7-DAY NATIONAL LEVEL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP
ON ACCREDITATION: DIFFERENT ASPECTS & KEY-POINTS
Day 1, May 1, 2021
The Inaugural session of this 7-Day workshop initiated with the felicitation of the keynote speaker Professor Dr. Madan Mohan Goel.
Dr. Madan Mohan Goel, a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Veer Kunwar Singh University, Ara, (Bihar), is also a noted Nedonomist from Kurukshetra, Haryana. Presently, he is among board of governors of the Academy of Grassroot Studies and Research of India.
The first day of the workshop was hosted by Mrs. Anupam Sabharwal, Member Internal Quality Assurance Cell. The event started with a prayer to Almighty, by Mrs. Paramjeet Kaur, Head, Department of Music and Mr. Sunil Kumar, Tabla Player, to keep world free from all sorrows and pains. Thereafter, a warm welcome was extended by Dr Kulwinder Kaur, Coordinator, Internal Quality Assurance Cell followed by a detailed account of achievements of keynote speaker.
Professor Dr. MM Goel addressed the audience on ‘perceptions on quality in Indian higher education’ and emphasized on honest efforts to ensure holistic development of the human resources required for Indian economy. He explained all the seven quality indicators of NAAC and suggested that one has to develop the power of observation by stressing on what to be done and what not, why, when, where and where not. He also advised all to take baby but significant steps for preparing for accreditation and that too by working without worries.
An exalting demonstration was also presented by Dr. MM Goel on the qualitative parameters of performance as per NAAC requirement seventh criteria, New Education Policy 2020, various innovative techniques to convert weakness into uniqueness and to find out the role in the society for which we have to conduct extension services through National Service Scheme.
In nutshell, he focused his talk on the need of;
Improvement of Communication Skills.
Getting feedback from all stakeholders.
Development of educational ecosystem with policy of implication-oriented research.
Usage of artificial intelligence for assessing SSR.
Later, he answered to the queries raised by participants. The informative inaugural session of the workshop ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Madam Principal Dr. Archna Garg. The event was aired live on Facebook page and YouTube channel of college.
Day 2, May 3, 2021
On the second day, Dr. B. Anirudhan, Principal, Nehru Arts and Science College, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) put light on the scope of scoring good score in Curricular Aspects for affiliated colleges, in SSR.
Dr. B. Anirudhan has 28 years of experience in teaching, Research and Administration, and he has been the part of various conferences, seminars and workshops at National and International levels. He has many awards in his credentials like, Best Principal award, Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellence Award, Indy wood, Educational Excellence, Award, Shri P K Das Life Time Achievement Award and many more.
Mrs. Anupam Sabharwal started the session which was later initiated by offering an auspicious prayer to the almighty to heel the world from the pandemic and revive courage in everyone to sail through the turmoil of tough times. Coordinator, IQAC, Dr. Kulwinder Kaur, read out the detailed profile of Dr. B. Anirudhan.
Dr. Anirudhan shared his lofty thoughts on Criteria-1: Curricular Aspects and he highlighted the scoring scheme of this criteria. He put forward different suggestions for the affiliated colleges to score maximum marks from this criterion. He focused on, Outcome-based Education and also emphasized on the qualitative metrics, and quantitative metrics which are the new inclusions into the NAAC framework.
He proposed different methods how to present information in SSR and also suggested, to devote full time in writing it effectively. Dr. B. Anirudhan also explained the methods of calculating the institutional CGPA which is based on the scores obtained from the three sources i.e., qualitative metrics, quantitative metrics and SSS.
He further said emphatically, that the Criteria 1– Curricular Aspects has five key indicators that are,
Curricular design and development
Curricular Planning and Implementation
Out of which four are applicable to the affiliated colleges, as curricular designing is not under the scope of affiliated college.
Later, he answered to the queries raised by participants. The informative session of the workshop ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Madam Principal Dr. Archna Garg. She felt indebted to everyone who participated in the webinar for exchanging their thoughts to make it constructive and fruitful. The event was aired live on Facebook page and YouTube channel of college.
Day 3, May 4, 2021
The third day of workshop witnessed an insightful talk by Prof. Ujjwal K. Choudhury Pro-Vice Chancellor, ADMAS University, Kolkata (West Bengal) on Teaching, Learning & Evaluation, an important criterion of SSR.
Dr. Kulwinder Kaur, coordinator, Internal quality Assurance Cell formally welcomed the resource person Prof. Ujjwal K. Chowdhury, presently, Pro-Vice Chancellor and a former Dean of Media and Design Faculty, Symbiosis International University, International School of Communication, Film City Mumbai, followed by wide range of professional achievements and extraordinary contributions to academics and overall education.
Compeering the webinar, Ms. Anupam Sabharwal, started the session which was later initiated by a prayer, the only mean to connect with God.
Prof Ujjwal K. Chowdhury, in his lecture, dwelled on different aspects relating to Teaching, Learning and Evaluation. He stressed all to focus on Learning Outcomes, Performance of Students and Mentoring System. Further, he suggested all to work on adopting different teaching pedagogies to improve the performance of learners during this pandemic.
In the changed scenario, the days of traditional classes are over. In future, teaching will be in blended mode and everyone has to learn digital techniques to get recognition as teacher, said Prof. Chowdhury adding that, new concept will be from structural to organic learning.