GNA Business School at GNA University organized a One Week FDP on Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) divided into two technical sessions. The first being from August 10,2021 to August 12, 2021 and the second one being from August 17, 2021 to August 20, 2021. The FDP was virtually organized on the online virtual platform Blackboard and was open to all academicians and research scholars to attend.
The main objective behind holding this One Week FDP was to acquaint the basic knowledge and application of SEM by using Smart PLS and AMOS. Also, it aimed at making the participants familiar with this software and giving them hands on practice on the same so as to facilitate an ease of usage in the future research.
The revered resource persons for the session were Dr. Gurjeet Kaur, Professor, Department of Commerce, University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir and Dr. Dheeraj Nim, Professor & Head, Oriental School of Business Management and Commerce, Oriental University, Indore.
The FDP Commenced with the Welcome Address by Dean Academics, GNA University- Dr. Monika Hanspal followed by the Inaugural Address delivered by the Honourable Vice Chancellor, GNA University- Dr. V.K. Rattan. This was followed by a brief outline of the one week FDP delivered by the convenor of the FDP, Dr. Sakshi Thakur, Assistant Professor, GNA Business School.
The first technical session of three days by Dr. Gurjeet Kaur witnessed the topics of Structure Building through AMOS, Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Mediation Analysis, Common Biased Method under AMOS, Moderation Analysis. The second technical session of three days by Dr. Dheeraj Nim witnessed the topics of Model Building through Smart PLS, Mediation Analysis through Smart PLS, Moderation Analysis through Smart PLS. This was followed by hands on practice session.
A Vote of Thanks was presented at the conclusion of the One Week FDP by Worthy Registrar of GNA University, Dr. R.K. Mahajan in which he thanked all the GNA University Management, the Participants of the One Week FDP. He also had a special word of appreciation for Dr. Sameer Varma, Dean GNA Business School and his team for organizing this wonderful One Week FDP. There was also an enthusiastic participation by all the attendees of the FDP and many questions were asked throughout the FDP. Thus, the FDP concluded on a splendid note.
Mr. Gurdeep Singh Sihra, the Pro-Chancellor, GNA University expressed, “I appreciate the endeavours of the Department for organising such trending FDP’s for the academicians and budding researchers.”
Dr. VK Rattan, the Vice-Chancellor, GNA University said, “The University is always ready to offer the best to our GUites in all the various upcoming speheres.”
Dr. Monika Hanspal, Dean Academics, GNA University said, “I am really happy to witness the active participation of the faculty and the participants in such FDP’s.”