A Summary Report On “Innovative Practices & Strategy Development for Quality Sustenance in Higher Educational Institutions”
Internal Quality Assurance Cell of People’s University, Bhanpur, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh organized a one day National Seminar on “Innovative Practices & Strategy Development for Quality Sustenance in Higher Educational Institutions” in academic collaboration with NAAC on October 19th, 2019.
Objective of the Seminar:
- To ensure continuous improvement through Quality measures and monitoring in all the operational aspects of constituent institutions of the University and also to assure it’s stake holders of accountability of the institutions for sustenance of its quality.
- To trigger the quality consciousness among the stake holders by strategy development and to explore better innovative practices in the institutions.
Motto of the National Seminar on above topic was to maintain the momentum of quality consciousness of crucial importance.
The seminar was held for one full day with Technical and Innovative sessions. The registrations for seminar started at 9:00 am onwards. All the participants had reached the venue with lot of enthusiasm for attending the seminar. Delegate kits were provided at the time of registrations. In all 176 delegates participated in the seminar from all over the state.
The seminar was started with Inaugural function and the Chief Guest was Dr. M.S. Parihar (Honorable Chairman Madhya Pradesh Private Universities Regulatory Commission). The seminar was chaired by Dr. Devender S. Kawday (Deputy Advisor, NAAC, Bangaluru), Dr. Rajiv Borle (Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra), Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh (Professor of Life Sciences, Hon’ble Ex-Vice Chancellor, Mumbai University, Mumbai, Maharashtra) , Ms. Megha Vijaywargia (Honorable Trustee and Director, People’s Group), Dr. Rajesh Kapur (Vice Chancellor, People’s University), Dr. V. K. Pandya (Director IQAC/Academics, People’s University) and Dr. Neerja Mallick (Registrar, People’s University).
Inaugural function started around 10.00am. Dr. Rajesh Kapur, Vice Chancellor, People’s University welcomed the august gathering. The Chief Guest addressed the audience with his valuable speech and enumerated about “Quality Sustenance in Higher Educational Institutions”. Chief Guest and Keynote speakers and other speaker were felicitated with shawl, garland and memento.
After inaugural function, the programme was followed by keynote speech of Dr. Devender S. Kawday, Deputy Advisor, NAAC, Bangaluru on “Quality Sustenance in Higher Education.” At the outset, he stressed that Quality is perceived differently by eminent intellectuals. He emphasized that quality in Higher Education helps in sharpening and fine tune learning capabilities, leading to lucrative careers thereby placing livelihood and value for money at peak. The parameter of Quality in Higher Education should include character building, in addition to capacity building. He had given five points of Quality which are:
- Quality depends upon what learners want.
- Quality is affected by the environment of the Higher Educational Institutions.
- Quality depends upon the process that supports efficiency and effectiveness of education.
- Quality should be able to change and transform the society by providing outcome based education.
Technical Session I was started with lecture by eminent speaker Dr. Rajiv Borle, Honorable Vice Chancellor, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, on “Reforms in Academics & Administrative Standards of Higher Educational Institutions – Innovative methods.” He focused upon the modules of learning, innovations in teaching methodologies and methods for assessment. He emphasized on quality parameters to assess the utility of faculty and also emphasized on the dynamic process of teaching and learning because concept gets obsolete over a period of time.
The first session ended with Panel Discussion, which was moderated by Dr. Shubhangi Mhaske.
Technical Session II followed after lunch by another eminent speaker Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh, Professor of Life Sciences, Hon’ble Ex-Vice Chancellor, Mumbai University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, on “Futuristic Trend in Teaching and Learning.” He focused upon the advertisement of skills. He said that the concurrent development is the rise of certification as a marker of skill and knowledge, rather than degrees. Modern companies are seeking specific skills. He was worried about the uncertainties, due to frequent industrial revolutions. He told that more and more jobs are getting automated and that knowledge and skills will play a more significant role. By giving the example of BYJU’S Learning App, in the last he told that the next generation will be more dependent upon the online education, so our teaching and learning approach should be futuristic.
The second technical session culminated with Panel Discussion, which was moderated by Dr. Raghvendra Gumashta. The Registrar, Dr. Neerja Mallick reported about full day events and expressed gratitude to all the resource persons, delegates and members of various committees of seminar. Session ended up with National Anthem.
-Report by Rishi Gupta
Assistant Registrar Academics