GNA Business School at GNA University organized Faculty Development Programme  on “Structural Equation Modelling Using SmartPLS 4” for the faculty members and research scholars. The objective behind the FDP was to acquaint the target audience with the theoretical understanding and hands-on experience of using SmartPLS 4 software. 

Dr. Ajay Kumar Chauhan, Founder – Research Shiksha was the resource person. The FDP was attended by the participants from Lovely Professional University, IKG Punjab Technical University, DAV University, GNA University, etc. The participants learnt all the nuances of using SmartPLS skills.

The FDP started with a warm welcome by Dr. Sameer Varma, Dean- GNA Business School and the faculty members of GBS. The resource person provided an in-depth methodological introduction into the PLS-SEM approach. He even elucidated the assessment and reporting of measurement and structural model output including the prediction-oriented results analysis using PLSpredict. He explained the purpose and procedure of moderation and mediation analysis. He also provided a comprehensive understanding related to the style of reporting SmartPLS results in a research paper or thesis. The participants throughout the FDP represented a healthy participation.

S. Gurdeep Singh, the Pro-Chanecellor expressed, “I appreciate the endeavours of faculty of GBS for organising such FDP for enhancement of research intellect.”

Dr. Monika Hanspal, Dean Academics said, “I am really happy to witness the active participation of the faculty members and research scholars in such Faculty Development Programs.

Dr. VK Rattan, the Vice-Chancellor, GNA University said, “The University is always ready to offer the best research support to our faculty members and research scholars to enhance their research quotient.”