thinking skills of the students. In a very interesting and impactful way, he covered the important aspects of drafting a teaching case, developing its teaching notes, evaluating it. The inquisitive participants benefitted immensely with the effective query handling by Prof. Dey.