Event Details

On 4th October 2023, the Faculty Development Program (FDP) for Shift-II commenced with a solemn prayer song led by Mr. Louis Sahaya Henston. Mrs. S. Savitha, Vice Principal Academics, welcomed the gathering. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, Principal outlined the schedule for the day, encouraged everybody to be the active listeners. Dr. K. Anbalagan introduced Dr. Arul Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Data Science, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Tiruchirapalli. The first session focused on OpenAI Tools and ChatGPT, including versions such as ChatGPT 3.5 and ChatGPT 4. Dr. Arul Kumar embarked on a comprehensive exposition of the historical evolution of AI, its multifaceted development, and its wide-ranging applications. He shared valuable insights into harnessing ChatGPT effectively, emphasizing the critical role of proper prompting. Moreover, he elucidated the advantages and constraints inherent in ChatGPT and its relevance in the spheres of pedagogy, scholarship and research. Dr. G Devi, the Dean of Women Students, introduced Dr. M. Krishant, Assistant Professor, Department of Data Science, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Tiruchirapalli, as the resource person for the subsequent session. Dr. M. Krishant illustrated on the pivotal significance of AI tools in the realm of education. He proceeded to introduce and elucidate various OpenAI products, including Quillbot, ElevenLabs, Adobe Firefly, QR Fox and Remove BG. Dr. Krishant conducted live, demonstrative sessions showcasing the practical application of these AI tools, ensuring that faculty members gained invaluable first-hand experience. Mrs. Mary Jenif J, Head (UG) Department of English, proposed the vote of thanks.