A Workshop on NACAC Criteria: Session 1
Jain Evening College organized a workshop on NAAC criteria: Session 1 in association with IQAC on 26 April 2021. The NAAC criteria 5, 6, and 7 were explained by Dr. Rajni Jayaram, Dean (student welfare), JAIN (Deemed-to-be University).
The session began with the address of Dr. Easwaran Iyer, Pro Vice Chancellor, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University). The program was introduced by Prof. Ajay Nithyananda followed by the welcome address by Prof. Anil Kumar.
Dr. Rajani Jayaram discussed the three criteria, Criteria V - Student Support and Progression, Criteria VI - Governance and Leadership Management, Criteria VII - Institutional Values and Best Practices. She described the qualitative and quantitative matrix and the processes in data collection to be done. The importance of documentation of the activities of Guidance cell, Placement Cell, Redressal cell and need of a well-structured and organized counseling system and all the other aspects of student support was mentioned. She explained the aspects of recording the progress of students after their academic completion and documenting details like ID number, year and university joined. She stressed the need for a clear mission and vision for campuses and how they should be reflected in the data collected. The internal quality Assurance System and its regulations and the importance of academic auditing were pointed out. Organizing programs on gender equality, climate change, and environmental issues were highlighted as a part the Criteria VII - Institutional Values and Best Practices. The talk flagged off the audience into the work that goes behind NAAC accreditation.
A Workshop on NACAC Criteria: Session 2
The Workshop on NAAC Criteria: Session 2 was organized by Jain Evening College in association with IQAC on 28 April 2021. Session 2 started through online mode on Zoom Platform. Dr. Asha Rajeev, Professor of Physics, Director of IQAC, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) was the speaker of the day.
Dr. Asha Rajeev discussed I and II NAAC criteria, which are extremely prominent among the criteria of NAAC. The session began with a summation of the NAAC process. The interactive session proceeded through a Q & A method with various important questions regarding key indicators answered. Criteria 1 focussed on Curricular Planning and Implementation, Academic Flexibility, Curriculum Enrichment, Feedback System, etc.
Criteria 2 focussed on Student Enrolment and Profile, Catering to Student Diversity. The key indicators and how marks are allotted were discussed. The importance of descriptive questions, presentation aspects, and the methodology to be followed was explained thoroughly. Under the teaching-learning process, the importance of recording and maintaining records of field visits, activities on IPR, practical sessions in the business lab, articles in magazines, student publications were mentioned. Creating a teacher profile and updating it regularly and its validation was emphasized. The session was very informative as the concerns regarding documentation and compilation were clearly rectified.
A Workshop on NACAC Criteria: Session 3
Jain Evening College organized a workshop on NAAC criteria: Session 1 in association with IQAC on 29 April 2021. Dr. Hariprasad SA, Director of Research, HOD, Electronics and Communication, FET, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) was the speaker for the day. His discussion was solely on NAAC criteria 3. He emphasized the work that involved attaining criteria 3. He explained how marks are allotted and assigned. He emphasized the necessity of research throughout the academic. The allocation of department fundsfunds and its management and recording must be done was highlighted. The importance of citation index, book publications per college, and the processes involved were also explained. The workshops conducted for three days were highly insightful preparing faculties to par the various hurdles they are to face during the process of NAAC accreditation.